FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE INSTITUTE OF THE ELDERLY AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND FUNDACION ONCE
- Public-private partnership for accessibility
- Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain
- Country of Implementation
- Western Europe
- Start Year
- First published
“This public-private partnership is the reason why Spanish municipalities are now at the forefront when it comes to universal accessibility.” Jesús Hernández-Galán, Fundación ONCE, Spain
The Framework Agreement between the Institute of the Elderly and Social Services (IMSERSO), under the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, and Fundación ONCE for the Cooperation and Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities is the biggest public-private partnership concerning 'design for all' in the world. Its purpose is to develop a programme of universal accessibility. The public-private dimension makes it especially transferable to other countries.
In Spain, the world’s biggest public-private partnership between the government and civil society concerning universal accessibility has been established, enabling not only millions of Euros of investment but a continuous flow of information and expertise between all stakeholders.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
The Framework Agreement lays out the respective financial contributions of the Institute of the Elderly and Social Services and Fundación ONCE, and allows both partners to sign collaboration agreements with other public and non-profit entities. These collaboration agreements need to state the objective, budget, responsibilities, and compliance requisites. The aforementioned entities can apply for funding and technical support in five different action lines: Performance appraisal and planning for accessibility, including a Universal Accessibility Plan and a study and project to improve accessibilityCorrective actions to achieve accessibility, including performance in the planning and building, as well as operations on environments, services and ICT-based systems Precautionary actions or implementation of access management systems, including the implementation of a access management system according to UNE 170001 and/or for webpages or software Actions to enhance the transport service of accessible taxis Awareness raising, training and innovation, including support for the innovation of Design for All persons; orientation measures for digital alphabetisation; actions of training.