Eurail Group Announces Fourth European Rails of Peace Project

By Eurail Group G.i.e., PRNE
Monday, July 5, 2010

Selected Students From Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia are Travelling This Summer With InterRail

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, July 6, 2010 - Eurail Group G.I.E. is partnering for the fourth time with the 'European
Rails of Peace Project' organised by the Glocal Forum in Italy. This joint
programme was made possible by the Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility* and
aims to promote peace in the Balkans and free youth mobility within Europe.

More than 150 young citizens from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia
have been selected on the basis of their age (18-25). This year, 21 of these
students originating from the Balkans were granted a complimentary InterRail
Global Pass valid for 22 days of unlimited train travel across Europe. The
project has just started at the University of Rome where the group will
attend a series of workshops for six days (whereby national identity,
cultural heritage and the role of the media are topics on the agenda). Once
the workshops have finished, the youths are encouraged to travel around
Europe with InterRail and it's hoped that this will contribute to
inter-ethnic dialogue and understanding.

Eurail Group and the Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility are committed to
explore and expand opportunities to support less privileged youngsters
throughout Europe. "The InterRail experience has been a tool for
understanding and respecting other cultures for decades, thus the ideal
platform for encouraging peace within the Balkans", explains Ana Dias e
Seixas, Eurail Group's Marketing Director, "and, we intend to broaden our
scope to include other nationalities in this programme during the coming

The InterRail Global Pass, valid in 30 participating countries, enables
travellers to enjoy the diversity of Europe's rail offerings. Rail travel
provides a uniquely 'interactive' experience and each passing mile can
develop a stronger sense of individual freedom. 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.

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Eurail Group corporate website and press room:

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Editors Notes

Eurail Group is a non-profit cooperation of thirty European railway
companies and shipping lines and, has managed the popular InterRail product
range since 2007. For more information about the Eurail Group or where to
purchase your Rail Pass, please consult

Glocal Forum is a non-profit organization devoted to peace building and
development through a decentralised approach to international cooperation.

*The Council of Europe and the International Union of Railways (UIC)
conceived the Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility. For more information visit:

Press Contacts: Ana Dias e Seixas & Ellie Kingswell, email: pressinfo at, +31-(0)30-850-0125

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