Co-funded by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), the 18-month EuroVelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena) project took place from April 2016 to October 2017. It aimed at developing and promoting the EuroVelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena) as a competitive, sustainable and high-quality tourism on a European scale.
The specific objectives of the project were to support cross-border thematic tourism products which reflect common European cultural and industrial heritage and local traditions, and diversify the European tourism offer and/or economic regeneration and job creation in declining (post) industrial regions, through the development of EuroVelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena) (EV5-VRF), as an innovative transnational long distance cycle route, capitalising on its importance to our shared European cultural heritage.
ECF was one of 11 partners from 5 different countries:
- University of Central Lancashire (Lead Partner)
- Saddle Skedaddle
- Brussels Mobility, Brussels Region
- Luxembourg Cycling Initiative
- Conseil General du Bas-Rhin
- Verde Natura
- Regione Puglia
- Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta
- Associazione Europea delle Vie Francigene