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‘Cycling Tourism’ Workshop

The “Bicycle Tourism” workshop was held at the premises of social entrepreneurship ‘Vivaldi” on October 27, 2014 in Shkodra, due to the project EuroVelo8 and the social entrepreneurship “Cycling Tour”; with the support of REC-Albania (Senior-A programme) and Partners Albania of Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

This activity brought together tourism experts, representatives of local and central decision-making, representatives of civil society, academics from Shkodra University ‘Luigj Gurakuqi’ and alternative tourism actors, mainly from the country but also from the region such as Kosovo and Montenegro. The guest was also Mr. Jens Erik Larsen, the founder and expert of the EuroVelo project, which is supported by ECF (European Federation of Pedestrians) and the European Commission.

The purpose of the meeting was to introduce and familiarize with the EuroVelo project (www.eurovelo.com), as a bicycle tourism approach, to decision-makers and to various interest groups. The meeting was based on three sessions and attendance was relatively satisfactory, of the 32 participants.

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