BRUSSELS - Imagine biking through 18 different countries to fight for your rights? 'Ride For Your Rights' did it to support student mobility. And now they are looking for new members!
'Ride For Your Rights!' is a project led by Campus Europae and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and supported by the European Students' Union (ESU). Young people take their bikes and cycle across European countries to raise awareness about obstacles to student mobility and at the same time promote such opportunities to students and stakeholders.
In 2011, over 100 young people cycled 4800 km from Novi Sad (Serbia) to Saint Petersburg (Russia) thus the route took participants mainly through Eastern European countries. The Tour focused mainly on events related to the atrocities of the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Based on the success of last year, several Tours are organised in 2012, with a special focus on the Luxembourg – Brussels Tour.
2012 is a very symbolic year for European students, since they are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ERASMUS programme and at the same time debating and preparing the upcoming European programmes 2014 – 2020, such as the “Erasmus for All” programme. It will be an opportunity for the riders and partner organisations of the project to voice their opinions about the future of the Erasmus programme, while still celebrating its past successes. ESU together with Camous Europee and ESN will organise in June an official conference to conclude this event and bring all stakeholders together. More information coming soon.
More information about the project can be found on www.rideforyourrights.org.