Eric Nijland is director of the Fietsplatform since the founding in 1987. Fietsplatform (Dutch Cycling Platform) is the National coordination centre for cycle tourism. With the support of the national and regional authorities (Ministries and Provinces) Fietsplatform tries to improve the facilities for recreational cycling/cycle tourism in the Netherlands and the use of these facilities. Fietsplatform is member of the European Cyclists' Federation and National EuroVelo Coordinator for the Netherlands. Eric has frequently contact with colleague organisations abroad and has held several presentations about the Dutch cycling network in for example France, Germany and England. At VeloCity 2017 he gave a presentation about 'Cycle Tourism Governance'.
Languages: English and German