Best practice in making EU cities more accessible: Access City Award 2021 report just out
Find out about the champions of accessibility and how they are ensuring equal opportunities for all to take part in day-to-day life in their cities.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day: the European Commission is working towards the inclusion of all
20 May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Find out the actions taken by the EU to improve accessibility and what to expect in the near future Union of Equality.
Union of Equality: European Commission presents Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030
Today, the European Commission presents an ambitious Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030 to ensure their full participation in society, on an equal basis with others in the EU and beyond.
Equality: 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the EU
Ten years ago, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) entered into force in the EU. The Convention was a breakthrough for the rights of persons with disabilities and it is the first human rights convention ratified by the EU.
Equality: City of Jönköping in Sweden wins 2021 Access City Award
The 2021 Access City Award goes to the city of Jönköping for making the city more accessible to persons with disabilities.
European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 helped to remove barriers
The European Commission has published the evaluation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020.
Access City Award 2021 now open for applications
Applications for the 11th Access City Award competition are now open. EU cities have until 9 September to apply.
Warsaw wins 2020 Access City Award
The 2020 Access City Award goes to the city of Warsaw, in Poland. By involving people with disabilities and accessibility needs in its endeavour to make the city more accessible, Warsaw was able to make a substantial overall improvement to the city's ease of access in a short space of time.
Public consultation: evaluation of the European disability strategy 2010-2020 (Deadline extended)
On 31 July 2019 the Commission has launched an open public consultation on the implementation of the European disability strategy 2010-2020.
Breda wins 2019 Access City Award for making the city more accessible to citizens with disabilities
The 2019 Access City Award goes to the city of Breda, in the Netherlands, for continuously making improvements to make life easier for people with disabilities.