SMART project hosted three educational webinars – on 12, 18 and 26 May 2021 –  designed for cultural and tourist operators, as well as associations, students and citizens working in these two sectors. 

Although this year has been particularly difficult for the culture and tourism sectors, the SMART project team is even more determined to support this sector, both locally and internationally,  and to strengthen the resilience of organisations and communities. Thus, the aim of the events was to increase their knowledge and skills, while making them active-players in the revitalisation of European culture and museums!


SMART project team is even more determined to support this sector, both locally and internationally,  and to strengthen the resilience of organisations and communities


Keynote speakers and experts from SMART partner organisations were invited for interesting and enriching discussions on the three key challenges defined within the project:

  • Web accessibility
    • by Federico Poda, Web developer at Independent L., who introduced the key concepts of digital accessibility, its standards and rules, as well as showing us valuable examples of accessible websites and graphics;
  • Digitisation of museums
    • by Lukas Grundner, a junior researcher at the MA\ and Stefanie Wallinger, a senior lecturer at the University of Salzburg, who shared innovative and useful methods for enhancing user experiences and building ….museums;
  • New practices to promote cultural heritage and civic participation
    • by Carlo Presotto and Paola Rossi of La Piccionaia, together with Stefania Zardini Lacedelli of Dolom.it, who stressed the importance of involving community members in the promotion of cultural and natural heritage and presented the Silent Play tool.

The webinars were structured as a combination of theoretical sessions and participatory discussions, where participants had the opportunity to share their thoughts and reflections. In addition, they were broadcast in Italian, English and German and a translation into English sign language was also available.

Thanks to all the participants who joined the webinars, who came from different European countries such as France, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Romania and also from outside such as Tunisia and Morocco!

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Couldn’t attend the webinars? Want to review the webinars? The webinars are available online! Find them on the Facebook page of the SMART project and on
Youtube account of ALDA.

To know more about the project, please visit ALDA website