Η υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στην παραγωγή των συγκεκριμένων προϊόντων δεν συνιστά αποδοχή του περιεχομένου, το οποίο αντικατοπτρίζει αποκλειστικά τις απόψεις των συντακτών, και η Επιτροπή δεν μπορεί να αναλάβει την ευθύνη για οποιαδήποτε χρήση των πληροφοριών που περιέχονται σε αυτήν.
The Institute of Citizen's Sustainable Development and Health (I.Ci.S.DE) was established in 2011 in Piraeus, Greece. It constitute a non-profit organization where its main aims and objectives are to contribute to the welfare of human society through the provision of sustainable services towards multiple audiences (regional authorities, local citizens, people that belong to vulnerable target groups, entrepreneurs etc. In order to achieve that, ICISDE is activated in a number of fields that deal with environmental protection, activities related to the field of economics at the local, national and European level, promotion of the region and regional products and health activities. Apart from that, ICISDE also conducts research on multiple target groups and sectors including immigrants, persons with disabilities, regional development, e-health and medical services.
In general, ICISDE prepares and implements projects related to human resources management and training, tourism and catering services – in hotel, public health, entrepreneurship, information technology, environmental protection, regional development, research. However, through the past years ICISDE is oriented in overtaking activities that contribute significantly in social inclusion of vulnerable groups of people such as people with disabilities (deaf, people with hearing impairments, blind and people with visual problems), people over 50 years old that lack of education etc. by developing methodologies and training programs that widen their perspectives for improving their everyday life and providing opportunities for professional rehabilitation.
Persons with sensory disabilities as a target group for the tourism industry - exchange of good practices (2019-1-PL01-KA202-064948)
This project is an example of a strategic partnership supporting the exchange of good practices. The aim of this project is to develop satisfactory solutions in the field of professional preparation of tourism organizations to provide services for sensory disabled people (hearing-impaired, deaf, visually impaired and blind people) by the exchange of good practices. What is agreed by both interested parties, the representatives of tourism industry and the people with sensory disabilities, there is no special touristic offer addressed to people with such disabilities. It is because of two main reasons: insufficient knowledge in terms of such peoples’ needs and expectations, and their lack of interest in touristic services. The latter one is a result of the group’s separateness (especially people with hearing loss) and the offer not being adjusted to their needs.