In October this year, greenways made a remarkable contribution at the Nature & Sports Euro’Meet 2011 held in Annecy.
Gilbert Perrin, EGWA President and member of the steering committee, presented the first session examining the role that nature and outdoor sports can play in regional development. Director of EGWA, Mercedes Muñoz, provided examples of award-winning greenways which make a major contribution to sustainable and accessible tourism, and Luis Silvestre, representing REFER, added the evidence of Portugal’s Ecopistas or greenways.
As greenways facilitate sport for all and contribute to regional development, they will be included in the European Tourism & Outdoor Sports Network.
There were nearly 500 delegates from 19 countries at the first Nature & Sports Euro’Meet event. During the concluding session, Annecy passed the association’s torch to the town of Liptovsky Mikulas in northern Slovakia which will be hosting the next Nature & Sports Euro’Meet in October 2013.
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