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Barrier-free City - Awards

Access City Award 2013 - The award "Barrier-free City" for Berlin


The Access City Award recognises and celebrates cities with over 50,000 inhabitants which take exemplary initiatives to improve accessibility in the urban environment.

On 3 December 2012 Berlin (Germany) was proclaimed as the winner of the Access City Award 2013. The Award Ceremony took place in Brussels during the European Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference.

The application phase for the Access City Award 2013 closed with 99 cities from 20 EU member states joining the competition. After a pre-selection at national level, a European Jury composed of experts in accessibility and representatives of the European Commission and the European Disability Forum selected one overall winner, two finalist "runners-up" and four special mentions.
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