International Conference on Greenways and Sustainable Tourism, 11th European Greenways Award Ceremony

Due to a railway accident occurred in Italy on August 30, as a sign of condolence and respect for the victims, the Italian State Railways Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, and the member of EGWA, RFI (company of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group), does not organize and does not take part in public events.

For this reason, the European Greenways Award will not be held on 21st September 2023 and will be rescheduled to a new date to be announced as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

EGWA expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to RFI at this very painful time.

We look forward to your understanding, hoping you will be able to join us at the Awards in Rome in the coming dates. 


Date: Thursday 21st September New date to be announced as soon as possible.

Venue: Sala della Protomoteca. Piazza del Campidoglio, 1 – Roma (Italy)

The international conference is organized on the occasion of the 11th European Greenways Award 2022 Award giving ceremony, that will be held on Thursday 21st September 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.

>> See Program  here

>> Participation is Free Prior Registration required 

>> Registration  will reopen in due time >>  ENGLISH /     ITALIAN

Jury meeting of the 11th European Greenways Award 2023, Wednesday 12/July



=> The winners2023 will be announced in Rome on 21st 2023


Further info here


>> !! New Deadline/ Nouveau délai /Nuevo plazo/

Wednesday 21st June 2023 / Mercredi 21 June 2023/  Miércoles 21 June 2023

The European Greenways Association (EGWA) announces the call for candidacies for the 11th European Greenways Award (EGA) 2023 organised by EGWA in co-operation with the the EGWA in cooperation with Rete Ferroviaria Italiana and the Associazione Italiana Greenways.

The awards ceremony will take place on September 21st in Rome, Italy.


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, Green transition in greenways

A single award will be granted to reward actions that contribute to green transition in the greenways ecosystem, and contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Initiatives will be related to the greenway itself, or to greenway-based tourism services or products that integrate sustainability criteria, and aimed at either one or more of these trails.

The Special award will be addressed only to greenways using disused railways, as a special form of circular economy.

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 the green transition happens on the ground.

  • Deadline for the submission of candidacies: NEW Deadline Wednesday 21 June 2023 at the  latest. 
  • The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 21st 2023 in Rome (Italy)

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Application forms:

>>Excellence awards

>> Exemplary initiatives

>> Special award, Green transition in greenways


  •  Updated info :
  •  In addition to the 11th European Greenways Award, there will be an International Conference on Greenways and Sustainable Tourism, followed by a technical visit to a greenway in the Metropolitan City of Rome, this one, on Friday 22 September. 

We highly encourage you to participate!!   Help us to spread the word about the call!

11th European Greenways Award 2023 – Rome, Italy  21-22 September.

Call for candidacies inminent! Please stay tuned!