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Spain leads an accessibility workshop in Brussels

Spain leads an accessibility workshop in Brussels


Spain will shine in Brussels on 5 June. It will do this in a workshop on the work leading to the first European standard for accessibility to the built environment, the future EN 17210. This free event, organised by the Spanish Association for Standardisation, UNE, will involve Spanish experts, in addition to others from around Europe.

Spain leads the technical body CEN-CENELEC JTC 11 Accessibility in the built environment, which is drafting this future standard. Jesús Hernández-Galán, ONCE Foundation's Universal Accessibility and Innovation Director is chairing this working body, while the Spanish standardisation body functions as secretary.

Spain is a world leader in accessibility standardisation, serving as secretary in several European and international technical bodies.

The European draft standard prEN 17210 Accessibility in the built environment – Functional requirements is being developed in response to European Commission Mandate M/420. This future standard will contribute to assuring and harmonising the accessibility performance of European buildings.

The workshop, to be given in English, is especially directed at: 

  • Public administrations that acquire buildings and built environment
  • Organisations representing disabled people
  • All agents involved in the accessibility chain of the built environment: architects, engineers, property managers, owners, maintenance companies, etc.

Attendance is free and registration is compulsory, with limited places. An international sign language translation service will be available.


5 June, 2019


FEB, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium


Opening hours:

From 9.30 am to 4.00 pm


Organised by:

UNE as secretary of CEN-CENELEC JTC 11 Accessibility in the built environment