League of Historical and Accessible Cities

Europe’s historical cities, museums, ancient buildings, monuments and townscapes are renowned worldwide for their beauty, diversity and historical significance. Millions of people visit them every year but many others feel unwelcome due to physical barriers and inadequate services that can prevent people with sensory or physical disabilities from accessing them.

How can you make historical city centres and buildings more accessible without compromising their cultural heritage? How can wider access be reconciled with conservation interests? This is the one of the biggest challenges in Europe regarding accessibility and an important field for the foundation sector to engage in.

Launched in 2010, the League of Historical and Accessible Cities (LHAC) is a pilot project focusing on improving the accessibility of historical towns while at the same time promoting the development of sustainable tourism and the protection of cultural heritage.

Current cities are:

Ávila (Spain)
Lucca (Italy)
Mulhouse (France)
Sozopol (Bulgaria)
Torino (Italy)
Viborg (Denmark)

Visit www.lhac.eu

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  • Bevica Fonden
  • Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations
  • Fondation de France
  • Fondation Réunica Prévoyance
  • Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca
  • Fondazione CRT
  • Fundación ONCE
  • Realdania
  • Sozopol Foundation
  • The Danish Disability Foundation
  • The Labour Market Holiday Fund
  • Bulgaria
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain

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