Final conference

26th September 2017
9.30 am to 1.30 pm


Instituto Cervantes
Avenue Louise 140
1050 Bruxelles



SENINTER is not just a trip, it is a legacy 





The SENINTER project proposes the creation of a slow and sustainable tourism product adapted to the seniors travelling with their grandchildren during the low and medium season in Europe. Partner organisations from Slovenia, Italy, Belgium and Spain are giving a new form to this innovative idea that launches a new tourist model and opens a new way from conventional to responsible tourism.


SENINTER TOUR aims to promote a slow and sustainable tourism product targeted and adapted to the seniors travelling with their grandchildren during the low and medium season in Europe. 


The tourism product will be based on the discovery of the local heritage (tangible and intangible), culture and on meetings with the local community, especially with other seniors and their grandchildren of the destination.


 During the conference the partneship will present the SENINTER MODEL based on 4 important factors and values:


4 pillars


TRANS-NATIONALITY: the product increases its interest in term of sharing experiences and culture if made in an international context;


INTER-GENERATIONALITY: by giving the chance for seniors to travel with their grandchildren, the relationship within elderly and youngest will benefit;


LOCAL COMMUNITY: in terms of sustainable and foremost responsible tourism, the supply side will benefit in terms of income and knowledge/engagement and the demand side will have a deeper experience of the visited places;


LOW SEASON: due to the target groups it will be possible to cope with the challenge of increasing the occupancy rate during the low season.















Due to the limited number of places and for security reasons we kindly ask you to register to the event by filling in the form HERE





Report 2016 template




 ACTIVITY REPORT 2016 is now online



In this report you will find a summary of DIESIS’s work. For us, 2016 represented a year of continuity with the past, consolidating positions in the European scenario and opening up to new horizons. DIESIS continues to offer its members services related to research and development, European project design and thematic expertise.


In 2016 DIESIS continued its technical support activities for the Social Economy and Social Enterprises through consultancy, project development and training for members, working with the European Commission in the GECES Expert Group, and continuing the technical assistance work for the Managing Authorities of the European Social Fund.


We have consolidated and launched new activities on key issues for the present and the future of Europe, such as assistance and integration into the labour market of people with a migrant background , Social and responsible tourism, solidarity tourism, fair tourism, community tourism… all these forms of tourism which represent a hub of energy and innovative forces as well as an area of great interest and collaborations for Social Economy organisations. Projects related to adult education and lifelong learning have always been an asset for DIESIS. In 2016 a number of practical training activities involving over 100 social business managers have started.


This year we welcome a new member, AVISE, the prominent French national social enterprise support organisation. This is a new step in a full-scale geographical enlargement that is being consolidated witnessing the interest that our structure attracts on the European stage.


In the first half of 2017 DIESIS’ Network is expanding and we welcome 5 new members: the Wales Cooperative Center from the UK, KMOP from Greece, AITR from Italy, Social Economy Slovenia and IARS, an international network based in the UK.


We are proud of these results, which have been achieved thanks to collaboration between a renewed and increasingly cohesive staff and our members, who are a reference point and a continuous stimulus for us. The facts and figures below highlight the impressive amount of work that we undertake each year.


Gianluca Pastorelli 




  key 2016    Facts and Figures 2016



 Annual 2016     Annual Report 2016