Region Aquitaine

4th - 6th June 2013

Fact Finding and Cooperation Visit from Region de Aquitaine, France

Aquitaine is one of the 27 regions of France, in the south-western part of metropolitan France, along the Atlantic Ocean 
and the Pyrenees mountain range on the border with Spain. Read more about Aquitaine.

Two Delegations

Delegation from the Regional Council of Aquitaine



Fact finding visit to meet stakeholders and policy makers in the fields of tourism, education and employment from Malta. 
Exploration of possible areas of cooperation for mutual benefit.



Mme Anne Marie COCULA:  vice president of the Regional Council of Aquitaine responsible education, 
higher education, apprentices and culture
Mme Brigitte BABIN, vice director of the regional council of Aquitaine

Mr Joel LABURTHE- chief manager Plateforme Aquitaine Cap Mobilité
Mme Danielle COQUELET- INFA- training center, responsible of the tourim education field
Mme Emilie CHANUSSOT- GRETA Talence- trainer (tourisme field for apprentices)
Mme Isabelle GINIOUX- Trainer, in an apprentice center (field of catering, hotel, tourism)
Mme Isabelle CASSAGNEAU- Secondary School in Biarritz with apprentices and vocational education trainees
Mr Daniel BESNOIST- chief executive of a cooperation of vocational education training centers specialized in tourism
Hélène de SEGOVIA- Tourism sector ‘s officer

4th June 2013

Upper Barakka Gardens and central Valletta

IELTS Exam desk at Chamber of Commerce

Courtesy visit to His Excellency the Ambassador of France

Estate Tour of Ta’ Mena Agriturismo

Meeting with Gozo Business Chamber

Meeting with Gozo Tourism Association

Meeting and tour at the ITS in Qala     

Meeting and tour at Magro Brothers Factory 

Presentation of Eco Gozo project

Minister / Chief of Staff welcome speech

Walking tour through the narrow streets of Victoria and Cittadella 

Visit to Dwejra (sunset)

5th June 2013

Private Visit to Saint John's Co-Cathedral

Courtesy Visit to His Excellency the President of the Republic Dr. George Abela

Meeting with EF international language school

Visit and Meeting with Institute of Tourism Studies

Meeting with European Union Programmes Agency

Meeting with FELTOM

Visit and meeting with Chamber College

Meeting with Honourable Minister for Education

6th June 2013

Meeting with Malta Hotels & Restaurants Association 

Meeting with the Hon. Minister of Tourism Mr Karmenu Vella and Malta Tourism Authority

Visit and meeting with Malta College for Arts Science and Technology

Meeting with Directorate of Education

Lunch at French Ambassador's residence


Visit and meeting with Club Class Residential Language School