The purpose of the Access City Award, created in 2010, is to recognise and celebrate cities that have worked to achieve accessible environments in all areas of life. One of the key goals of the Access City Award is also to promote good practices in cities across Europe by highlighting innovative and inspiring projects and programmes to meet the needs of disabled and older people.
Berlin is the winner of the 2013 Access City Award, for its strategic and inclusive accessibility policies, which cover all aspects of city life and are firmly embedded in both the political and budgetary frameworks of the city. The projects highlighted here demonstrate the innovative approaches that have been taken to address accessibility in the city.
The Award Ceremony took place in Brussels during the European Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference in the presence of European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding and European Disability Forum Vice-President Erzsebet Földesi.
Date: 3 December 2012
Link: Access City Award