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23. January 2019

Eurocities Working Group

Barrier-free cities for all

The Opens external link in new windowWorking Group will continue its cooperation with the Commission on the implementation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 to improve barrier-free accessibility in Europe. It will also work with the Commission on the Phase 2 of the EU Mandat M/420 European Accessibility Requirements in Public Procurement in the built environment, etc.

Objectives:

  • EU wide implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by cities

  • Exchange of experience on developing and designing cities without barriers

  • Analysis of the impact of demographic change on planning of barrier-free cities

  • Long-term objective: Participation and influencing European standards on accessibility

  • Considering the requirements of in higher education and advanced training of architects, city and traffic planners and of representatives of the crafts

  • Model projects to the requirements for a European manual / Development of a European manual to accessibility/Design for all in public traffic, buildings and environment with European standards