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Supported by DG Employment and Social Affairs of the European Commission
Pilot project on actions to mainstream disability policies submitted under the open call for proposals for transnational projects VP/2004/008

"Building accessible services (BAS)"
Main aim: to undertake extensive dissemination and training activities in the area of building and urban space accessibility, by means of defined case studies on 15 different types of buildings and their surroundings across the EU. The BAS is intended to be a practical awareness raising and dissemination activity novel methodologies for measuring building accessibility; to provide basic knowledge, tools and methodology for the development of universal design in different education programmes.

Main outputs: showcase of building and urban space accessibility: material collection; material production (for dissemination activities), CDrom (labelled BAS Orange), leaflets, website; demonstration& training& conferences (4 training transnational conferences, 2 enlarged transnational conferences).

Project Leader: Ms Annalisa MORINI, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istituto per le Tecnologie della Costruzione (Italy)
Project Officer (Commission): Ms Elizabeth Straw (

:. 21/03/2006 at: 08:00:00
1 BAS International Meeting
Sala Salieri
Viale del Lavoro, 8 Verona (Italy)


9.30 Welcome and Introduction Valter Esposti, CNR ITC Director and Elizabeth Straw, BAS Project EU Officer 10.00 The BAS Project and its goals Annalisa Morini, CNR ITC and BAS Coordinator 10.20 Social and financial returns of accessibility- The case of Greece Nikos Sakkas, Apintech, Greece 10.40 Welshpool Recycling Centre Malcolm Fisk, Insight Social Research, United Kingdom 11.00 Coffee/Tea Break 11.20 Lodz University Kasia Swiezawska, ASM, Poland 11.40 Leuven Public Administration Jan Desmyter, Building Research Institute, Belgium 12.00 ROUND TABLE: How BAS can be used by a public body? Maurizio Angelici, Coordinator of ITACA Luciano Malfer, Dept. of Social Policies, Province of Trento Claudio Minoia, Dept. of Social Policies, Province of Milano 13.00 Lunch 14.00 PTE-EXPO Guided Tour THE ROLE OF ACCESSIBILITY POLICIES: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION Chairs Eva Caesar, MEOSZ (Network of Associations of People with Disabilities), Hungary and Sandrine Lejeune, CERTU, Ministry of Infrastructures, France 15.00 Accessibility and Information: approaches in the Master in Assistive Technology of the University of Trieste Fiorenza Scotti, Luca Davanzo, teachers at the Master in AT of the University of Trieste, Italy 15.15 Enquiry into social studies content of Universal Design research worldwide Jon Christophersen, Building Research Institute, Norway 15.30 Control schedule for Universal Design in architecture planning Karine Denizou, Building Research Institute, Norway 15.45 The contribution of the built environment to policies for people with disabilities Emilia Conte, Bari Polytechnic Institute, Italy 16.00 Coffee/Tea Break 16.30 Need for research and knowledge exchange in the world of accessibility Soren Ginnerup, Building Research Institute, Denmark 16.45 Universal Design Education Project in Sweden Jan Paulsson, Chalmers University, Sweden 17.00 Laying the Foundations for a Viable Research Community Peter Lansley University of Reading, UK 17.15 The EU.FOR.ME. Project Annagrazia Laura, Giuseppina Carella, TANDEM, Italy 17.30 Closing Remarks Valerio Nannini, ICIE, Italy

:. From 13/09/2005  13:28 To 24/10/2005  08:00
BAS Second Technical Meeting

BAS Second Technical Meeting: Rome, CNR Research Area of Montelibretti, Monday 24 October 2005 (h 10-18).

:. From 06/06/2005  14:00 To 07/06/2005  13:00
BAS, Meeting
Venue: CNR Brussels Office, rue de la Loi, 26 (see reference web pages with address, maps and guidelines)