Rotterdam is known for its vibrant heart and dynamic sites, and Kop van Zuid is a good example of this. This unique site, located on the Maas, is today and tomorrow the venue for the Para Shooting Finals.
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Tree in Rotterdam
Soon, when the European Para Championships is over, Rotterdam will have a humble green memory of the event. The UEC European Cycling Union symbolically donated a tree to the municipality of Rotterdam and organized the event for paragliding athletes on Saturday.
Last year, the UEC took the initiative to thank the organizers and municipalities for their efforts with a very special gift. UEC is doing this, with the sustainability agenda in mind, by donating a tree. “Each seedling is planted in an appropriate location and not only symbolizes the collaboration between the local organizing committee, the city and the UEC, but also shows our awareness and commitment to the issues around the planet that exist today,” said Enrico Della Casa, UEC President. .
He and his colleagues have previously planted trees – with the approval of local authorities – in Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, France and Germany. The Rotterdam Tree is located near the Calland Monument, on the Verkade River in the Shepfartquartier.
Immediately, Alasdair McLennan, Secretary General of the European Economic Commission, described this kind gesture as “a small token gift, of great significance. We not only want to express our gratitude for the organization of the European Para-Champions, but also to the city of Rotterdam, where this event is allowed.” Above all, we want to show that the environment is very important to us as a cycling association. We want to take as many steps as possible to become CO2 neutral, which is a must in this modern world. Creating awareness is an important step, and this tree can help with that.”
By the way, it was decided to provide “only” certification for now. The tree will be planted when the season comes and the yard at the Calland Monument will be redeveloped. Katarina Jakubova, a member of the Executive Board of the UEC, presented the painting to Fawzi Ashbar, a local councilor for wellbeing, community, sport and digital inclusion in Rotterdam. Erik Kersten, founder of the European Paralympic Championships, was present at the handover. He thanked Ashber for the gift, expressed his enthusiasm for the European Paralympic Championships, and promised that “Rotterdam will take good care of the tree.”
Ten different parasports meet at the European Paralympic Championships. The first edition will take place from Tuesday 8 to Sunday 20 August. The next edition is planned for 2027.
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