EUROPEAN CYCLISTS’ FEDERATION
by | Nov 27, 2017
Name of the Organisation: EUROPEAN CYCLISTS' FEDERATION
Organisation Short Name: ECF
Organisation Type: OTH
ACTIVITYTopic(s) of interest from 2018-2019 Transport Work Programme:
Fields of Activity: European Cyclists' Federation is an umbrella federation for national cycling organizations representing individual citizens from 45 countries worldwide. ECF actively promotes and encourages cycling worldwide while trying to improve cycling policy at European level. More specifically, our aims and objectives are to: - Raise the status of cycling and to promote recognition of the benefits of cycling for both individuals and society as a whole. - Encourage consideration of cyclists’ needs in Europe in all aspects of transport planning and management, environment, safety and health, and promote cycle-friendly conditions throughout Europe. - Support member groups on matters of national and international importance relating to the aims of the ECF. - Undertake research on matters relating to cycling, transportation, environment and safety. - Enhance the information and advice available to member groups and thus assist in their activities nationally and internationally. Promote the exchange of information and expertise between member organisations. - Provide information and expertise in order to raise the awareness of specific groups: international bodies and institutions, politicians, planners, manufacturers/trade groups, bicycle holiday agents/tourism authorities, environmental and transport groups with regard to cycling and its benefits and needs.
Skills and Experise Offered: As a community, ECF stimulates a smart and shared collaboration between companies and cities thanks to our networks and initiatives. In particular ECF will involve:
• The Cycling Industry Club (CIC) is the biggest player on the European advocacy scene, working with ECF to extend the influence of bike companies. Founded at EuroBike in 2011 by some of the key industry players in Europe, the Club supports the not-for-profit ECF, which uses these funds to unlock billions further in public expenditure on cycling.
• Cities for Cyclists (CfC) wants to establish a global network of cities which are working to promote bicycle use in urban areas and encourage the exchange of knowledge. The most significant aims of the network is putting cycling at the centre of urban planning and political thinking; inspiring and catalyzing more cities to take concrete action in promoting cycling by learning from each other; exchanging knowledge, solutions and strategies and thus promoting political initiatives and practical work on the ground; promoting and supporting a change in policy and planning practices in cities, and introducing a cycle-friendly perspective in these processes.
• The Smarter Cycling Initiative: Smart Mobility is a key pillar of any community “building” a Smart City. Being almost always the most efficient, effective, and economic method of personal transportation across the urban landscape, cycling must be included in this new emerging system. The Smarter Cycling Initiative leverages communal data and real-time knowledge to everyone’s benefit, building a deep, smart cycling eco-system.the global
• The Scientists for Cycling network arises from the recognition that there is a large number of experts worldwide in many different academic disciplines who are able and ready to contribute to ECF’s mission: to improve and to increase cycling.
• Velo-city Conference Series is the biggest cycling and transport conference in the world. The conferences are designed to encourage cycling as part of daily transport and recreation. Velo-city conferences are now attracting about 1,500 delegates from more than 65 different countries.
• EuroVelo is the cycle route network that aims to promote and coordinate the creation and operation of a complete European cycle route network crossing and uniting the whole European continent.
Keywords: cycling, sustainable mobility, transport, road safety, data, app, bike sharing, smart city, smart cycling
Previous FP Projects Participated: ECF runs numerous EU co-funded projects such as FLOW and MoTiV (H2020).
Contact Person: Marco Ciarrocchi
Position in the Organisation: Project officer