Access City Award 2023 competition – Apply now

Logo European CommissionAcross Europe, cities are breaking down barriers for persons with disabilities. Is your city one of them? Then apply for the 2023 edition of the Access City Award.

  • Participating in the Award is an opportunity to gain European recognition and a unique chance to review the current situation in your city.
  • It also allows you to share experiences with other European cities, helping you to become an even better city to live and visit.
  • Winning cities receive a financial prize:
    • 1st prize: €150 000
    • 2nd prize: €120 000
    • 3rd prize: €80 000

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 50 000 inhabitants, if they are in EU countries with fewer than 2 cities with over 50 000 inhabitants

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

Prepare your application now in the application portal. The deadline to apply is 8 September 2022 at 23:59 CEST.

  • 13 June 2022: Launch of the competition
  • 8 September 2022 (23:59 CEST): Application deadline
  • Beginning of November 2022: Announcement of finalists
  • 25 November 2022: Announcement of winner and runners-up at the award ceremony

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