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.

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Credits 11th European Greenways Awards. Roma. 20 November 2023


>>1st Prize: Royal Canal Greenway. Waterways Ireland.  Giulio Senes, President  of the European Greenway Association, Mervyn Hamilton, Project Coordinator, Waterways Ireland, accompanied by Michael Fitzsimons (Failte Ireland)

>> 2nd Prize:  Via Verde della Costa dei Trabocchi – Greenway of the Trabocchi Coast, Italy. Abruzzo Region. Italy. Ramune GENZBIGELYTE-VENTURI, Policy officer-Tourism. EC. DG GROW – Member of the Jury. Daniele D’Amario, Regional Councillor for Tourism, Abruzzo Region

>> 3rd Prize. The European Bridge and a cross-border Polish-German greenway.   Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Zachodniopomorskiego (Marshal’s Office of the Westpomeranian Voivodeship)/ Poland. Dorota Tomalak. European Committee of the Regions -CoR. Deputy Head of Unit NAT— Commission for Natural Resources- Member of the Jury. Wanda Nowotarska and Wojciech Grela West Pomeranian Voivodeship (Poland)

Special Jury award:

>> “30 years of the Spanish Greenways Programme”.  Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles (Spanish Railways Foundation). Ilaria Maggiorotti, Responsable, Asset Management. Rete Ferroviaria Italiana R.F.I. S.p.A. Arantxa Hernández Colorado, Manager Vías Verdes, Spanish Railways Foundation

Exemplary Initiatives:

>> 1st Prize.  Wuppertalbewegung, Germany.  Wuppertalbewegung e.V. Germany. Anna Donati, President and CEO, Roma Servizi per la Mobilità, and Christa Mrozek, Wuppertalbewegung (Wuppertal Movement).

>> 2nd Prize. Greenway from The Danube to the Adriatic, Serbia    YUGO cycling campaign. Serbia. Roberto Rovelli. Vice-president Italian Greenways Association, Mirko Radovanac, President, Yugo Cycling Campaign (Serbia), acompanied by Aleksandar Stanojlovic

>> 3rd Prize  “Ex aequo”  Explore the greenways with Huskies in Latvia!      Vidzeme Tourism Association –  Latvia. Isabelle Dullaert, EGWA Vice-president; Nikolajs Kravcovs. Instructor and, and Raitis Sijats. President Vidzeme Tourism Association

>> 3rd Prize “Ex aequo” Cross-border Bicycle Festival on Iron Greenway in Poland and Czechia.  Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju i Współpracy Regionalnej „Olza” („Olza” Association of Development and Regional Cooperation). Poland/ Chechia . Alessandra Bonfanti. Legambiente. National Responsible for Mobility. Jury member. Bogdan Kasperek, Olza” Association of Development and Regional Cooperation), acompanied by Dominika Zareba.

Special Award Green transition in greenways:

Plan for the Green Transition on the Sierra Greenway. Fundación Vía Verde de la Sierra. Spain. Ramune Genzbigelyte-Venturi Policy officer-Tourism, EC. DG GROW – Member of the Jury , Juan Manuel Rodríguez Domínguez President, Fundación Vía Verde de la Sierra

Family picture, awarded, authorities and organisers

The trophy, and image of the 11th EGA in Rome, symbolising the transformation of the railway into a pedestrian cycle path from Monte Mario to San Pietro. The new urban greenway will act as a “New Urban Francigena” to safely lead pilgrims to San Pietro and facilitate the daily mobility of residents.

Presenting the Awards: Mercedes Muñoz Zamora, European Greenways Association Director

Location: Rome, Italy