FC Barcelona and Grup Social ONCE sign an agreement to promote accessibility to the future Spotify Camp Nou

FC Barcelona and Grup Social ONCE sign an agreement to promote accessibility to the future Spotify Camp Nou

FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta and Grup Social ONCE president Miguel Carballeda make the FC Barcelona Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Department proposal official

Today saw FC Barcelona president ​​Joan Laporta and Grupo Social ONCE president Miguel Carballeda sign an agreement that brings both institutions together for the next four years. The agreement was also signed by the Club's Vice-president for the Insitutional Area Elena Fort.

The aim is to work together to define an overall fixed framework of collaboration in order to develop communication, physical and technological aspects that make the new stadium a benchmark space for accessibility and equality for all.

The event was also attended by Espai Barça Operations Director Joan Sentelles, Sustainability Area Director Jordi Portabella, and Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Department manager Maite Laporta from FC Barcelona. ONCE were also represented by Catalonia representative Enric Botí and his deputy Ángel Ávila, plus Regional Council Vice-president for Catalonia María de Sierra López.

Within the framework of this agreement, both parties will seek out the best forms of collaboration to develop and agree projects that they deem suitable for enhancing their strategic alliance.

Accessibility audit of the future Spotify Camp Nou

An accessibility audit of the new stadium will be carried out as part of the alliance between both institutions, specifically based on technical support for accessibility regarding the project to develop the future Spotify Camp Nou and its accesses.

125th anniversary commemorative ticket draw on November 30

The ONCE draw on November 30 this year will be dedicated to FC Barcelona's 125th anniversary in the form of a commemorative ticket that will be distributed by the organisation's more than 20,000 ticket vendors.

This tribute manifests the desire behind this agreement in terms of accessibility. It brings together both ONCE's mission to fulfil the dreams of thousands of people with disabilities by creating jobs and providing education and numerous services that make their everyday lives easier and FC Barcelona's own mission in this sense to make the Club a increasingly inclusive and diverse organisation, and to help develop a fairer and more equal society for everyone.

About Grupo Social ONCE

Grupo Social ONCE represents the fruition of work carried by ONCE, Fundación ONCE and Ilunion with the same identity and a clear priority - full inclusion and access to an independent life for blind people and people with other disabilities.

ONCE came into existence 85 years ago, instigated by a group of blind people in the early 20th century, who considered that coming together would make them stronger in their aspirations to becoming full equals via selling lottery tickets, the first pro-blind tickets at the time. Eight and a half decades later, Grupo Social ONCE are the biggest provider of social services for blind people and jobs for people with disabilities in the world, and the fourth largest private employer for people with and without disabilities in Spain.

ONCE in Catalonia attends to over 10,500 blind people, people with visual disabilities or deaf-blind people, who all receive specialised services. This great social work is possible thanks to their safe, responsible and socially-oriented lottery.

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