The Municipality of Ayia Napa, from the Cypriot side, and the Municipality of Rethymno with the National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP), from the Greek side, after the approval of their proposal submitted under the third call of "Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Greece Cyprus 2007-2013", implements the project entitled "Agia Napa - Rethymno: Universally Accessible Cities" (acronym “Accessible Cities”).

The Project involves the improvement of accessibility conditions for people with disabilities in infrastructures and services of the two municipalities. The project budget amounts to €1.050.000, out of which 80% comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and 20% by national funds in Greece and Cyprus.

The Project interventions aimed at improving the overall accessibility of the two municipalities, in order to improve the attractiveness and competitiveness of their tourism products and therefore the economic growth of their cities. Firstly, by attracting a big target group (people with disabilities and their families), which has not yet been reached, and secondly by simultaneously improving the daily living conditions of people with disabilities since the new opportunities and services, will also be enjoyed by residents with disabilities and their families.

At last, but not least, the project aims also at better information and communication between citizens and visitors with the authorities as well as at raising awareness among the general public and businesses on issues related to the needs, preferences and rights of people with disabilities.

Project beneficiaries είναι πρωτίστως τα άτομα με αναπηρία στην περιοχή εφαρμογής του Προγράμματος. Τα αποτελέσματα των Έργου και των επιμέρους δράσεων θα επηρεάσουν θετικά τη ζωή των ατόμων με αναπηρία. Η προώθηση της δυνατότητας πρόσβασης θα βελτιώσει την καθημερινότητά τους και την υγεία τους, καταπολεμώντας την απομόνωση αυτών των ατόμων από την καθημερινή δραστηριότητα.Ακολούθως, επωφελούμενοι είναι και οι Δημόσιες και Περιφερειακές Αρχές στη ζώνη εφαρμογής του Προγράμματος στην υιοθέτηση πολιτικών για την προώθηση της Προσβασιμότητας και της βελτίωσης της ζωής των ΑμεΑ. Μέσω του παρόντος έργου επιδιώκεται η ευαισθητοποίηση των εκπροσώπων του Δημόσιων Αρχών, στη διασυνοριακή περιοχή σε θέματα Προσβασιμότητας ώστε να επιτευχθεί η βελτίωση του επιπέδου των παρεχόμενων υπηρεσιών προς τα άτομα με αναπηρία.

The Municipality of Ayia Napa, from the Cypriot side, and the Municipality of Rethymno with the National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP), from the Greek side, after the approval of their proposal submitted under the third call of "Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Greece Cyprus 2007-2013", implements the project entitled "Agia Napa - Rethymno: Universally Accessible Cities" (acronym “Accessible Cities”).

The Project involves the improvement of accessibility conditions for people with disabilities in infrastructures and services of the two municipalities. The project budget amounts to €1.050.000, out of which 80% comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and 20% by national funds in Greece and Cyprus.

The Project interventions aimed at improving the overall accessibility of the two municipalities, in order to improve the attractiveness and competitiveness of their tourism products and therefore the economic growth of their cities. Firstly, by attracting a big target group (people with disabilities and their families), which has not yet been reached, and secondly by simultaneously improving the daily living conditions of people with disabilities since the new opportunities and services, will also be enjoyed by residents with disabilities and their families.

At last, but not least, the project aims also at better information and communication between citizens and visitors with the authorities as well as at raising awareness among the general public and businesses on issues related to the needs, preferences and rights of people with disabilities.

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Project Details

Project title: Ayia Napa - Rethymno. Universally Accessible Cities

Acronym: Accessible Cities

Project budget: €1.050.000,00

Contract Code: K3_2_4

Frameword: Cross-border Cooperation Programme Greece - Cyprus 2007-2013

Priority: 2. NATURAL AND CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT

Special target: Ε.S.4 Development, management and development of natural and cultural resources