Iron Curtain Trail in Biciclopedia 2013, Thessaloniki
South East Europe Programme “Sustainable mobility along the newest EuroVelo route: The Iron Curtain Trail” project has been presented in Thessaloniki during the conference “Biciclopedia 2013”, a 4 day celebration of the bicycle that took place from Thursday November 28th to Sunday December 1st 2013.


The participants of the conference were cyclists, representatives of organisations and other associations and groups. Furthermore, participants were local authorities related to sustainable mobility working in the region of Thessaloniki, in the cities registered in the Network of Greek Green Cities as well as towns and regions all over Greece related to urban cycling, cyclists tours, cycling tourism and sustainable mobility.  

Biciclopedia 2013 has been organised by the Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki in collaboration with the social cooperative enterprise “Green Ways Coop”, the Heinrich Boell Institute and the Green Institute with the support of the “European Youth Capital Thessaloniki 2014”, the Network of Green Greek Cities and the European Cyclists Federation. 

Athanasia Telliou, representative of the Iron Curtain Trail project partner “ANTIGONE-Information and Documentation Center on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non-Violence” presented the cycling route “Iron Curtain Trail” that connects most of the South East Europe countries and offers the opportunity to find out and share good practices concerning local and regional challenges related to mobility towards the promotion of sustainable transportations. Furthermore, she informed participants on the progress related to the new cycling routes in Greece that took place after the last project partners meeting in Thessaloniki. Athanasia Telliou referred to the integration of the new part of the route that reaches from the boarder passage of Promahonas in Serres area to the boarder passage of Exohi in Drama area as well as to the change of the route in the area of Evros that concerns the boarder passages of Kiprinos and Kastanies in Orestiada areas along Ardas river.