Experts / speakers / chairs / moderators that will be involved:
The following speakers/panellists are confirmed: Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Georgios Kouroupetroglou, President of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE), Alireza Darvishy - GAATES Global Leadership Council Chairperson, José F. Papí, Founder & CEO, Etelätär Innovation, Laura Alčiauskaitė, European Network on Independent Living, Ethan Brooks, Waymap, Elena Sala, City of Milano, many more are invited....
High level meeting in the pre-conference programme of the ICCHP-AAATE conference
Abstract / Short Description of the Proposed Session – will be published in the conference programme and the Book of Abstracts:
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities states that governments should facilitate the personal mobility of persons with disabilities in the manner and at the time of their choice, and at affordable cost. This article is relevant for all persons that face significant barriers while moving around cities and rural areas. Facilitating mobility involves reducing barriers of different nature, or, more appropriately, designing transportation systems that are accessible, safe, affordable and offer choices for all. The challenge is not to respond to the rights of a specific group, but to rethink completely the way mobility is guaranteed to all citizens, independently of their condition and their financial means. This need coincides with the need to rethink transportation in the light of the ecological and economic crisis, as well as the digital transformation of society. During the High-Level Meeting representatives of different European Associations and Authorities will discuss how to speed up the process leading to smart, green and accessible transportation for all. The meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about the challenges and how these have been addressed in some parts of Europe, to listen to experts, and to discuss with a high-level panel representing different stakeholders.