Polis members awarded with Access City Award

The Award has been presented on the occasion of the European Day for people with disabilities (3 December). The Award recognises Gothenburg's outstanding work towards increasing accessibility for disabled people and the elderly. The 2014 Award is organised by the European Commission together with the European Disability Forum.

The European Commission awards special mentions to cities that are pioneers in achieving accessibility in terms of built environment, transport, information and communication technology and public facilities and services. This year, the special mentions are given to:

  • Belfast, United Kingdom, for 'Built Environment and Public Spaces'
  • Dresden, Germany, for 'Information and Communication Technologies'
  • Burgos, Spain, for Public Services and Facilities Malaga, Spain for Transport and related infrastructures
  • Malaga, Spain for Transport and related infrastructures

The Access City Award was launched in 2010 to raise awareness of disability and promote accessibility initiatives in European cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants. The prize is about ensuring equal access to city life for people with disabilities. The initiative aims to encourage cities to inspire one another to innovate and to share good practice.

More information:

'Special Mention' for Dresden (in German): click here.

Press Release by the European Commission: click here.