“Access Routes” project hosts Estonian partners in Vidzeme

On 18 and 19 April 2024 together with colleagues from the Vidzeme Planning Region we hosted our project partners from Estonia. The Estonian colleagues spent 2 educational study visit days in Vidzeme. The Estonian tourism services’ providers (local municipalities, entrepreneurs and others), as well as organisations representing the rights of people with disabilities, specialists got

“Access Routes” project starts accessibility inspections in Kurzeme

Kurzeme Planning Region together with NGO Apeirons have started accessibility inspections in Kurzeme. During whole summer we shall visit and inspect various nature sites, museums, guest houses, cafes and other tourism objects to assess the existing status and provide simple and practical recommendations for improvements. The accessible and most interesting objects and srvices shall be

“Access Routes” project experience exchange visit in Sweden

On 5-8 March 2024 project partners from Kurzeme, Vidzeme and Estonia went for an experience exchange visit to Sweden to see accessibility solutions at museums, expositions, science centres and the city environment in two cities which have received the European “Access City Award” – Gothenburg (2014) and Jonkoping (2021). On the first day of the

“Access Routes” project experience exchange visit in Estonia

On 15-16 February 2024, 30 project representatives from Kurzeme and Vidzeme regions visited Estonia to learn about accessibility solutions at cultural heritage objects, museums and nature. On the first day, 15 February, we visited the Vastseliina Episcopal castle complex with a museum of medieval life and a modern Pilgrim’s house featuring an educational exposition in

“Access Routes” local project forum in Saldus

On 24 January 2024 in Saldus, together with NGO Apeirons, municipalities from Kurzeme, tourism specialists and guides, Kurzeme Planning Region organised a local open forum as part of the Project “Development of accessible tourism routes” (Access Routes) to discuss about facilitation of accessibility at culturally-historical objects in Kurzeme! What to do to make museums, expositions

First partner meeting in project “Access Routes”

On 26-27 October the Access Routes project partners met at Šlokenbeka Manor in Kurzeme for the first on-site kick-off meeting. The project is being carried out by the Kurzeme Planning Region as the Lead partner in cooperation with Vidzeme Planning Region, Estonian Chamber of People with Disabilities, Development Centre of Võru County, Tartu County Tourism

EE-LV00043 “Development of accessible tourism routes” (Access Routes)

PROJECT OBJECTIVE Expand the chain of accessible nature tourism destinations on mapeirons.eu and develop 30 accessible 1-3 day routes in Latvia and Estonia. TARGET GROUP Local and foreign travellers Interest groups, incl. NGOs representing people with disabilities Tourism service providers – entrepreneurs, local municipalities, museums etc. PROJECT DURATION 1 October 2023 – 31 March 2026