>> Call for candidacies for the 11th European Greenways Award 2023


>> Deadline for applications: Wednesday 14 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, in 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 candidaciesWednesday 14 June 2023 at the latest.
  • The awards ceremony will be held oThursday, September 21st 2023 in Rome (Italy)


Application forms:

>>Excellence awards

>> Exemplary initiatives

>> Special award, Green transition in greenways

>> Updated info : www.europeangreenwaysaward.org


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

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