A world without barriers – that is the vision of the Zero Project, an initiative of the Austrian Essl Foundation and organized jointly with the World Future Council and the European Foundation Centre. Since its start with a preliminary study on existing data related to persons with disability and other disadvantaged groups in 2008, the Zero Project has grown into an international platform sharing each year the most innovative and effective solutions to problems that persons with disabilities face.
For the 2022 Zero Project awards dedicated to accessibility, 160 Innovative Practices and Policies from 54 countries have been shortlisted. The TRIPS project team is proud to be part of this list with our co-design approach in developing innovative solutions for accessible public transport with the active participation of transport users with disabilities and reduced mobility.
The nomination process spanned from May 2021 to June 2021 and sought to identify Innovative Practices and Policies from civil society, the public sector, the business sector and the ICT sector. Overall, the Zero Project had received 381 nominations from 86 countries.
Starting from August 6, 2021, the Zero Project’s ecosystem and network will be given the opportunity to engage with – and vote – on the Shortlist of Innovative Practices and Policies. Based on these votes, the Zero Project team will select the Awardees in September 2021. The overall aim is to select up to 75 Innovative Practices and Policies, to be published in the 2022 Zero Project Report on Accessibility and to award these during the annual 2022 Zero Project Conference – #ZeroCon22.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that TRIPS will be voted into the next round of the selection process!
More information: https://zeroproject.org/shortlist2022/