Swiss Embassy will participate in "2020 Japan Barrier Free Project"

Apr 23, 2020

On April 23, Ambassador Paroz will welcome a delegation of the Barrier Free Project together with a child with disabilities to his Residence. The aim of this meeting is to foster an exchange with families of disabled children in order to deepen the understanding for one another and facilitate the creation of a barrier-free society.

Certified by the Agency for Cultural Affairs and supported by the Economic Affairs Bureau Yokohama city, the 2020 Japan Barrier Free Project has been established to convey the importance of a more inclusive society ahead of and beyond the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The members of the project are planning to visit 150 embassies in Tokyo and connect them with children with disabilities – a journey that will be documented on video and published in book form.

The event at the Residence will include an interview with the Ambassador about his ideas of a barrier-free society, presentations by the companies on their initiatives relating to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), a video message from Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga, and the game Boccia that will be played together with the child.