Eurail Group G.I.E., is partnering for the sixth time with the ’European Rails of Peace Project’. The Mobility Fund by Rail for the Young and the Disadvantaged established by UIC and the Council of Europe in 1994, is a fund that enables groups of European citizens from underprivileged/disadvantaged backgrounds to enrich their lives from an educational or cultural perspective.
In the year 2009 alone, €130,000 of funding was distributed between twenty-seven organisations which helped approximately seven hundred and fifty disadvantaged youngsters to travel outside their native country. Furthermore, this year the Eurail Group has granted 26 disadvantaged students from the Balkans with a complimentary second-class InterRail Global Pass; young citizens from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia were selected based on their age (18-25), social standing, personal motivation and education.
The InterRail Pass was established at UIC in 1972 to mark its 50th anniversary. It is valid in 30 participating countries, enables travellers to enjoy the diversity of Europe’s rail network. Rail travel provides a unique ’interactive’ experience and can give the flexible traveller a new perspective on life. InterRail offers the visitor countless travel opportunities ranging from modern high speed trains to the slower local trains, thus allowing pass holders to appreciate the stunning scenery while being absorbed in the local way of life.
(Source: Eurail Group)