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European Certification Standard

The European Certification Standard (ECS) is used to certify EuroVelo Routes. Furthermore, the ECS also serves as quality assessment tool for national or regional routes. It can help to set up national standards where they do not exist and harmonise the different regulations in the European states.

In addition to the short manual (see link above), there is also the long manual with more detailed explanations:

European Certification Standard Manual (April 2018*)

European Certification Standard Manual long version (English)

*Please note: the manual is subject to modifications.

Official ECS Route Inspectors have participated in the mandatory European Certification Standard training
and successfully passed the Route Inspector test.

The list below contains the contact details of the Official European Route Inspectors:

Route Inspectors June 2018

EuroVelo Route Inspectors use an app specifically designed to evaluate long-distance cycle routes:

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Download the new App

European Certification Standard app. Available to download here.

Collect route information data for EuroVelo routes

Please also have a look at the annexes to the ECS. These annexes provide many helpful examples:

Annex 1 to ECS: Continuity

Annex_1-Continuity

Annex 2.1 to ECS: Route components

Annex_2_1-Route_Components

Annex 2.2 to ECS: Crossings

Annex_2_2-Crossings

Annex 3 to ECS: Surface

Annex_3-Surface

Annex 5 to ECS: Attractiveness

Annex_5-Attractiveness

Annex 6 to ECS: Signing

Annex_6-Signing

Annex 7 to ECS: Summary of changes to ECS Short Manual in 2018

Annex_7-ECS_short_manual_text_with_changes