The Access City Award recognises 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.
Who can participate?
The Access City Award is open to all EU cities of over 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.