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Winner of the Access City Award 2014

City of Gothenburg is the proud winner of the Access City Award 2014. The annual competition is organised by the European Commission and awards European cities that have shown exceptional good work with addressing accessibility issues. The competition is intended to recognise cities that have high goals and have a holistic approach to creating an accessible environment for everyone, with a focus on people with disabilities. The City of Gothenburg’s efforts to integrate people with all types of disabilities in the society has made us 2014’s winning city.

Gothenburg ‘A City for Everyone’

The City of Gothenburg has a political aim to make Gothenburg accessible for everyone. The accessibility work taking place in the community goes hand in hand with the disability policy and to create a city for all. The vision for Gothenburg is an accessible city where every citizen in Gothenburg has the same opportunity of taking part in the life of the community. Gothenburg should be the best city in which to live and everyone in the city should feel proud to be a citizen of Gothenburg.

The future

Gothenburg celebrates its 400th anniversary of its founding in 2021 and by then, it should, with considerable pride, be able to state that in a deeper sense it will be accessible to everyone. The city’s work is methodical and comprehensive and is based on the active participation of the whole community. Clear and ambitious policy aims together with the co-operation model and systematic work on accessibility will make Gothenburg even stronger in its efforts to make the city inclusive and socially sustainable in the future.

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