Disabled activist, as a Cavaliere I will do even more

Turin, no green pass procession in the center despite the bans (ANSA)

“I am still excited, for me it is a great honor and it is nice to have received this honor from President Mattarella, a figure that I respect very much. This will be an incentive for me to do even more in the future”. This was stated by Andrea Mucci, 23, who was appointed Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic “for his imaginative contribution in promoting the culture of accessibility”. Mucci is therefore among the 33 awarded by President Mattarella and will travel to Rome on 29 November. he is in fact the founder of the #mollaloscivolo project, born in 2016 on his own commitment, suffering from disabilities, to sensitize citizens and institutions on the importance of breaking down architectural barriers. The project was born first with a blog and then with a campaign. Today Mucci is a councilor for District 2 in Florence (he was elected on a civic list in support of the mayor Dario Nardella) and his job, he explains, “also consists in collecting reports.

In reference to architectural barriers, progress has been made, but there is still a lot of work to be done, especially in creating a culture of accessibility. The project concerns Florence and beyond, this recognition will be an input to continue more and more with great conviction on this project. We must always put the concept of person at the center. “It all started when Andrea was a student in middle school:” One afternoon I wanted to go downtown with my electric scooter with which I make these trips “but” I realized that it was not possible for me due to architectural barriers. From there I understood that I had to do something, in everyone’s interest, not only for people with disabilities, but also for the elderly and children who can get hurt with all these ‘obstacles’ around. “The project has grown and Andrea he became the councilor of District 2: “With the commitment to improve the situation – he says – but without leaving the studio. I have a degree in humanities for communication and I am now doing a master’s degree. “


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