The European Greenways Association (EGWA) announces the call for candidacies for the 10th European Greenways Award (EGA) 2021 organised by EGWA in co-operation with the Generalitat Valenciana (Valencia Region), through the Regional Ministry of Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility and the Spanish Railways Foundation (FFE).
The awards ceremony will take place on September 30th in Valencia.
The objective is to promote examples of best practices and to support their replication on other greenways all over Europe. The European Greenways Award will only be granted to greenways under the Lille Declaration, as well as to initiatives already in existence.
This biennial award will recognise examples of greenways best practices in three categories:
A) Excellence awards
In this category the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded to three exemplary greenways that show the best integration of the various characteristics which define greenways (Art. 1 of Regulations) and that also demonstrate specific strengths which, in the opinion of the jury, make them exemplary. (…)
B) Exemplary initiatives
A 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will be awarded to exemplary initiatives carried out in relation to greenways. This category is open to any activity related to greenways in its broadest sense: (…)
C) Special award, Special European Greenways Award EYR 2021
A single award will be granted to recompense initiatives that value the railway heritage and/or initiatives or tourism products that promote the use of trains, including the transport of bikes, to access to the greenways, and aimed at either one or more of these trails. (…)
This special award is part of the activities included in the EUROPEAN YEAR OF RAIL 2021 (EYR), Stakeholders Initiatives.
- Deadline for the submission of candidacies: Thursday, May 27th 2021 at the latest.
- The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 30th 2021 in Valencia (Spain).
- Updated info : europeangreenwaysaward.org
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