The Access City Award 2016 showcased the efforts of cities across Europe to become better places to live for all people. With more than 250 participants since 2010, the award continues to recognise those cities that are leading lights in dismantling barriers across the continent today. Accessibility is a priority area for the European Commission and the award helps to bring to the fore examples of innovative thinking and best practice which can inspire other cities, perhaps facing similar challenges. The award ceremony took place in Brussels in December 2015 on the occasion of the European Day
of Persons with Disabilities and was presented by Commissioner Marianne Thyssen.