Call for papers

Papers

The deadline to share your experiences was June 15, 2021. If you have already done so, you will be notified by July 15 if your proposal has been selected.

If you want to share your experience related to the cycling world, this is your chance.

You must submit your proposal(s) before 15 June 2021 using the registration form and filling out the papers section. You will be notified before 15 July if your proposal has been selected.

Papers must be in line
with the following themes:
6 October: EuroVelo and Cycling Tourism Conference

1. Health, sustainable
tourism and sport

  • Health and healthy lifestyles
  • Sustainability criteria applied
    to cycling tourism
  • Cycling tourism for all age groups
  • Development of depopulated areas
    through cycling tourism
  • Sports cycling (road, MTB, gravel)
  • Synergies with other types of tourism
  • Cycling tourism in cities
  • Other related topics
SDG Good Health and well-being
SDG Responsible consumption and production

Pillar of the Catalan Bicycle Strategy: 2

2. Infrastructures, research
and innovation

  • Development of the EuroVelo network
  • Planning, design and implementation of cycling infrastructures
  • Intermodality with public transport systems
  • Presentation of case studies and research
  • Safety when cycling
  • Cycling route signage systems
  • Smart destinations
  • Other related topics
SDG Industry, innovatio and infrastructure

Pillar of the Catalan Bicycle Strategy: 2

3. Economy, value chain
and communication

  • Adaptation of the sector to the health crisis
  • Funding opportunities and incentive programmes
  • Cohesion and coordination of the value chain
  • Quality employment
  • Cycling tourism and groups at risk of social exclusion
  • Promotion and marketing
  • Cycling tourism quality manuals and standards
  • Other related topics
SDG Decent work and economic growth
SDG Partmership for the goals

Pillar of the Catalan Bicycle Strategy: 2 and 3

7 October: 7th International Congress of the Bicycle + XVIII Iberian Congress

1. Towards 100% rideable cities and regions

  • Urban and interurban cycling networks
  • Design, planning and implementation of cycling infrastructures
  • Road safety
  • Intermodality with public transport
  • Interconnectivity between cities and regions
  • Urban redevelopment and design of public space
  • Coexistence with other means of transport
  • Other related topics
SDG Affordabe and Clean energy
SDG Sustainable Cities and communitues

Pillar of the Catalan Bicycle Strategy: 1, 2 and 4

2. Promotion of knowledge
and the economy

  • Urban distribution of goods
  • Open data, big data and the internet of things
  • MaaS and shared mobility systems
  • Smart cities
  • Research, investigations and studies linked to cycling
  • The economic impact of the bicycle
  • Cohesion of the business fabric
  • Other related topics
SDG Decent work and economic growth
SDG Industry, innovatio and infrastructure

Pillar of the Catalan Bicycle Strategy: 1 and 3

3. Promotion, monitoring
and governance

  • Strategies aimed at promoting cycling
  • Models for governance
  • Innovative actions for promotion and communication and to raise awareness
  • Investment in bicycle mobility projects
  • Cycling training programmes for all age groups
  • Gaming and other ways to encourage the use
    of the bicycle
  • Municipal byelaws and other legal aspects
  • Other related topics
SDG Partmership for the goals
SDG Sustainable Cities and communitues

Pillar of the Catalan Bicycle Strategy: 3

8 October: 7th International Congress of the Bicycle + XVIII Iberian Congress

1. Cities and regions for the people

  • 100% accessible cities and regions
  • Active aging policies
  • The human scale of the city and the design
    of public space
  • The bicycle and the economy of racing
  • The bicycle and gender policies
  • Integration and social inclusion
  • The city for children
  • Other related topics
SDG No Poverty
SDG Gender Equality

Pillar of the Catalan Bicycle Strategy: 3

2. Ecology, health
and sport

  • Adaptation and resilience in the face of the current climate crisis
  • Policies favouring environmental quality and protection
  • Public health
  • Urban ecology and environmental psychology
  • Leisure and cycling
  • Cycling tourism experiences
  • Cycling tourism and depopulation
  • Other related topics
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SDG Good Health and well-being

Pillar of the Catalan Bicycle Strategy: 2, 3 and 4

3. Cycling communities and participation

  • Networks for cooperation between individuals
  • Cycling groups and associations
  • Participation in the design of cycling policies
  • New models for governance
  • Innovative local initiatives for the promotion of the bicycle
  • Collaboration with the public administrations
  • Social and local initiatives
  • Other related topics
SDG Partmership for the goals

Pillar of the Catalan Bicycle Strategy: 3

Rules for the presentation
of papers
  • Maximum abstract length: 300 words. If your paper is selected, you will be asked to submit a more detailed document.
  • Choice of languages: The abstract must be submitted in English if it is intended for the 2021 EuroVelo and Cycling Tourism Conference, and in Catalan, Spanish or English if it is intended for the 7th International Congress or the XVIII Iberian Congress “The Bicycle and the City”. Please note that the final presentation language will depend on the simultaneous interpreting services available at each venue.
  • The themes include sub-themes to make them more understandable, but these sub-themes do not determine the subject matter of the papers.
  • You must specify which event your paper is intended for.