Greece 15 Million EURO Programme: Accessible Beaches for Everyone
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Greece's 15 Million EURO programme to ensure accessibility to the sea for people with disabilities and people with limited mobility.
The project "Creation of Integrated Accessible Tourist Marine Destinations" of the Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” of the NSRF 2014-2020, with an initial budget of €15,000,000, is based on the exploitation of the development potential of the country's coastline.
The project concerns the supply and installation of non-permanent assembling mechanisms for the autonomous access to the sea for persons with disabilities and persons with limited mobility.
The project includes the installation of auxiliary facilities such as removable changing rooms, portable sanitary facilities, corridors, shading and protection areas for bathers, as well as the creation of parking areas for disabled persons, in order to create integrated tourist accessible sea destinations.
The Accessible Beaches project is financed under the European Union and Greece's Partnership Agreement for the Development Framework, 2014-2020, which constitutes the main strategic plan for growth in Greece with the contribution of significant resources originating from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) of the European Union.
The aim of the project is to ensure accessibility to the sea for people with disabilities and people with limited mobility, such as elderly people, pregnant women, people with temporary injuries, as well as to promote Greece as an accessible sea tourism destination.
The PA (Partnership Agreement for the Development Framework) 2014-2020 constitutes the main strategic plan for growth in Greece with the contribution of significant resources originating from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) of the European Union.
Today, more than 250 beaches all over Greece are becoming accessible for everyone! Let's try to establish the right of inherent dignity in everyone's lives. Let us give respect and value to each and every one of us. Because ensuring equal access to the sea is a human right and an obligation of every civilized place.
Further information in Greek and English at accessiblebeaches.gr
Note by ENAT:
The installation of the "Seatrac" device, by the Greek TOBEA engineering company enables independent access to the sea for people with mobility impairments.
TOBEA is a Pantou listed supplier of accessible tourism equipment.