» The EGWA
In May 1997, it was decided within the framework of the First European Conference on Soft Traffic and Railways Paths (Val-Dieu, Belgium) to set up the European Greenways Association.
The association's constituent assembly was held in Namur, Belgium, on January 8th, 1998. A statute was signed by 17 representatives of institutions and associations from many European countries.
The European Greenways Association...
- Contributes towards the preservation of infrastructures such as disused railway corridors, tow paths and historic routes (Roman roads, pilgrim's path, drove ways,...) in the public domain to develop, along them, non-motorised itineraries.
- Encourages the use of non-motorised transport, draws up inventories of potential routes and writes technical reports.
- thPromotes and coordinates the exchange of expertise and information among different associations and national and local bodies which are currently developing these initiatives in Europe.
- Informs and advises local and national bodies on how to develop non-motorised itineraries.
- Collaborates with European bodies to support their policies in term of sustainable develoment, environment, regional balance and employment.