Overview of the Rome conference at the European Greenways Award
Conference on Greenways and Sustainable Tourism in Europe, European Greenways Award. Rome 20th November 21 speakers from all over Europe sharing real experiences linked to 11 countries: Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, France, Poland, and cross-border Poland/Czech Republic, Latvia, Belgium, Serbia, Germany, and Europe as a whole. More than 100 participants enjoyed learning about new initiatives and sharing their passion for greenways and for moving towards a more sustainable tourism in Europe, based on greenways, non-motorised itineraries, active mobility and public transport, in an incomparable setting in Rome, in the Campidoglio overlooking the ancient Roman Forum. Welcome messages from the co-organising institutions in Rome (RFI, and Roma Capitale) expressing their clear commitment to the transformation of tourism and sustainable travel, based on active mobility at local and national level. Promotion of the use of the train as part of the tourist experience, and valorisation of disused railway infrastructures. Clear commitment of European Greenways to the green transition of tourism, disseminating good practices that can inspire new actions in Europe. Giving visibility to the importance of national greenways programmes, (“Ecopistas” in Portugal, “30 years of the greenways programme” in Spain), the promotion of the reuse of disused railway heritage (Italy), as examples […]
11EGA in pictures
The Conference Greenways and Sustainable Tourisme: 21 speakers from all over Europe sharing real experiences linked to 11 countries and Europe as a whole. More than 100 participants enjoyed learning about new initiatives and sharing their passion for greenways and for moving towards a more sustainable tourism in Europe. >> The breaks on the Campidoglio terrace: a great opportunity to exchange in an incomparable setting, with a wonderful views to the Roman Forum. The Awards Ceremony: Nine greenways from Ireland, Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain, Serbia, Czechia, and Latvia, have been awarded as reference of best practices in Europe. >> The visit to the Musei Capitolini. The main municipal museum structure in Rome, home to the symbol of the city, Capitoline Wolf (Lupa Capitolina) >> The technical visit. From the railway line to cycle-pedestrian path: the cycle-pedestrian path from Monte Mario to Saint Peter’s will act as a “New Urban Francigena” which will lead pilgrims to Saint Peter’s, in a safe way. Info in English Info in Italian Credits 11th European Greenways Awards. Roma. 20 November 2023 Excellence: >>1st Prize: Royal Canal Greenway. Waterways Ireland. Giulio Senes, President of the European […]
11European Greenways Award has been given in Rome
The 11th European Greenways Awards have been given on November 20 2023 during the official ceremony in Rome (Italy) Nine greenways from Ireland, Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain, Serbia, Czechia, and Latvia, have been awarded as reference of best practices in Europe. The Award ceremony was held in Rome (Italy) The European Greenways Award was created in 2003 and has been held every two years since. The objective is to promote examples of best practices and to support their replication for other greenways all over Europe. The European Greenways Award is granted only to greenways under the Lille Declaration, as well as to initiatives already in existence. EGWA has been delighted to receive 32 candidacies from 13 countries, the highest number of candidacies received so far and we warmly thank all participants for responding to the call. In this 2023 edition the international jury meet 12 July 2023, has awarded projects in three categories: “Excellence”, “Exemplary Initiatives” and one special award on “Green transition in Greenways”. This special award is part of the activities promoted by EGWA in the co-implementation of the Transition Pathway for Tourism, to recognise initiatives addressing green transition challenges in the greenways ecosystem, and to showcase how […]
Greenways at the PEP/EHP meeting in Madrid
European Greenways present at the PEP/EHP Partnership on Healthy and Active Mobility meeting in Madrid 26-27 October. EGWA has presented good practices of greenways, linked to active mobility in Europe, at the expert meeting. The meeting of THE PEP / EHP Partnership on Healthy Active Mobility, was focus on cycling. Hosted by the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda. In her presentation, the director of the EGWA addressed three lines of action on which the association is working. The first of these is linked to the green transition of tourism. In this line, examples of greenways and sustainable (active) mobility from Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Germany, and Italy, all of which have been recognised with the European Greenways Award, were presented. These examples are part of the commitments (“Pledges”) of the EGWA concerning the co-implementation of the transition pathway for tourism “Together for EU Tourism” in which the European Association participates. The aim is to disseminate good practices that showcase success stories, which can inspire new examples based on these initiatives and contribute to the transformation of tourism. A second block included different examples from the HANDBOOK: 7 cases of successful sport activities in greenways, implemented in Austria, […]
Greenways in the inaugural meeting of T4T
The inaugural meeting of the Together for EU Tourism (T4T) Expert Group took place on September 29 in Brussels It was hosted by the DG GROW -Tourism & Textiles, and chaired by Marie-Hélène Pradines, Head of Unit. The EGWA director participated in the meeting as member of the T4T Expert Group The agenda included the final composition of the Expert Group T4T and its sub-groups, the follow-up of the pledges for the tourism transition pathway, the report of the sub-groups and the work plan for 2024. The Expert Group is composed of 3 sub-groups: Green transition Digital transition Resilience / inclusion / skills EGWA is integrated in the subgroup “Green Transition”. With a view to the work in 2024, 4 tasks-forces have been set up in the “Green” sub-group to address the four priorities selected by this sub-group for next year, which are as follows: Taskforce 1: Decarbonising the transport sector (incl. green mobility): Taskforce 2: Addressing changing holiday patterns due to climate change Taskforce 3: Boosting waste reduction and management in the tourism ecosystem Taskforce 4: Measuring the environmental impact of products and services (green labels, indicators) The EGWA will tak part in the task force “Decarbonising the transport […]
International Conference on Greenways and Sustainable Tourism
International Conference on Greenways and Sustainable Tourism Date: Thursday 21st September, New date 20 November 2023 Venue: Sala della Protomoteca. Piazza del Campidoglio, 1 – Roma (Italy) The international conference is organized on the occasion of the 11th European Greenways Award 2023 Award giving ceremony, that will be held on Monday 20 November in Roma. It is jointly organized by the European Greenways Association , Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, and the Associazione Italiana Greenways, with the patronage of Roma Capitale. >> Participation is Free Prior Registration required >> Registration is now re-open!! >> ENGLISH / ITALIAN Program 10.30 Guest and Press Registration Welcome coffee 11.00 Welcome and Institutional Greetings Ilaria Maggiorotti, Head of Asset Strategy Advisory, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) Giulio Senes, President European Greenways Association (EGWA) 11:10 Welcome address Eugenio Patanè, City Councillor for Mobility City of Rome Mariano Angelucci, President, Permanent Commission for Tourism, City of Rome Giovanni Zannola, President Permanent Commission for Mobility, City of Rome Manolo Cipolla, Member of the Board Rete Ferroviaria Italiana 11.30 Session 1: European Strategies and National programs Greenways in Europe. Mercedes Muñoz Zamora, Director of the European Greenways Association (EGWA) Sustainable Tourism in Europe. European Tourism Agenda. Ramune Genzbigelyte-Venturi, Policy officer for Tourism, […]
Jury meeting of the 11th European Greenways Award 2023
Jury meeting of the 11th European Greenways Award 2023 The jury of the 11th European Greenways Award was composed of a panel of experts with different expertise to approach, from different perspectives, the analysis of the 24 excellent shortlisted applications from 11 different countries: Ms. Ramune Genzbigelyte-Venturi. Policy officer-Tourism. European Commission. DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Unit GROW G1 – Tourism and Textiles Ms. Dorota Tomalak. Deputy Head of Unit. Secretariat of the Commission for Natural Resources. European Committee of the Regions Ms. Veronika Sárik. Technical Manager – EIM – European Rail Infrastructure Managers Ms. Iulia Niculica. Head of Administration. European Travel Commission Ms. Alessandra Bonfanti. Legambiente. National Responsible for Mobility Mr Giulio Senes – President EGWA. (1) Italy/ EGWA , and Ms. Mercedes Muñoz, Jury Secretary – EGWA Director (1) Vote, in case of a tie vote / (2) With voice but without vote. >> The winners will be announced in Rome on Thursday, September 21st 2023 The awards contribute to the promotion of best practices in greenways, to encourage the qualitative development of these new facilities open to the general public in Europe, that are “Communication routes reserved exclusively for non-motorised journeys. These routes should meet satisfactory […]
SIGWAY Sport training of trainers in Slovakia
The SIGWAY Project team members and representatives of stakeholders participate in meetings and training held in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, from 27 to 29 June. Objective: training and preparation of sports and physical activity program on greenways. The concept of greenways, their interest for sport and daily physical activity (cycling, walking, wheeling), and the BPs identified in the countries represented, were also recalled. In addition, the EGWA prepared practical information on circular economy, to raise awareness of this important issue when preparing sport and physical activies on greenways. The presentation includes concrete actions proposals of good practices adressed to organisers of sports and active leisure activities , related to circular economy, that is also an objective of the this EU funded project. 3 intensive days with meetings in room, including the participation on-line of Kris Rockelé, (Antwerp Provincie, and EGWA member) to plan a patchwork of very attractive sport and physical activities, for young’s, woman and seniors that will be carried out in the coming months in greenways, current or potential in the countries represented in the consortium. The program included also outdoor activities, as a visit by bike to the Cyklokorytnička greenway, in Ružomberok, of aprox 23 km long, […]
Travel catalogues and trip ideas for independent travellers
Practical publications for greenways stakeholders
Marketing and Communication of a greenways tourism product
Top ten tips for marketing and communication
Best Practice Guide for Marketing and Communication of a greenways tourism product. The guide exposes in a very practical and operational way the top 10 tips for marketing and communication that should help lead to a successful promotion of a tourism product linked to greenways. Produced in the framework of the Greenways Outdoor project, by the East Belgium Tourism Agency (TAO), a partner within the consortium carrying out the project.
How to make accessible greenways
Key recommendations for making greenways accessible
General Conditions for Accessible Greenways: The brochure will help European greenway planners and managers to develop initiatives aimed at improving accessibility along their routes and making greenways an integrating element for the development of accessible tourism experiences and products.
Best Practice Guide for Accessible Greenways
Best Practice Guide for accessible tourism on greenways, with recommendations on how to facilitate greenway usage by all types of user.
Best Practice Guide for local services and equipment on greenways
Best praactices guide for greenway services, giving guidance on the necessary provisions for cyclists and people with disabilities, focusing on the facilities and accommodation nearby.