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Protecting the human rights of persons with disabilities and creating opportunities for them to explore the unique cultural and architectural heritage of the cities of Lviv and Przemyśl

Acronym

ACCESSIBLE

NUMBER

PBU2/0804/18

Project type

Micro-project

STATUS

Completed

THEMATIC OBJECTIVE

HERITAGE

PRIORITY

1.1 Promotion of local culture and history

PARTNERSHIP

PL-UA

LEAD BENEFICIARY

Association “Lviv Tourist Board” (LTB) (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)

BENEFICIARY

Local Tourist Organisation in Przemyśl (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)

TOTAL BUDGET 65 960.00 € ENI CO-FUNDING 59 363.50 €
DURATION 18 months 01.06.2020 - 30.11.2021

Project description

Lviv and Przemyśl are popular tourist destinations attracting a growing number of tourists every year. Thousands of people choose these cities to spend a weekend or a longer holiday walking along the age-old streets, admiring treasures in local museums, enjoying a concert or a theatre play, hanging around at a street festival, savouring coffee in a cosy cafe. Unfortunately, there are people for whom such experience is even hard to imagine. In fact, both cities are not welcoming people with disabilities as most museums and architectural landmarks are not accessible for such visitors. The lack of training and hands-on experience in servicing this category of customers is also an issue.

The project team has decided to change this situation and provide the opportunity for the visually impaired and blind persons, as well as for those who use wheelchairs to explore the unique cultural and architectural heritage of Lviv and Przemyśl. To that end, tourist routes in both cities will be adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities. 55 tour-guides will be trained to work with this particular group of visitors. In the future, such city tours will be available free of charge. Additionally, travel agencies will be encouraged to plan tourist routes in the vicinity of Lviv and Przemyśl with special consideration of the people with special needs. The extensive promotional campaign will help potential visitors to learn about the existing opportunities.

The ACCESSIBLE project will contribute to the touristic offer of the cross-border region, making it truly open for special needs.

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