green travelling – AEGEE-Europe | European Students' Forum AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe / European Students’ Forum) is a student organisation that promotes cooperation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. As a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines – today it counts 13 000 members, active in close to 200 university cities in 40 European countries, making it the biggest interdisciplinary student association in Europe. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:33:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Competition Winners: How would you promote sustainable travelling! /competition-winners-how-would-you-promote-sustainable-travelling/ Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:01:40 +0000 /?p=2703 In November, InterRail offered two locals the unique opportunity to win 1250€ sponsoring their project or event for their creative video or poster on how to promote sustainable travelling. After careful evaluation of many creative entries, the jury consisting of Willemijn from InterRail, Iris from the Environmental Working Group, and the Comité Directeur, has chosen the two lucky winners! Congratulations and thank you once again to InterRail for offering this opportunity!

1. AEGEE-Helsinki: “Sustainability is to Travel Green”

AEGEE-Helsinki says:

We would like to travel green whenever it is possible. Consequently, we find the competition really interesting, for it enables us to promote train travelling. This aspect, especially InterRail and using the vast track networks in Europe, is not so familiar to Finns than to other Europeans. This project would promote green travelling not just among our members but also among their friends and families. We believe that showing example to our other friends not just in AEGEE but in other parts of life would encourage them to use the train more in the future.

We are planning to organize our next Travelling Summer University in three different countries: Finland, Denmark and Sweden. Then, of course, how to travel between these three countries comes into question. We have to figure out how to travel between Denmark and Sweden, and then from Sweden to Finland. We could use the prize money for train travel from Copenhagen, Denmark to Stockholm, Sweden since there is an excellent railway connection between these cities. This way we could also emphasize the importance of choosing the green way of traveling whenever it is possible. From Stockholm to Helsinki we will travel by ferry because it is better option than flying when considering the carbon footprint.

2. AEGEE-Mannheim: “We would do anything for Green Travelling”

AEGEE-Mannheim says:

Our concept is designed to motivate participants to find the ‘greenest way’ to the Spring AGORA Rhein-Neckar. It will reward the ‘greenest travellers’ in a competition.We want to share the idea within the AEGEE network (mailing lists, Facebook, Twitter) before the EBM and AGORA and we plan to distribute the postcards during the EMB. We want to catch the network’s attention, make them aware of this very important topic.

This is the point where we want the participants to get involved themselves and suggest their own ideas on how to reach the Spring AGORA Rhein-Neckar in the ‘greenest way’. The two best ideas will be rewarded during the AGORA with 100€ each. Only those who put their ideas into reality will actually win the price money. Proofs can be videos or  photos.Furthermore we plan to invest the major part of the price money in the thematic structuring of a Green Spring AGORA in Mannheim, by using environmental friendly paper for all printings, reducing plastic waste to the minimum by making use of recyclable cups and eco-friendly packing for food.

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We will prepare signs to make the participants aware of the waste separation in Germany and its importance for society. We will actively promote Green Travelling by explaining on our webpage how people can reach Mannheim eco-friendly. We will encourage the EnWG and other reputable people or bodies to give workshops on Green Travelling and we hope to cooperate with the EnWG in all matters in order to realise an eco-friendly AGORA.

Promote sustainable travelling – win €1250 for your local! /promote-sustainable-travelling-win-e1250-for-your-local/ Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:03:06 +0000 /?p=2242 InterRail offers two locals the unique opportunity to win 1250€ for their projects or event. We would like to invite you to take part in a competition promoting sustainability
and environmental awareness offered by our partner – InterRail! The prize money can be invested in any project or event you are planning. offers train passes to Europeans to explore Europe by train.
Train travel is one of the most sustainable ways of traveling through Europe.

How can you participate?

The topic of the competition is: “Promoting Green Travelling – Sustainable Europe by 2020”.

Do you care about a sustainable future – and do you want others to get involved?
How would YOU promote sustainable travelling?

You can submit your video, poster or picture, presenting your project!

No individual entries will be accepted, only submissions from locals.

The winners will be chosen by a jury of Comité Directeur, Environmental Working group and InterRail. All ideas will be published on the Europe on Track page.



The criteria of selection are the following (by order of importance)

  • creativity and innovation of the idea
  • project or initiative you want to use the money for (just give us an idea)

Your local is only eligible for the prize if you

  • share the open call on your local’s website
  • share the picture published on AEGEE-Europe’s Facebook page and the link to the InterRail website on the Facebook page of your local.

 Deadline for submissions:

27th December 2012, 23:59 CET,
Send your ideas to
Please make sure that you mention the name of your local in the subject line!