The EuroVelo network is managed by the ECF with the support of the National EuroVelo Coordination Centres / Coordinators (NECC/Cs) and various project partners.
The highest decision making body is the ECF Board. In 2007, the ECF Board created the ECF EuroVelo Council to act as an advisory body for the ECF in the implementation and operation of EuroVelo. The ECF EuroVelo Council currently meets twice a year and has seven members who are appointed for terms of three years:
- Dr. Käthi Diethelm (Chair),
- Camille Thomé (Départements & Régions Cyclables),
- Daniel Mourek (Nadace Partnerství),
- Philip Insall (Sustrans),
- Lukas Stadtherr (Velobüro Schweiz),
- Jens Erik Larsen (Foreningen Frie Fugle)
- William Nederpelt (Fietsersbond, ECF Vice President)
Day-to-day management of the EuroVelo network is undertaken by the ECF EuroVelo Management Team, which is based in the ECF Office in Brussels. The financing of this central coordination is provided through ECF membership, European Union institutions and agencies, National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators, project partners and the private sector.
The ECF EuroVelo Management Team is responsible for communicating EuroVelo throughout Europe and globally. It provides overview information (in electronic and printed form) on EuroVelo routes and on services such as international cycle transport, guidebooks and bookable offers, as well as on national cycle routes in European countries. The Management Team also refers to detailed information at a local level on sections of EuroVelo routes and on national and regional routes. Last but not least, it informs its project partners on the key requirements for the implementation of EuroVelo and transfers expertise and good practice between partners.
Advocacy and EuroVelo Director
Before I started working for the ECF in 2010 I have been the bicycle officer of Hungary and a previously board member of the ECF. It’s fantastic to combine my love for cycling with my jobs, especially now at ECF.
Policy Officer – Cycling Tourism and Regional Policy
Prior to joining the ECF, I worked for various local planning authorities in South East England and gained a Masters in Urban Planning, which gave me a good understanding of both the opportunities and challenges for increasing levels of cycling. Working in a great team and trying to improve cycling conditions in such different but also surprising similar countries like Cyprus and Iceland creates the interesting work environment at ECF.
Project Officer – EuroVelo
With a background in Political Science and European studies, I have a relevant experience in project management and advising public and private actors in EU funding mechanism and EU policies. Particularly I’m specialized in transport, tourism, innovative technologies, environment and regional policies. Working for ECF enables my interest to improve life conditions by transforming the way we move people and goods.
Communication Intern – EuroVelo
I just finished my cooperative studies in sustainable tourism while working for an individual travel agency for travels outside Europe. Now I joined the ECF for working on an international level but concentrating on improvements for sustainable developments within Europe. I will mainly focus on EuroVelo’s communication tool raising travellers awareness for the European cycle route network and its advantages.