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Encourage your city to apply to Access City Award

It is open to all cities within the EU with more than 50,000 inhabitants

  • June 25, 2018 18:10
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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European cities today have a steadily ageing population, as well as a growing number of persons with disabilities. These Europeans have difficulty getting around in the urban environment and making full use of the services and facilities which others take for granted.The Access City Awardrecognises and celebrates a city's willingness, capability and efforts to ensure accessibility in order to:

  • guarantee equal access to fundamental rights;
  • improve the quality of life of its population and ensure that everybody - regardless of age, mobility or ability - has equal access to all the resources and pleasures cities have to offer.

The award is open to all cities within the EU with more than 50,000 inhabitants. In Member States with less than two of such cities, urban areas composed of two or more towns may also participate if their combined population exceeds 50,000 inhabitants. The award recognises and celebrates cities which proactively support accessibility for persons with disabilities and take exemplary steps to improve accessibility in the urban environment.

Source: European Commission

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