06.07.2020

The second phase of Urbact's project ACCESS: Culture For All has been initiated

Cities participating in the project ACCESS: Culture For All held three virtual meetings at the end of June and beginning of July.

The project is aimed at creating an action plan that will guarantee accessibility to culture for all citizens. The city representatives discussed the next necessary steps in the project, deadlines, outcomes and how to reach them.

A work group will be created in order to produce an action plan valuable for the city. The participants discussed the biggest challenges in the different European cities and districts and how to approach them.

During the three-day virtual meeting, the work groups experimented with different methods and digital platforms to find the best method for creating an action plan in partner cities and activating local work groups.

The lead partner for the ACCESS project is the city of Amsterdam. In addition to Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Sofia, Dublin, London and Lisbon will also take part of the project.

The next meetings are planned for the end of summer. Lennart Sundja, head of the culture division and deputy manager of the Tallinn Culture Department was selected by the City of Tallinn to lead the work group. The project coordinator is the city's international projects competence centre that will help organise and lead cooperation between the city's executive agencies.

The action plan and other outcomes of the project (data mapping, expanding participation of cultural events, improving the accessibility of cultural events) are an important part of compiling the city's cultural development plan.

Project ACCESS: Culture For All will reach a successful conclusion by autumn 2022.

Additional information on the ACCESS project can be found here - > https://urbact.eu/access