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SAVE THE DATE: 5th June 2019. CEN-CENELEC Open Workshop: 1st European Standard on Accessibility of the Built Environment, Brussels


Logo of CENOpen Workshop:
Mandate M/420 and prEN 17210.

1st European standard on accessibility of the built environment

Venue: FEB - Federation of Enterprises in Belgium, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium


09.30: Registration and welcome coffee

16.30: End of the meeting

Join us at the Open Workshop where you will have the opportunity of knowing the European developments under the second Phase of Mandate M/420 of the European Commission, and specifically:
prEN 17210, Accessibility and usability of the built environment - Functional requirements.

EN 17210 will be the first European Standard on accessibility of the built environment.

These standardisation works are being developed by the CEN-CENELEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 11 Accessibility in the built environment. At this meeting, relevant experts will present the content of the document, and selected stakeholders will provide their views on the future standard.

This Open Workshop is specially aimed to the procurement community and legislators, as final users of the deliverables, to representatives of people with disabilities and of older people, and to all the relevant stakeholders involved in the building process and in the assurance of the accessibility chain, i.e. architects, engineers, facility managers, ergonomists, etc. 

On prEN 17210

The European standard project prEN 17210, Accessibility and usability of the built environment - Functional requirements, has just started its National vote stage. This document has been developed in response to mandate M/420 of the European Commission, providing a standard for procurement of an accessible and usable built environment. The main goal of this document is to contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Europe.

prEN 17210 describes basic, common minimum functional requirements and recommendations, applicable across the full spectrum of the built environment, for an accessible and usable built environment, following the Design for All/Universal Design principles which will facilitate equitable and safe use for a wide range of users, including persons with disabilities.  The functional accessibility and usability requirements and recommendations described in prEN 17210 are relevant to the design, construction, refurbishment or adaptation, and maintenance of built environments including outdoor pedestrian and urban areas.

prEN 17210 is intended to assist primarily public procurers and also architects, engineers, facility managers, ergonomists and other stakeholders in their respective areas of work, enabling them to require, specify, design and assess conformity related to the accessibility of the built environment, using a common framework and a common language, thus ensuring accessibility for all.

prEN 17210 will be complemented by two European Technical Reports.

For your information

A detailed agenda for the Open Workshop will be distributed in the first weeks of May 2019.

In the meantime, in case of any question, do not hesitate to contact

Places are limited. Register here

The meeting will be held in the English language only (without interpretation).
Velotype service and International Sign translation service will be provided.

Download this SAVE THE DATE announcement in PDF format from the right-hand panel.  

ENAT logoENAT participates in the work of CEN/CLC/JTC 11 Committee as a (non-voting) Liaison Member, providing expert input and advice on behalf of its members and other stakeholders in the area of Accessible Tourism.

In the current National vote stage of Committee works, stakeholders are invited to comment on the draft document, prEN 17210, until early July, 2019.