This European award recognises cities which have undertaken outstanding work to become more accessible for persons with disabilities. The 2024 Access City Award is organised by the European Commission in partnership with the European Disability Forum.
This edition will have 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 Access City Award is open to all EU cities of over 50 000 inhabitants
Urban areas composed of two or more towns with a combined population of over 50000 inhabitants, if they are in EU countries with fewer than 2 cities with over 50 000 inhabitants
Winning cities receive a financial prize:
1st prize: €150 000
2nd prize: €120 000
3rd prize: €80 000
This year, the European Commission also intends to award a ‘New European Bauhaus’ special mention to a city whose work on accessibility is aligned with the values of the New European Bauhaus: sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusiveness.
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
The deadline to apply is 18 September 2023 at 12:00 CEST (noon).
You can find more information here: Access City Award 2024: applications are open - Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion - European Commission (europa.eu)