Friendly cities

Project name
: Friendly Cities: Accessible Natural and Cultural Urban Environment for People with Disabilities 

European Commission

Co-financing: KÜSK (National Foundation of Civil Society, Estonia)

January 2016- October 2018

Project partners

NGO Lake Peipsi Project, Pskov (Lead partner)
Pskov NGO "You and me" 
Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation

1. Assessment of the accessibility of prior natural and cultural facilities (mainly public parks and museums) and services for the needs of people with disabilities
 2. Development and implementation of educational activities and technical solutions for the adaptation of the facilities' infrastructure and services to the needs of people with disabilities
3. Reinforcement of role of target CSOs as competent partners to national authorities in efficient solving of the issues addressed.
4. Exchange of experience between EU-Russian partners on accessibility to urban natural and cultural objects

Meetings, seminars
11.03.16: Friendly cities project kick off;
- Project partners and steering committee meeting; 26 February 2016, in Pskov
- Project opening conference "Accessible environment", 11-14 May, Pskov
-Project field trips to Estonia-Sweden;12-16 September 2016
-12.09.16 Field trip to Estonia and Sweden
- Autumn  School of Public Assessment of Accessibility of Environment; 3-7 oct 2016, in Pskov
- Project partners and steering committee meeting; 13 Decembery 2016, in Pskov
- Field trip to Estonia and Sweden, 12-16 September 2016
- Seminar on nature therapy for people with disabilities, 19-21 June 2017, Pskov
- Field trip to Germany, 2-6 October 2017

- Winter school on accessibility to public object, 12-December 2017, Pskov

On 24 May 2018, Friendly cities small grant project "In the Far East, the oak tree is green" was finalised in Ermolino village, Novgorod oblast

-Development of the Manual on Accessible Urban Green Areas
Deadline to receive proposals- 10 August 2016.Read more.


 Newsletter 1; May 2016
- Newsletter 2; December 2016