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Call: Access City Award 2021

Acronym EaSI
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"EaSI - Programme for Employment and Social Innovation"

The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.


  • Strengthen ownership of EU objectives and coordination of action at EU and national level in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion
  • Support the development of adequate social protection systems and labour market policies
  • Modernise EU legislation and ensure its effective application
  • Promote geographical mobility and boost employment opportunities by developing an open labour market
  • Increase the availability and accessibility of microfinance for vulnerable groups and micro-enterprises, and increase access to finance for social enterprises
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Access City Award 2021
Description of call
"Access City Award 2021"
The Access City Award recognizes the efforts made by cities to become more accessible; promotes equal access to urban life for people with disabilities and allows local authorities to promote and share their best practices.
The Access City Award recognizes and celebrates a city's willingness, ability and efforts to become more accessible, in order to:
  • Guarantee equal access to fundamental rights;
  • Improve the quality of life of its population and ensure that everybody – regardless of age, mobility or ability – has equal access to all the resources and pleasures cities have to offer.
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Thematic Focus Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion
Funding area EU Member States
United Kingdom
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
United Kingdom
Eligible applicants National Government, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority
Applicant details
The submitting body must be a governmental authority of a city of over 50,000 inhabitants. A 'city' is understood to be an urban area, excluding metropolitan areas, larger urban zones and conurbations, and is understood as an administrative unit governed by a city council or another form of democratically elected governmental body. 
Type of Funding Prizes
Financial details
Total budget: 350 000 €
The funds shall be allocated as follows:
1. 150 000 € to the winner of the title of Accessible City 2021 (first place)
2. 120 000 € to the winner of the second place
3. 80 000 € to the winner of the third place
Submission online
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