On the 1st March, the European Commission has taken first steps to implement the European Parliament’s proposal for a “Free Interrail pass for Europeans turning 18” by adopting a financing decision: it has allocated €12 million for 2018 and an estimated 20,000-30,000 young people are expected to benefit of it!
This action meets perfectly the EU’s ambitions to promote learning mobility, active citizenship, social inclusion and solidarity of all young people. Moreover, it’s an interesting opportunity for young people to enjoy a travel experience that would help foster their European identity, reinforce common European values and promote the discovery of European sites and cultures.
In fact, as the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: “It is important that we offer all our young people the opportunity to broaden their horizons by experiencing other countries. Education is not only about what we learn in the classroom, but what we discover about the cultures and traditions of our fellow Europeans.”
There’s a great way to learn about different cultures, languages, traditions, values and experiences. It’s the same way that promotes social inclusion and broadens educational horizons far beyond the classroom. IT’S TRAVELLING!
More info at the link: http://europa.eu/!Cp98dv