ECF EuroVelo Director Adam Bodor participates in MED for YOU event in Athens

MED for YOU is a MED Programme Capitalisation event that took place in Athens on 24 October 2019. It premiered the first evidence of the Programme successful cooperation approach.

The theme of this year's MED for YOU event was "Upholding a strong narrative for policy change". The event aims to reveal how its funded projects, organised in thematic communities, have produced achievements that matter for people, regions and cities of the 13 States of the Programme. Several stakeholders explained how they integrated concrete results of their Interreg MED projects in their policies, strategies, etc.

The project results focus on two main topics directly linked to the objectives of the European cohesion policy: “How to survive climate change the Mediterranean way” and “Which drivers for a sustainable and inclusive growth.” The event was also forecasting the post 2020 prospects and the added value of European territorial cooperation (Interreg) in the entire Mediterranean bassin.

The event featured 58 speakers in Megaron Athens International Conference Centre. Advocacy and EuroVelo Director Adam Bodor gave a presentation titled "Cycling tourism in the Mediterranean - Unlocking the potential of sustainable tourism" in which he explained that EuroVelo 8 is ready to unlock the economic potential of tourism destinations in the Mediterranean Region and what are the success factors of this result.

All resources from the event can be downloaded here.