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Access City Award - Apply Now!

24 July 2014

The fifth edition of the Access City Award given to cities for greater accessibility to people with disabilities and older people, is open now for applications until 10 September 2014.

EU cities are invited to participate in the fifth edition of the Access City Award - The European Prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people. The prize recognizes cities for their efforts to make it easier for disabled and older people to gain access to public areas such as housing, children’s play areas, public transport or communication technologies.

Cities with over 50 000 inhabitants from all Member States can apply to present their activities and strategies designed to make cities barrier-free, better places to live for everyone. The selection process has two stages: first at national level and then followed by the European selection.

More information can be obtained from the Access City Award website. There is also a Secretariat available to answer questions and can be reached via email.

Last year's winner was Polis member Gothenburg. Other 2 Polis members, Burgos and Dresden are also in the brochure of good practices and Malaga was the one with special mention for transport.  The brochure presenting winning cities and their achievements is available here.