Genoa is the first Italian capital with a European disability card

(ANSA) – GENOA, MAY 13 – It is a European project that today led the Municipality of Genoa to join, the first metropolitan city in Italy and the first regional capital, to the process for the adoption of the Disability Card European Disability. The agreement was signed between the Minister for Disabilities Erika Stefani, the Mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci, the President of the Region Giovanni Toti and the associations for the rights of the disabled. The card will allow quick access to cultural services, special rates, discounts and agreements with public and private bodies. It will replace the minutes and other paper documents of disability certification through a QR code. “The project represents a challenge that was also taken up by the Municipality of Genoa, which is the first regional capital to sign the protocol – affirms Minister Erika Stefani -. The disability card does not in itself have a scope of simplification but it is a project open that can be enriched with content and that creates a focus of awareness that the world of disability really needs “.

The times for activating the card are tight, soon it will be possible to request it directly from the INPS website.

Marco Bucci, mayor of Genoa, explains: “We in Genoa will include the entrance to the museums and then the disabled transport services, not only for school and work, but also for sport and cultural activities. We know that it is possible do more but now with the Peba, the urban plan for accessibility that we have developed together with the consultation for the disabled, we will be able to improve the quality of life of these people, even in a difficult city like Genoa “. At the signing of the agreement also the Region. “The card simplifies the life of people with disabilities, all the more important after two years of covid for those people who may have had to suspend attendance at day or rehabilitation centers or who have experienced restrictions – adds the president of the Region Giovanni Toti -. In the last few months the Liguria Region has invested 2 million and 1.7 million will be invested in the next few hours for the rehabilitation part provided by the affiliated private operators “. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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