One hundred entertainers, artists, journalists and politicians have signed an open letter backing an ambitious European project that aims to give citizens a free Interrail voucher on their 18th birthday.
Berliners Vincent-Immanuel Herr and Martin Speer, who founded #FreeInterrail, released an open letter on Monday as part of a public appeal to pressure the European Commission and Council to prioritise it in the next multi-annual budget framework.
The letter’s 100 signatories include German actors Daniel Brühl and Til Schweiger, as well as former Vice Chancellors Joschka Fischer of Germany and Erhard Busek of Austria.
Its release comes a month after the European Commission agreed to set aside €12 million to fund the youth mobility scheme.
Posted by: Katrin Schauer