„Cultural Timișoara – City of Europe, City of Everyone” International Conference

The conference aims to present the project and examples of good practices at the European level regarding the access of people with disabilities to cultural and tourism activities.

The event will be organized in a hybrid, accessible format, with the participation in the hall of some Romanian and foreign guests - representatives of the partners in the project, of the cultural institutions that were involved in the project, of the local public institutions and authorities, of the public and private organizations involved in promoting tourism, financiers, sponsors, supporters and collaborators.

Collaborators of the CED Romania Association, from the country and abroad, experts in fields such as accessibility, accessible tourism, accessibility in culture and heritage, as well as people with disabilities who will share experiences related to access, will give presentations from the hall or from a distance. and participation in cultural activities.

Online access will be free, with the event being broadcast live at least on the project's Facebook page.

Moderated by Szövérdfi-Szép Zoltán from partner Asociația Ceva de Spus, the event will be held in an open format, providing a platform for discussions with participants in the room and online.

An event promoted under the European Accessibility Resource Centre AccessibleEU, with the participation of three of the Centre’s experts



08:15 - 09:00

Opening session



09:00 - 09:20





CED Romania Association - Project Coordinator, Cristina Căluianu




Timișoara Projects Centre - Expert in community engagement and social inclusion, member of the Curatorial Team Timișoara 2023, Teodora Borghoff



09:20 - 10:30

Project presentation








CED Romania Association- Project Coordinator, Cristina Căluianu


We will hear about general Project information and some of its milestones.



09:30 - 10:10

Audara - more than an accessibility audit of cultural venues application


We will hear stories about Audara’s journey since the spring of 2021, and we will find out some of the user experiences - from data entry to the analysis of the audit reports.




CED Romania Association- Project Manager, Cristina Căluianu




CED Romania Association - Project Assistant, Alina-Ancuța Ursoi




AccessibleEU / European Network for Accessible Tourism ENAT - Board members

Ivor Ambrose, AccessibleEU Senior Expert - specialization: accessibility of the build environment

Katerina Papamichail, National Expert Accessible EU Greece - architect, specialization: accessibility of the built environment, heritage and standardization



10:10 - 10:30

AccessibleEU / ENAT - Senior Expert, Magnus Berglund


Cultural tourism is about cultural venues, but also about the hospitality industry - and Scandic Hotels is the accessibility landmark.



10:30 - 10:50

Coffee break



10:50 - 12:20

Timișoara - a disability-friendly destination for cultural tourism


We will present places and success stories, and share experiences to support Timișoara becoming a relevant destination on the accessible tourism map




National guide from Timișoara, Alexandra Irimia




Hungary4All - accessibility and accessible tourism expert, Nagy Noémi




The Water Museum - Coordinator, Anabella Costache




Basca Theatre - Actor and founder, Ana-Maria Ursu




Constanța Walking Tour with Diana Slav - national tourist guide from Constanța, Diana Slav




Destination Everywhere - inclusive communication in tourism expert, Eleonora Censorii



12:20 - 12:40

Coffee break



12:40 - 13:20

Presentation of the inclusive cultural content created in the Project


We will share information on the innovative products (for the local market) we created, about sensory art, and most importantly - we will find out about the user experience of adults and children.




Project concept: why and how?


CED Romania Association- Project Coordinator, Cristina Căluianu




“Feel the City” tactile exhibition


Prin Banat Association, Project partner - Curator, Lia Pfeiffer




Sensory art under #Timișoara4All


Plastic artist, Lucreția Maiorescu




Tactile kits - inclusion, participation, education


CED Romania Association - Project coordinator, Cristina Căluianu




The City’s sound and touch - grownups and children user experiences


Iris Special Theoretical High-school Timișoara - prof. Constantin Cristache



13:20 - 13:50

European Accessibility Resource Centre AccessibleEU




AccessibleEU - Romania, National Expert Cristina Căluianu




AccessibleEU Senior Expert - build environment, Ivor Ambrose



13:50 - 14:00

Closing remarks


CED Romania Association - Project Coordinator, Cristina Căluianu

The project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is funded through the Grow Timișoara 2023 programme, implemented by the Center for Projects Timișoara, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

Part of

Cultural Timișoara - European city for all

Cultural Timișoara - European city for all