Launch of the Ecalypso platform, 12th of June in Brussels

Ecalypso will be launched on the 12th of June in Brussels in the Palais des Beaux-Arts.logo_steep_beta.jpg

Program of the day 12 of June
Place:  Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (Belgium)
09.30 – 10.00 Welcoming Coffee
10.00 – 10.10 Opening by Mr. Jean Marc Mignon, ISTO President
10.10 – 10.25 European Commission message by Mr. Pedro Ortùn,
Director of DG Enterprise & Industry (tbc)
10.25 – 11.00 Introduction to STEEP Project by Mr. Danny Silva, Project Manager
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 11.45 Good Practice by Mr. László Karsai, Erzsébet Utalványforgalmazó és
Gazdasági Szolgáltató Kft.
11.45 – 12.15 Ulla Äänismaa, North Karelia Regional Council, TOURAGE Project
12.15 – 12.45 Tourism Link Project by Mr. François-Xavier Peers, Project Manager
12.45 – 14.00 Networking Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Presentation of by SEGITTUR
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 16.30 Joining Calypso by Mr. Danny Silva, Project Manager
16.30 – 16.45 Conclusions by Mr. Yves Godin, ISTO Secretary General
16.45 – 17.00 Setting up appointments for the Business Dating of the 20th June

Practical Info Events

Short presentation of the Steep project is a unique tool helping the tourism industry cover low seasonality through supporting the development of new products and packages for specific niche markets/target groups.

STEEP services will aid in the development of partnerships, joint package development and other needs to members and partners of the tool offers a B2B service which sells specially designed offers and packages aimed at specific target group associations or specialist operators; inform and educate stakeholders on the advantages of providing Social Tourism offers and packages.

The Calypso platform consists of two distinct areas:

Public. Comprised of useful data regarding Best practices, Social tourism research, Calypso Initiative actions, recent news and current information on holiday offers and other useful resources and calls.

Private. Open to members it aims at bringing the offer & demand within social  tourism into one location. The tools allow for quick and simple transactions between buyers & sellers. It is an info and sales point. Useful tools allow building a profile, packages and pricing for sale directly through the Platform.

Buyer/Seller membership offering access to the private area and all data at a  yearly fixed value. Commercial Buyers (i.e. Tour Operators) add an operational

Commission fee stipulated within the limitations of the Commercial Charter.

Partnership agreement a yearly fixed contribution giving full access to the organization and its represented members. Partnership will imply board roles, access to project developments and proposals, commission free transactions, voting rights and a minimum 3year commitment to the partnership.


Danny Silva, Project Manager

Serena Ianniello, Project Coordinator Officer

Clara Belda, Project Communication Officer

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