Disability Observatory

The Disability Observatory addresses all issues which may have a direct impact on the rights and quality of life of people with disabilities. It lays down the cross-cutting action strands for tackling metropolitan development problems and combating social inequalities.

Sortida d'un comerç en cadira de rodes


The AMB has reached a partnership agreement with the Francesc Layret COCEMFE Barcelona Federation which sets out the metropolitan authority's priority areas of intervention in accessibility.

This partnership's purpose is to support the new social paradigm of disability in order to craft a new social model inspired by enhancing respect for human dignity, equality and personal freedom while fostering social inclusion anchored in the principles of independent living, non-discrimination, universal accessibility, normalisation of the environment and civil dialogue in the AMB municipalities.



Agreements with the Francesc Layret COCEMFE Barcelona Federation 

Any 2022
Any 2021
Any 2020
Any 2019
Any 2018
Any 2017
Any 2016

Other agreements

Collaboration with the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC) to implement a framework agreement signed in 2020 aimed at promoting universal accessibility in public buildings of the metropolitan municipalities.

  • Training by COAC's Escola Sert:

"Accessibility as a design tool", for technicians architects willing to look into all the aspects that must be taken into account with respect to universal accessibility when designing a space.

1st edition February 2020
2nd edition April 2022


Participatory workshops and conferences to drive accessibility and equal opportunities in metropolitan municipalities and to set out the tools to achieve it.


Infographics, leaflets, guides and interactive material: