The European Commission has launched the fifth ‘Access City Award’, competition. The European Award for Accessible Cities recognises and celebrates cities making strides towards accessibility for people with disabilities and for older people. The Award is given to the city that has successfully and sustainably improved accessibility in fundamental aspects of city living, and that has concrete plans for further improvements. The Award is part of the EU’s wider efforts to create a barrier-free Europe. September 10, 2015 is the deadline for cities with at least 50,000 inhabitants to submit their entries for the award.
The awards will be presented in Brussels by the European Commission on December 3, 2015 the European Day of People with Disabilities. There will be a first, second and third prize, plus four special mentions, one in each of the areas covered by the Award. The press release with more information on the Award can be read here.
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