Our team

We are a group of students from various fields of study and from all parts of Germany. Many of us went abroad with Erasmus or travelled through Europe using Interrail. We came back as enthusiastic Europeans. At the same time we have the feeling that too little is being done at the European level for climate protection. The European Green Deal is only worthwhile if the European programmes themselves become more sustainable. That is why we founded Erasmus by Train e.V. in January 2020.

Carl, 23, Berlin

“Travelling by train means making the journey to your goal and, in passing, setting an example for the climate.

Felix, 24, Hamburg

Travelling by train is not only a way of getting around – it also allows me to rediscover the journey to my destination.

Hannah, 23, Mülheim a.d.R.

“Travelling by train allows me to see all of Europe without much effort.

Jonathan, 26, Bonn

Travel, experiencing Europe’s diversity and environmental protection must not remain contradictory.

Lennart, 25, Chemnitz

“You can travel by train from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, so you can also cross Europe.”

Merle, 26, Berlin

“Let’s tackle and think climate protection and European solidarity together – before the train has left the station.” (the pun works better in German)

Oliver, 22, Berlin

“CO2 emissions, species extinction, droughts – as a natural scientist I can only say: Of course we have problems! Only together can we tackle them!”

Simon, 26, Zurich

“It is such a joy to travel through Europe by train. What easier way to reduce our footprint could there be?”

Tatjana, 23, Lund

Are you smart take the train, not the plane. It’s good for the climate and gives courage to Europe.