Join us at the EuroVelo Route Inspectors' Training 2024!
The next EuroVelo Route Inspectors' Training will take place in Brussels on 9-10 April 2024.
Registrations are open! Register here until 15 March 2024
What will I learn?
- Detailed quality criteria for cycle routes as included in the European Certification Standard (ECS) methodology, pertaining to infrastructure, services and communications
- Conditions and process for certifying EuroVelo routes
- How to use the ECS App in the field for surveying and gathering detailed GIS data about a cycle route
- How to prepare an ECS survey and make a well-thought survey plan
- How to access data after a survey and analyse it to identify improvement needs and prepare action plans with investment priorities
Format of the training: mix of lectures, group exercises, field trip and individual evaluation.
ECS is a successful methodology for route surveying, which consists of collecting data on infrastructure, services and communications using the dedicated ECS app. The survey enables a comprehensive assessment of the quality of cycle routes, and helps stakeholders to understand development needs and plan further investments. It also generates useful information for the end users.
When applied to EuroVelo routes, if the correct set of criteria are met, ECS can lead to routes becoming fully certified. “Certification” is the highest quality level on the EuroVelo network. Once achieved, certification is valid for five years.
You will find more information on the ECS, as well as downloadable manuals and annexes, on the European Certification Standard page.
For whom is the training intended?
Cycle route managers, infrastructure authorities, EU-funded projects partners and other relevant stakeholders. Anyone interested in learning more about cycle route quality and safety is welcome to take part in the training.
How much does it cost?
Costs for the two-day in-person training:
- 250€ for members of a National EuroVelo Coordination Centre (NECC) consortium
- 500€ for other participants
Please note that lunches on both training days are included in the fee, but bicycle rental costs for the field trip will be added separately. Participants are welcome to bring their own bicycle if they wish to. An Android device is necessary for using the ECS App, but ECF can organise smartphone rental at a participant's request.
Participants are in charge of their own travel arrangements and accommodation in the training's location.
Where do I sign up?
Registrations for this training are open until 15 March 2024. Click here to register! Invoices will be sent after registration, and the registration will be effective only after payment of the fee. The EuroVelo Management Team will contact registered participants in January 2024 with advice on planning their trip to Brussels.
Did you follow the EuroVelo Route Inspectors' Training in 2019 or earlier?
You can update your knowledge and learn how to use the new version of the ECS App at the Refresher Course taking place online on 7 February 2024.
Registrations are open! Register here until 19 January 2024.
In addition to the in-person training, an online refresher course is organised every year at the attention of EuroVelo Route Inspectors who completed training on the European Certification Standard (ECS) prior to 2020. Since the ECS methodology and application have been updated in 2020-2021, the refresher course covers the changes and updates that EuroVelo Route Inspectors should be aware of.
Please note that the EuroVelo Route Inspector Certificate remains valid for 5 years, as the ECS methodology and software are likely to evolve in this period of time. Inspectors are requested to take part in a Refresher Course at least every 5 years in order to remain on the List of Official Inspectors.
Following the 2024 Refresher Course, all EuroVelo Route Inspectors who completed training prior to 2020 and did not take part in a Refresher Course since 2021 will be removed from the List.
How much does it cost?
Costs for the one-day online training:
- 100€ for members of a National EuroVelo Coordination Centre (NECC) consortium
- 300€ for other participants
Where do I sign up?
Registrations for this online course are open until 19 January 2024. Click here to register! Invoices will be sent after registration, and the registration will be effective only after payment of the fee. The EuroVelo Management Team will send an entry test to registered participants two weeks prior to the course, allowing them to come prepared and make the most out of the course.
EuroVelo Route Inspectors
All successful participants of a EuroVelo Route Inspectors' training receive an official Certificate and credentials to access their surveys' results on the EuroVelo backend. EuroVelo Route Inspectors are officially authorised by ECF to perform route assessments using the ECS App.
The following list contains the contact details of EuroVelo Route Inspectors who agreed to be named on this website and may be available for a cycle route survey:
If you are looking for EuroVelo Route Inspectors to contract for an ECS survey, feel free to get in touch with those based in your region.
N.B.: Only those EuroVelo Route Inspectors who have requested to be displayed on the list are available here. If you want to update this information, to be added or removed, please contact [email protected].
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Past EuroVelo Route Inspectors Trainings
2021 EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training Courses: