Online Open Workshop: Towards Common European Criteria on Accessibility of the Built Environment: Outcomes of Mandate M/420

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Presentation of the new European Standard on Accessibility of the Built Environment. Link to video and download presentations.

UNE M420 Workshop banner with wheelchair user on ramp, UNE and Fundacion ONCE logosPresentation of the new European Standard and Technical reports on Accessibility of the Built Environment.

The Meeting is free of charge and open to all interested persons.

Update: 15 April 2021: Video and speakers' slide presentations are now available at the UNE Website.  

Date: Monday, 22nd March 2021

Time: 10:00 to 12:15 Central European Time (Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Rome)

Accessibility provisions: International sign language interpretation and live captioning will be provided.

Platform: Online - ZOOM Meeting

Speakers representing UNE (Spanish Standards Organisation), the European Commission, Fundación ONCE, and the Mandate M/420 Project Team will introduce and present EN 17210:2021, the 1st European standard on accessibility of the built environment and two Technical Reports supporting the implementation of the Standard.

Representatives of some user organisations will present their perspectives on the results and there will be a 'Questions and Answers' session where the audience is invited to particpate.  


The European Standard and Technical Reports are the result of the Phase 2 studies and standards work in response to the European Commission Standardisation Mandate M/420 delivered to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in support of 'European accessibility requirements for public procurement in the built environment', which was issued in 2007. 

Phase 2 of Mandate M/420 is in its final stages. The European Standardisation Organisations CEN and CENELEC, within CEN-CENELEC JTC 11, with the impulse and support of the European Commission, have just produced the 1st European Standard on the accessibility of the built environment, EN 17210:2021. It will be soon complemented by two European Technical Reports on technical specifications to fulfil the functional requirements given in the standard and on its conformity assessment.

The workshop will address the relevance of the works of M/420 on the accessibility of the built environment from both the institutional and the technical point of view.

You will have the opportunity to know the key issues addressed in the new European standardisation documents, that will be explained by Project Team members who worked on them from scratch.

Besides, you will have a 360º view from the different stakeholders that will benefit from these documents.

If you are part of the procurement community or a legislator, are involved in the design of buildings and public spaces, or have experienced the need of more accessible spaces, that do not leave any citizen behind, then this workshop is specially aimed at you!

Please note!

Pre-registration is obligatory. Register

After registration you will receive joining details by email from the organisers.

Download the Programme in PDF format from the right-hand panel. 

The Programme also contains the link to the Registration Form. 

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