ERA practices networking and cross-border cooperation among organizations by ensuring respectful treatment, expertise and values in all walking issues.


ERA is well known all over Europe as recognized expert in all walking issues being a relevant, proactive and credible partner.


ERA will be:

a) Furthering walking and mountain-climbing activities, concern for and care of the countryside, protecting nature and the environment;
b) Creating and marking European long-distance paths, protecting these and other international paths and safeguarding their continued existence;
c) Protecting and further developing both rights and traditions with regard to crossing borders in European countries, and Europe’s cultural heritage;
d) Seeking to preserve the right of access to all land, and to create this right where it has hitherto not been guaranteed; this aim is secondary to the protection of natural environment;
e) Strengthening mutual understanding between people;
f)  Representing the interests of member associations in international organisations such as the European Union and the Council of Europe;
g) Strengthening the consciousness of people that physical activity is one of the prerequisites for a healthy life.

The plans from 2019 and onwards are

  1. Provide benefits for our member organisations.
  2. Prepare, organize, stimulate and support rambling events and activities.
  3. Actively work with physical networks of E-paths and LQT-BE.
  4. Establish and maintain cooperation with EU bodies and relevant international organisations and agencies working in fields such as youth and health.
  5. Develop and implement a financial strategy.
  6. Develop and implement a marketing and communication strategy to contribute to our business model. 

From these, ERA focus on the following in 2023: