Vitally important to the success of EuroVelo is the network of National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators (NECC/Cs) that are found across the continent.
They insure the implementation, operation and quality assurance of EuroVelo at a national level. In addition, they are responsible for communicating EuroVelo nationally, providing accurate and up-to-date information on the sections of EuroVelo routes that pass through their area and ensure the integration of EuroVelo routes into new publications.
The different titles – Coordination Centre and Coordinator – refer to the maturity of the organisation. National EuroVelo Coordinators typically consist of one organisation often (but not always) one of the national cycling federations. Over time the Coordinator might incorporate representatives from public authorities, tourism boards, cycling organisations, public transport companies and other service providers in order to create a Coordination Centre. The exact composition will inevitably vary from country to country. To find out who the NECC/C is in your country use the contact details available on the Centres page.
The financing of EuroVelo projects at the national or regional level is through European institutions (e.g. via Interreg projects), national and regional government bodies and the private sector.
There are currently 23 National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators, who between them cover a significant amount of the EuroVelo network. Their contact details can be viewed either using the interactive map or the files below.
- Coordination centre list as a .PDF file (Acrobat reader)
- Coordination centre list as a .XLS file (Microsoft Excel)
How to create an NECC
For those of you involved or interested in the establishment of an NECC in your country, we have created a presentation with all the information you might need.
The presentation can be downloaded here. It contains the following information:
- How is EuroVelo organised at the European and national level?
- What does an NECC do?
- Mandatory tasks
- Optional tasks
- How to create an NECC?
- Existing National EuroVelo Coordination Centres (NECC)
- Good examples
Call for National EuroVelo Coordination Centre Applications
The ECF is working to develop the best organisational structures in each country for EuroVelo coordination and to raise the national profile of EuroVelo. The aim is to establish fully functional National EuroVelo Coordination Centres in each country – similar to those in Ireland, Switzerland and the Netherlands. However, we realise that this can take time, so as an interim measure it is possible to apply as a single-organisation National EuroVelo Coordinator.
The documents related to the call for National EuroVelo Coordination Centres / Coordinators (NECC/Cs) – the Call for Proposals, National EuroVelo Coordination Centres Application Manual, and application form – are all available to view and download using the links below. You can download a Word version of the application form here.
- Call for National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators
- National EuroVelo Coordination Centre Manual
- National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators Application Form
The ECF is still looking for NECC/Cs in some countries, so we invite you to study these documents and consider where you would like to make an application.