Antonella Correra

Antonella Correra


Byography

Antonella Correra is a Policy Officer in the Tourism and Cultural Instruments Unit, Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission, dealing with accessible tourism and safety of travellers. Antonella joined the European Commission in 1998 where she has held different roles first in the Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union, dealing with inter-institutional relations, transparency and data protection, then in the Directorate General for Health and Consumers, dealing with product safety, leading the development and setting of safety standards for consumer products and services. Prior to joining the EU Commission, Antonella worked as a civil servant in the Italian National Health Service. She holds two University Degrees in Law and Political Sciences from the University of Rome "La Sapienza".

Abstract

EU policy instruments on universal accessibility in tourism
The intervention will be divided in two main parts
1) Overview of the significance of accessible tourism for the European tourism sector.
The intervention will provide an overview of the significance of accessible tourism in Europe, in terms of its economic contribution, both current and potential. Information will also be provided on the preferences, behavioural aspects, and demographic evolution of the demand. Subsequently , gaps in the supply of accessible tourism and the requirements in skills and training for the sector will be indicated. Data on recent research carried out by the European Commission will be provided.
2) Main policy and financial support
The second part will present main policy, actions and initiatives, and financial support provided by the European Commission to foster a tourism sector of excellence accessible to all.