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AccessibleEU Belgium - Congress “Bruges: Building Bridges between heritage and Inclusion: Policy and Practical Examples for Accessible Heritage" (24-AW-BE-01)

Establishing collaboration between the immovable heritage and accessibility sectors is not always straightforward in practice. That is why this AccessibleEU day will showcase the success factors contributing to accessible heritage projects.

From various perspectives, both within and outside Flanders, projects with heritage value will be taken a look at. Policy, buildings, environments, experiences, and even mobility within the heritage context will be addressed. Participating experts will share their insights, illuminate them and create awareness with engaging case studies.

  • Target audience: Policy, cities and communities, heritage consultants, architects specialising in heritage.
  • When: Monday, June 24, 2024
  • Where: BMCC Beurs-, Meeting- en Congrescentrum Brugge | BMCC (, Beursplein 1 Bruges, Belgium
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Type of event: Awareness-raising
  • Language: Dutch and English
  • How to participate: registration is now closed.
  • Accessibility information: Accessible venue. Captioning in English. Sign interpretation in Dutch. Translation English-Dutch-English.
  • cultural heritage | inclusion
  • Monday 24 June 2024, 09:30 - 16:36 (CEST)
  • Belgium


  1. 24 Jun 2024, 09:30 - 16:00 (CEST)
    Preliminar Agenda

    Moderator Krista Bracke

    • 9:00 Registration and reception with coffee
    • 9:30 Welcome - Wendy Metten
    • 9:45 Road trip through Bruges with experience experts - Krista Bracke
    • 10:10 International view on accessibility and heritage – Angela Rolfe
    • 10:30 International standard ISO/DIS 5727 Accessibility of immovable cultural heritage and good accessibility solutions of cultural heritage from Europe - Fionnuala Rogerson and Monika Klenovec
    • 11:00 Break
    • 11:15 Cultural heritage in Flanders for everyone (Belgium) – Matthias Francken
    • 11:40 Provincial policy on accessibility - Jos Meheus
    • 12:05 Policy accessibility and heritage city of Bruges - Els Pieraerts
    • 12:30 Lunch
    • 13:30 Enriching museum visits through inclusive design - Alexandra Verdeil (Germany)
    • 13:55: Accessibility in archaeological sites. Two case studies in Spain: Baelo Claudia (Cádiz) and Cáparra (Cáceres) - Delfín Jiménez Martín
    • 14:20 Study R30 railway station environment - Bart Slabbinck
    • 14:45 Addressing heritage issues and focusing on an inclusive experience - Marieke Vanloocke
    • 15:10 BMCC building in heritage context – Ramona Nicolaescu
    • 15:35 Closing word Alderman Pieter Marechal, alderman for welfare (seniors, persons with disabilities and health)
    • 16:00 End

Practical information

Monday 24 June 2024, 09:30 - 16:36 (CEST)
Dutch, English