Pamplona City Council is participating in the Cross-border project Jacob@ccess, whose overall objective is to create a cross-border network for the accessibility of people with disabilities to the culture and heritage of the territories on the routes of the Way of St James. The project responds to a need both for access to basic public services, especially those linked with culture, and for access for people with disabilities.
The Jacob@ccess project aims to create an interpretation centre on the Way of St James accessible to all people and especially to those with some kind of disability in each of the towns/villages (Jaca, Pamplona, Ostabat-Izura). An accessible pilgrims’ hostel will also be set up in Martillue (Huesca).
Strands of work
Identify good practices and resources available to enhance and promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities in access to public services
This will be carried out by working on: physical accessibility; materials and processes to compensate for disability and improve access to culture; dissemination of the availability of aid linked to access to public services, health services and cultural resources; the creation of activities and territorial development, placing people with disabilities at the centre of the project.
Create a benchmark model and build infrastructures designed to improve access for people with disabilities to the culture and heritage of the Way of St James
Creation of 4 infrastructures, 3 interpretation centres and 1 accessible hostel (construction and/or adaptation of buildings), to support the cross-border network for the accessibility of people with disabilities to the culture and heritage of the territories along the Way of St James.
Conception and vitalisation of the cross-border network
Creation of a cross-border network for the accessibility of people with disabilities to the culture and heritage of the territories along the Way of St James. Identify common characteristics as identity of the cross-border network.
Exchange between professionals from care organisations for people with disabilities.
Jacob@ccess Interpretation Centre at Calle Mayor 20
Within the framework of this project, Pamplona City Council plans to renovate the old Energy Agency at Calle Mayor, 20, which is on the pilgrims’ route, to transform it into an accessible Way of St James Interpretation Centre.
The premises have a floor surface area of 182.85 m2. The contents of the various exhibition spaces will use technology to make the culture, history, art, heritage, traditions and customs of the pilgrimage route available to people with disabilities, highlighting the peculiarities and values of the territory, such as its food, the natural environment and folklore. The centre will also serve as an information point on the hotels, restaurants, services, car parks, lavatories, etc., adapted for people with disabilities and the organisation of cultural, social and sporting activities accessible to everyone will be promoted.
Programme Interreg - Poctefa
- Jaca City Council
- Pamplona City Council
- Espacie de Vie pour Adultes handicapés EVAH
- ATADES Huesca
- Fundation Koine Aequalitas
- Communauté des Communes Iholdi-Oztibarre