Inclusive Tourism

12 March 2024

The RUN-EU Short Advanced Programme (SAP) ‘Inclusive Tourism’, is jointly organised by the Polytechnic University of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), and the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NHL Stenden).

Inclusive tourism is an approach that seeks to provide equal travel opportunities for all, removing barriers for individuals regardless of background or ability. It’s not just a trend but a conscious effort to promote equal participation in the tourism industry.

Embracing diversity and making travel accessible to all not only improves the lives of individuals, but also promotes cultural exchange, economic growth and sustainable development on a global scale. However, despite the progress made in promoting inclusivity within the tourism sector, there’s still a long way to go. Many destinations and attractions lack the necessary infrastructure and services to effectively cater for diverse needs.

This SAP provides students with a comprehensive understanding of inclusive tourism principles and practices, empowering the next generation of industry leaders to drive positive change.

Through experiential learning, interdisciplinary study and practical application, students can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to advocate for inclusivity in their future careers.

This programme is designed to provide students with the tools they need to help pave the way for a more sustainable and inclusive tourism industry.

From 2 to 19 April 2024

Face-to-face week
From 15 to 19 April at the Polytechnic University of Cávado and Ave, Barcelos, Portugal

Mode of delivery

Language of instruction

ECTS credits

Academic recognition
To be defined by each higher education institution

Eligible participants
RUN-EU students from any cycle except the 3rd cycle.
Staff from any RUN-EU member university.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, students will be able to:

  • Consider individual contributions to society.
  • Identify opportunities for change and sharing.
  • Learn about inclusive event innovation and transfer to other contexts.
  • Understand international collaboration and networking.
  • Explore links between leisure, tourism and health.
  • Improve social media skills.
  • Share cultural traditions and improve Portuguese language proficiency.

How to apply
Fill in the application form

Deadline for applications
19 March 2024

Selection criteria
Motivation and expectations of the students in line with the content of the SAP, a broad representation of fields of study and balanced participation of RUN-EU member institutions.Maximum number of students to be selected: 20.

IPCA, Portugal
NHL Stenden, The Netherlands

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