DIRTT project midterm dissemination: trail builder competencies & certification

24 May 2024 | die Stadtgalerie, Mödling, Austria

We’re thrilled to announce there will be a DIRTT project mid-term dissemination event as an add-on (or to book separately) to the IMBA Europe Summit program on Friday the 24th of May.

The DIRTT program is specifically designed for people working in the trail building & management sector. The program starts with a brief overview of the DIRTT project, followed by a presentation of the key findings of the latest EU trail sector survey by Edinburgh Napier University. After the plenary sessions, the program continues with workshops and round table discussions about the upcoming trail builder competency framework and corresponding assessment and certification model.

This is a unique opportunity for trail builders & managers across Europe to give input, share your opinion and discuss with colleagues what a European certification model should look like and how certification could be even aligned on a transatlantic level. The DIRTT project consortium recently visited the US for an exchange with the NWACC Trail Technician Program which has been partially based on the DIRTT curriculum.

Tickets can be purchased below and include coffee & lunch. The DIRTT mid-term dissemination event is supported by the Erasmus + Programme.


  • 09.00 – 09.30: Opening and introduction to the program
  • 09.30 – 10.15: The 2024 Trail Builder Sector Survey, presented by Edinburgh Napier University
  • 10.15 – 10.30: Break
  • 10.30 – 12.00: Trail Builder Certification competencies and job profiles
    • Work groups to discuss key competenties and job qualifications
  • 12.00 – 13.00: Lunch
  • 13.00 – 14.30: Round table discussion: Trail building tutor / assessor and EU certification session
  • 15.00 – 18.00: Group rides (optional)
  • 18.00 – 20.00: Post Ride ‘Burger & Beer’