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Luxembourg City Wins 2022 Access City Award

07/01/2022 | 0 comments

Image of Luxembourg city with text Access City award winner 2022Luxembourg City Award Winner 2022. (Image: European Commission).

The European Commission's annual award is given to cities with over 50,000 inhabitants who present their actions and strategies to become barrier-free and better cities for everyone to live and work.

A jury of accessibility experts awarded Luxembourg City first place among 40 entrants for its wide range of innovative solutions and improvements to enhance accessibility for persons with disabilities.

The winners were announced at the Access City Award ceremony in Brussels on 3 December 2021.

Watch The Award Ceremony (with subtitles and sign language interpretation). 

(Take particular note of the speeches by the award winners to learn how they achieved success)!

The city of Helsinki in Finland and the city of Barcelona in Spain were the second and third place winners.

Leuven in Belgium and Palma in Mallorca, Spain, each received a Special Mention. Leuven was recognised for mainstreaming accessibility, including in the digital area.

Palma won a special mention for improving access to the physical environment, including natural areas, beaches and parks to support inclusive tourism.

The city of Porto, Portugal, received a Special Mention for improving accessibility of train stations. 2021 was the European Year of Rail Transport.   

 

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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): European Commission in collaboration with European Disability Forum
Language(s): BUL | DA | DE | EL | EN | ES | ET | FI | FR | HRV | HU | IT | LT | LV | MT | NL | PL | PT | RO | SLO | SLV | SV

Reference

Publisher: European Commission
Date published on the web: 03/12/2021
Source: ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=88&eventsId=1871&furtherEvents=yes

Keyword(s)

Accessibility information, access guides | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Architecture, design and planning | Assistive Technologies | Attractions | Beaches | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Information and Communication Technologies | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Policy, legislation | Rail travel | Special services for disabled visitors | Standards | Transport services