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    Access City Award 2024

    Launched by the European Commission, the Access City Award recognises and celebrates a city’s willingness, ability and efforts to become more accessible, 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.

     

    This edition has a special mention for cities whose work on accessibility is aligned with the values of the New European Bauhaus: sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusiveness.

     

    Who can apply

    The Award is open to all EU cities of over 50 000 inhabitants and to urban areas composed of two or more towns with a combined population of over 50,000 inhabitants, if they are in EU countries with fewer than 2 cities with over 50 000 inhabitants.

    The submitting body must be a government authority in one of the EU Member States.

     

    Selection

    The juries will consider measures taken and planned in the following areas:

    • built environment and public spaces
    • transport and related infrastructure
    • information and communication, including new technologies (ICTs)
    • public facilities and services.

     

    Prizes

    The European Commission will award a monetary prize to each of the first winners and the two runners-up as follows:

    • 1st prize: €150 000 (winner of the title of Accessible City 2024) 
    • 2nd prize: €120 000 (winner of the second place)
    • 3rd prize: €80 000 (winner of the third place).

     

    Special award

    This year a ‘New European Bauhaus’ special mention is given to a city whose work on accessibility is aligned with the values of the New European Bauhaus: sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusiveness.

     

    How to apply:

    Entrants should fill the application form, in addition they are also invited to upload, or provide links, to up to five documents supporting and illustrating the strong points of their application.

    The winners of the European Access City Award 2024 will officially be announced during the European Day of Persons with Disabilities conference on 30 November – 1 December 2023.

     

    Deadline: 18 September 2023, 12:00 CEST (noon).

     

    Find out more here.