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Ceri Woolsgrove is Policy Officer at the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), where he specialises in road safety and technical issues such as vehicle regulations, road user behaviour, bicycle parking and infrastructure, contributing to making Europe a safer, more comfortable place to cycle and move around sustainably.

26 April 2022

Cycling and road safety: Are there reasons for (cautious) optimism in Europe?

On 28 March 2022, the European Commission published road safety figures for 2021 for the entire EU area, showing that a total of 19,800 people were […]
22 April 2022

5 of Europe’s best circular shopping chains you can’t miss

Let’s be real for a moment, shopping is fun. We may try to conceive that fact to ourselves as it’s not so fun for our wallet […]
22 April 2022

EU closer to introducing a common charger and tackling tonnes of unnecessary e-waste

Measures to reduce electronic waste, like fewer redundant cables and chargers, were broadly voted by the European Parliament. 1. Double win With 95.5% of the votes […]
22 April 2022

What are the latest trends and prospects for European travel?

The travel and tourism industry has certainly had a hard time over the past years, but it is finally starting to recover. Slowly but surely, people […]
15 April 2022

New Brussels mural highlights impact of EU consumption on wildlife

Yesterday, WWF unveiled the “Together for Forests” mural, a 24-meter-tall piece of street art, in an effort to raise awareness of the destructive impacts European consumption […]
14 April 2022

3 out of 4 Europeans plan to travel this spring and summer, unveils the European Travel Commission

Despite the uncertainty caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the ongoing threat of Covid-19, the desire across Europe for intra-European travel is undoubtedly strong. […]
12 April 2022

Sales of InterRail passes return to pre-pandemic levels

The InterRail pass is a train tickets that allows travellers unlimited journeys in 33 European countries for up to a month and, like many other travel […]
12 April 2022

Standing out from the crowd: Innovation in cycling tourism

Europe’s cycling tourism destinations are increasingly investing in innovative ways to stand out in a large market. It is a sign of the growing maturity of […]
12 April 2022

What to do if your flight gets cancelled?

Whenever a flight cancellation occurs the consequences can often be unpleasant. It is important to know what the passengers’ rights are and what to do. The […]
11 April 2022

How to make Sustainable Products the norm within the EU?

On Wednesday March 30th, the European Commission released a document on how to make sustainable products the norm, which falls within the wider initiative aimed at […]
8 April 2022

EUROCONTROL predicts 84% recovery of pre-pandemic traffic level in 2022

The latest EUROCONTROL Traffic Scenarios for the period April – December 2022 predict steady growth between April and peak-summer, reaching 89% of 2019 traffic by August, […]
7 April 2022

Lufthansa expresses concern about Europe’s climate plan and taxes

The EU’s “Fit for 55” climate plan, which includes additional taxes on intra-European flights, could pose a threat to the competitiveness and employment of the European […]
7 April 2022

EU pushes for “circular economy” model and sustainable production of clothes

On Wednesday March 30th, the European Commission presented a comprehensive package of initiatives to promote the circular economy and extend the life of products, so that […]
7 April 2022

EU roaming fees extended until 2032

It’s official — travellers across the European Union won’t pay roaming fees for another 10 years. 1. Extending roaming After the current roaming regulation expires, on […]
6 April 2022

Will your city be the capital of smart tourism in 2023?

Cities across Europe are competing for recognition for their outstanding achievements as tourism destinations.  1. European Capital of Smart Tourism The European Commission’s initiative dubbed European […]
5 April 2022

EU is looking for the 2023 European Destination of Excellency

The European Commission has launched the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) 2023 competition. This initiative rewards the best achievements in sustainable tourism and green transition practices […]