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    European Traffic Education Contest 2024

    September 19, 2024 > September 22, 2024 Paris, France mdipasquale@fia.com


    The 37th edition of the European Traffic Education Contest (ETEC) will take place from 19 to 22 September in Paris, France
    at the kind invitation of Fédération française de cyclotourisme (FFVelo).


    The European Traffic Education Contest (ETEC) aims to intensify traffic education in every country and thereby contribute to reducing the risk of children becoming involved in accidents on their bicycles. The Contest should encourage motoring and touring clubs to enhance or develop their own traffic education activities in their respective countries. Through this event the media and authorities should be made aware of the importance of this task.

    The Contest was created in 1986. It is held annually and takes place in September in the country of the host Club. At local, regional or national qualifying events, every participating Club selects a team of two girls and two boys aged between 10 to 12 years. Hence, this event has the status of a European finale in which a regular 22 countries take part.

    The Contest takes up one full day, during which the children have to accomplish various theoretical and practical exercises. The best team wins a challenge cup. The contestants are not ranked individually.

    For general information on the contest and previous editions, please visit the European Traffic Education Contest webpage.


    Thursday, 19 September 2024

    Arrival of teams. Transfer by public transport with a translator to the Hotel CIS Paris Kellermann (75013 Paris) and check-in.

    13:00    Lunch
    18:30   Dinner
    20:00   Welcome/Briefing


    Friday, 20 September 2024

    07:15   Breakfast
    09:30   Meeting at Halle Georges Carpentier (contest site)
    09:45   Lining up of the teams
    10:00   First part of the contest
    12:30   Lunch
    13:30   Second part of the contest

    16:00   Closing ceremony at the Halle Carpentier (Announcement of the results, distribution of prizes and medals, photos and closing speech)

    18:30   Dinner
    20:00   Helmet vote
    22:00   End


    Saturday, 21 September 2024

    07:15   Breakfast
    09:00   Tourist River boat on the Seine (Bateaux-mouches)
    12:30   Lunch
    13:00   Free time in Paris
    19:00   Gala Dinner
    20:00   Entertainment for children (including gifts exchange), feedback session for coaches
    22:00   End


    Sunday, 22 September 2024

    07:15   Breakfast



    France, situated in Western Europe, boasts a diverse landscape encompassing iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Mont-Saint-Michel, the Louvre Museum, the Château de Versailles, but also picturesque vineyards and a wide variety of coastlines.

    Spanning 551,695 km2 with a population exceeding 67 million, France is renowned for its art, fashion, and culinary excellence. Paris, the capital, is as a global cultural hub. The nation’s history is marked by revolutions, monarchies, and intellectual contributions.

    From the medieval castles of the Loire Valley to the lavender fields of Provence et aux chains de Montagne variée, France’s scenic beauty is captivating. Its rich cultural heritage, gastronomic delights, and world-class museums make it a perennially popular destination, attracting millions of tourists annually.


    Built on the River Seine in the heart of the Île-de-France region, Paris is France’s economic and commercial capital. Its airport structure (CDG and Orly) makes it a hub of the French and European air network.

    Paris straddles the Seine, where two islands form the historic heart of the city: the Ile de la Cité, now home to the Conciergerie (Palais de Justice) and Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, and the Ile Saint Louis, to the east of the former, renowned for its density of private mansions and artistic wealth. From here, the city stretches along both banks of the river, left and right.

    Known the world over for its monuments and its artistic and cultural life, Paris is also an important city in world history, with a major political and economic impact. The world’s leadingtourist destination and a symbol of French culture, its lively city centre and major museums attract almost thirty million visitors a year. Paris is also regarded as one of the world’s fashion and luxury capitals. Today, the population of Paris “intra-muros” is 2,190,500.

    The main monuments that you will certainly have the opportunity to discover during your stay : Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Sacré-Cœur, Louvre, Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Tour Montparnasse, Centre Beaubourg, Champs-Élysées, Pont Neuf, Pont Alexandre III.



    Participants travelling by plane should land at either Paris-Orly airport (94310) or Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy (95700) and plan to arrive before 2 pm. Upon arrival, they will be greeted by their guide/interpreter. Transfer to the hotel will be made by public transport, and should take around 1 hour.

    Participants arriving by car, van or bus can go directly to Hotel CIS Paris Kellermann main reception where they will be met by FF Vélo staff. Drivers will be told where to park.


    To travel to France, participants will need a valid passport or, if they are citizens of EU country, a personal identification card.

    Regarding the visas, please consult Visa requirements overview.

    Teams requiring a letter of invitation to obtain a visa, should contact the Federation by e-mail : jeunes@ffvelo.fr


    The currency in France is the euro (€). It is not possible to change money at the CIS Paris Kellermann where the teams will be staying. We strongly advise you to exchange money when you arrive at the airport.


    September is generally a fairly mild month, with little rain. But make sure you bring a jumper (for the evenings) and a jacket with an umbrella just in case!

    Minimum temperatures are between 14 and 19 degrees and maximums between 18 and 24 degrees. Paris enjoys 11 hours of daylight at this time of the year.


    Accommodation will be allocated on a first come – first served basis. The four children and their two coaches will be staying at Hotel CIS Paris Kellermann (17 Boulevard Kellermann, 75013 Paris).

    The hotel is located 10 km from Paris Orly Airport and 35 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport. The sports hall where the contest takes place is 1 km away from the hotel.

    Guests will be staying at Hotel CIS Paris Ravel (6 Av. Maurice Ravel, 75012 Paris). Some rooms might be made available at the CIS Paris Kellerman. Those rooms will be allocated on a first come – first served basis. More information will be shared in due time.


    Clubs that would like to attend with persons other than the members of the team (four children and two coaches) will be required to pay a fee.

    The following package price includes:

    • Accommodation from 19 to 22 September 2024
    • Full board
    • Transfers

    Full-board accommodation at the CIS Paris Ravel hotel or the CIS Paris Kellermann hotel:

    • Single room: EUR 650
    • Double room: EUR 570

    Optional extras : Tourist River boat on the Seine and picnic : EUR 50 per person

    Information regarding the other hotel options will be made available in due course. Please take note that rooms are available in limited numbers. The fees must be paid in advance by bank transfer.


    Clubs that would like to book additional nights are kindly asked to contact the Fédération française de cyclotourisme at jeunes@ffvelo.fr