Opportunities for participants with accessibility needs

The following organizations located in different EU countries would like to offer special travel opportunities for DiscoverEU participants with disabilities. 

Czech Republic

Prague Organization of Wheelchair Users (Pražská organizace vozíčkářů)

The Prague organisation of wheelchair users provides information about Prague public buildings and transportation from physically disabled persons perspective. 

For more information and support, DiscoverEU travellers can reach out to katerina.novotna@pov.cz, or call the number +420 224 826 078. 

Germany

Support for trip to/in Munich

Club Behinderter und Ihrer Freunde e.V.  and is a non-profit association of and for people with disabilities who support each other and like to talk, laugh and celebrate! CBF will support DiscoverEU travelers in the organization of their accessible trip to and in Munich. 

For more information and support, DiscoverEU travellers can reach out to info@cbf-muenchen.de, or call +49 089 356 88 08.

Hungary

Support for trips in Budapest

Mozgássérültek Budapesti Egyesülete (MBE) is a Budapest based association created from and for people with disabilities. If you are travelling with disabilities and you want to pass by Budapest, MBE will help you organise a fully accessible trip to the city. 

For more information and support, DiscoverEU travellers can reach out to ibolya.kerenyi@gmail.com, or call +36 705 940 817.

Italy

Support for trip to/in Matera

Sassiemurgia is a cultural association that promotes the cultural heritage of Matera (2019 European Capital of Culture) and is a pioneer of accessible tourism in Basilicata. Sassiemurgia will help DiscoverEU travelers to organise their accessible trip to and in Matera. They also offer a 10% discount on their accessible guided tour.

For more information and support, DiscoverEU travellers can reach out to lpetruzzellis@gmail.com, or call +39 320 442 909. 

Free tactile visits in Rome

Associazione di Volontariato Museum ODV, a Roman association that has brought visually impaired people and arts closer for years, invites DiscoverEU travelers to take part to one of their free tactile visits in the following sites and museums: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GNAM), Roots of the Present Museum in Piazza Venezia, Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Barberini, Palazzo Merulana, Villa Medici, Museo Boncompagni, as well as other temporary exhibits. It is also possible to organise a tactile visit to the Vatican Museum.

Tactile visits are a moment of fundamental knowledge for people with visual impairments: tactile exploration techniques are taught that lead to the acquisition of autonomy in understanding the image and achieving aesthetic pleasure.

To book your visit, make sure to contact the association at least one month in advance via email at  assmuseum@gmail.com, or via phone on +39 33333963226. 

Poland

Support for trips to/in Poland

The Polish Disability Forum, a non-profit organization that brings together many associations of people with disabilities from all over Poland, will support DiscoverEU travelers in the organization of their accessible trip to and in Poland.

For more information and support, DiscoverEU travellers can reach out to anna.drabarz@gmail.com, or call +48 504 006 548. 

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