From 23 April to 4 June 2022, the City, the Comité participatif "besoins spécifiques" (the special needs participative committee) and more than 90 partners invite you to join in on the ninth edition of the Special Needs Awareness Weeks.
With information stands, demonstrations, workshops, singing and dance performances, meetings, seminars, dinners in the dark, guided tours and more, this rich and varied programme will give you the opportunity to learn more about the daily lives of people with special needs. Through this event, which has proved enormously successful in the past, the City seeks to foster interaction and forge connections between people with special needs and the general public, and to promote lasting social cohesion.
Organising events and get-togethers like the Special Needs Awareness Weeks is a key part of the City's policy to integrate people with special needs and improve public awareness about these people's needs.
In recognition of its efforts to be a city that is open to everyone – be that in terms of public spaces, transport infrastructure and public services or communications and public relations – Luxembourg City has been named winner of the Access City Award 2022 by the European Commission, and is committed to continue working to become an inclusive city without barriers.
The Comité participatif "Besoins spécifiques" and the Service Intégration et besoins spécifiques
The mission of the Comité participatif "Besoins spécifiques" (Special Needs Participative Committee) and the Service Intégration et besoins spécifiques (Special Needs and Integration Department) is to get people with special needs, associations working in the sector and all the City's departments involved in projects that continuously improve the services available to residents, with a view to creating a city that is open to everyone.
The Participative Committee and its working groups enable the direct and effective involvement of people with special needs in all projects. If you would like to get involved, please contact the Service Intégration et besoins spécifiques.
This department also serves as a point of contact for people with special needs and associations working in the sector.
As well as raising awareness, it organises the following initiatives and offers the following services:
- working groups and focus groups within the participative committee.
- dedicated areas for people with special needs during festive activities and events
- enhanced accessibility of activities provided by the City
- a range of "Design for All" accessibility projects
- German sign language courses
- assistance and support for research aimed at identifying suitable solutions