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'25 Years of EuroVelo' online event - Laying the foundations for cycling tourism in Europe

Friday, September 30, 2022
On 21 November 2022 from 14:30 to 16:30 CET we celebrate EuroVelo’s 25th Anniversary with an online event. Registration is now open!

From the launch of a visionary project back in 1997, to a European success story of cross-border cooperation. The European cycle route network has become the largest of its kind in the world.

For 25 years, EuroVelo has been laying the foundations for cycling tourism in Europe. ECF invites you to an online event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch event of the European cycle route network.

The online event will be an opportunity to better understand this European success story of cross-border cooperation, involving many partners. Exactly 25 years later, we will celebrate this milestone and discuss the strategies to accelerate the development of EuroVelo and the benefits of #MoreCyclingTourism across the continent.

21 November Programme summary
14:30 Opening by Henk Swarttouw, ECF President
Keynote: What trends and opportunities for cycling tourism in the post-pandemic?
Alessandra Priante, Director Europe, United Nations World Tourism Organisation - UNWTO
Keynote: Cycling towards more sustainable tourism in Europe
Valentina Superti, Director of Ecosystem II: Tourism & Proximity, DG GROW
14:55 Panel discussion: From the origins up to the 2030 EuroVelo Strategy. How to accelerate the further development of the European cycle route network?
Philip Insall, ex-Director Health and International, Sustrans; Agathe Daudibon, EuroVelo Manager at ECF. Moderated by Alex Crevar, Journalist, Editor and Consultant dedicated to responsible tourism.
15:25 EuroVelo Data Hub presentation
Holger Haubold, Director Intellectual Property & Data Collection at ECF; Enrico Durbano, Chief Executive Officer at Eco-Counter
Panel discussion: Economic impacts of cycling tourism. Examples of European countries and regions data sets on the impacts of cycling tourism
Stéphanie Mangin, Vélo & Territoires - France; Frank Hofmann, ADFC - Germany; Miklós Berensci, AÖFK - Hungary; Silvia Marty, Consorci Vias Verdes de Girona - Catalonia, Spain
16:15 Keynote: Ciarán Cuffe, Member of the European Parliament
16:25 Announcement of the host city of the EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2023
16:30 Closing
Find out more about the speakers and check out the detailed programme.

The event will be hosted by ECF Board and EuroVelo Council Member Camille Thomé, Director of Vélo & Territoires.