The European Commission’s regulations
concerning passenger rights in public transportation are valid many years.
Our project team believes that especially the field of rights of passengers
with reduced mobility isn´t applied enough.
The goal of the project “Rights
of Passengers with Reduced Mobility in V4 Countries” is to analyze and
discuss the current situation of legislative and practical consequents
for PRM (passenger with reduced mobility – wheelchair users, old people,
blind, hearing-impaired people) in each of Visegrad 4 countries.
The project deals with topical problems
in the field of rights of PRM. These rights have been determined by the
European Parliament’s and the Council’s regulations. Members of the projects
team are experts from all V4 countries, mainly academicians from 4 Universities
in V4 countries. Thanks to the support of Visegrad Fund the cooperation
among these experts and other experts from non-profit organizations in
V4 countries will be deepened.
Main idea of the project lies
in common international discussion about current state of EU regulation’s
application in V4 countries, PRM´s knowledge about theirs rights as well
approach of the carriers / authorities / regulators to application of these
The main output of the project
will be international conference where essential results of project and
the questionnaire among PRM and other problems of PRM´s travelling will
be presented. An important part of the project is visiting partner universities
and non-profit organizations. Goal of these visits is preparation and evaluation
of survey among PRM, preparation of the conference and common papers for
international professional journals. These visits are the essential importance
to international cooperation, because they help its deepening among partners.
1. Statistical data (from on-line
survey among PRM) as basic information about the level of EC regulations
application, PRM rights and accessibility level in V4 countries
2. Information about the real state
of public transport accessibility (rail, bus, air transport)
3. International conference