Universal design as a strategy for local and regional authorities
SessionC2. Standards, strategies and planning
Date and Time2014-06-17, 11:40 - 12:00
Universal design is a long-term national strategy to help make society accessible to everyone and prevent discrimination. The municipalities and regional authorities are in general resources for achieving national goals. Their management and works are crucial to the development and implementation of universal design. The local and regional levels have been focusing trough several programmes and plans. In the period 2009 – 2013 the action The National Development Project of Universal Design in Counties and Municipalities have been worked out. The programme erected actions that have involved interested and motivated municipalities to achieve standards for implementation of universal design in strategic and daily activities. In the programme participated 88 municipalities and 17 regional authorities. Results are presentated in a common report Universal Design in Counties and Municipalities – Experiences and Examples.