We're in it Together

1,000 Euro Prize 2009

Country: Czech Republic

Region: Implemented nationwide

Fields of action: Disability, Adult education, Community development

Project owner: Asistence civic center (Asistence o.s.)

Responsible person: Erik Čipera

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

„We're in it Together“ (Jedeme v tom s Vámi!) helps to remove barriers in Prague public transport and make it accessible to people with physical and/or multiple disabilities, families with small children and seniors. The project gives celebrities, public figures, civil servants, students and anybody else an opportunity to go their usual way by public transport in a wheelchair, with an assistant. Their usual path becomes very unusual, as they can only use barrier free ways, stations, stops and means of transport.

Appreciation of the Jury

Role playing and visual techniques are used to explain barriers to the majority population. The idea is to convince politicians to take action. By switching roles, the topic of accessibility for disabled people, families with small children and senior citizens becomes part of the public discourse. The project has already been successful. It networks, makes creative use of the public, organises light-hearted confrontations and sticks to ist principles – we wish it a long life.