Join fellow green travellers on your way to #EAIE2023

Do you want to make your trip to Rotterdam this September an unforgettable experience? Travel by train and connect with other participants on your journey.

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Our commitment

The EAIE Conference and Exhibition in Rotterdam will bring together the international education community from all over the world, providing valuable networking, learning, and partnership opportunities. The EAIE is committed to reducing the environmental impact of such a large event by partnering with Go2RAIL and CANIE. As thousands of professionals will travel to Rotterdam this September, we encourage those who can to travel by train – a social, low-carbon and comfortable way to start your #EAIE2023 experience.

Why join?

Be a trailblazer

Sustainable internationalisation is a top priority in our sector, and the change starts with you. Join the travel green movement and set an example for the rest of our community.

Connect & share

Start your #EAIE2023 experience on your train journey to Rotterdam with fellow participants. Make connections ahead of the conference, share stories, and spend a few hours in good company!

Prepare for the week ahead

Schedule your meetings, read the Conference Conversation Starter, and plan your sessions while enjoying the landscape and scenic views.

How does it work?

City & day of departure!

Select your city and day of the departure to start your Go2RAIL experience to #EAIE2023.

Say "hello"

Check your inbox. A Telegram group of fellow travellers departing from the same city and day as you is waiting for you. Introduce yourself and align on which seats to book!

Book your train ticket!

Once you know which train your fellow travellers are taking, book your ticket accordingly.

Start your journey

Meet with your fellow train travellers at your chosen departure city and begin making the memorable journey to #EAIE2023.

The 33rd Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition will take place 26–29 September in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, bringing together the global international education community under one roof. In recent years, the EAIE has been working towards a more sustainable EAIE ecosystem. By joining forces with Go2RAIL, as well as CANiE and their #TravelwithCANIE initiative, we hope to create a community of green travellers together. Rotterdam is an international travel hub and part of a well-connected network of railways. Choose a greener way to travel to #EAIE2023 and make some new friends on the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find more info on how to plan my trip by train?

We recommend to check out the webpage, which represents one of the most complete resources in this regards.

Will people know my telephone number over Telegram?

No. Neither party will see another's phone number (unless this is permitted by your privacy settings). This is similar to the case when you message a person who you've met in a Telegram group. More info on

Why do you use Telegram and not WhatsApp?

We use the Telegram app because your data will be more protected and your phone number will not be shared publicly with others in the group. Once Go2RAIL sorts you into your travel group, it is up to you and your travel buddies, how you want to continue communicating.

How can I download Telegram?

You can download Telegram ( free of charge in your Android or Apple app store on your mobile phone or as a desktop version for Mac and PC.

Will my information stay private?

Yes, your information will stay private and protected. Read more about how we use your data in our Privacy Policy (i.e.,

Can I opt out of the group once I am sorted in?

Yes, you can. Once you are sorted into groups and contacted through Telegram, you can always opt out and leave the group. You can also send an email to Go2RAIL and request that we erase your data immediately.

Will Go2RAIL buy tickets for us?

No, Go2RAIL will not buy your train tickets for you. Go2RAIL offers a platform for connection and facilitates the process of connecting travelers from the same departure cities.

Does Go2RAIL offer discounts?

No, Go2RAIL does not offer discounts or group discounts on train tickets.

About us

What is Go2RAIL?

Go2RAIL, as a non-profit organization, aims at fighting climate change by promoting high-speed trains as a fun, shared, and affordable travel mode choice amongst international students. Coherently with our aim of making train tickets more affordable, we reinvest the yearly generated profit in our business to do so.

What is EAIE?

The EAIE is the European centre for knowledge, expertise and networking in the internationalisation of higher education. We are one community, working together to drive responsible international higher education now and in the future.

What is CANiE?

CANiE is a volunteer grassroots initiative formed by international education practitioners from around the world who see the need for our sector to step up and act on climate. CANiE serves as a platform to bring the sector together to act as a catalyst for action.

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Who is behind the project?

Go2Rail Founders

Guido Martinolli

I’m currently finishing up my PhD in HR Psychology at the University of Valencia and working as Product Analyst at Flix. Erasmus Mundus alumnus and previous re-elected program representative for the EMJMD in WOP Psychology.

Nicola Amoriello

I’m currently working as back-end developer at Musixmatch. Alumnus in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bologna.

Nicola La Palombara

I’m currently working as a PhD fellow in Logistics and Optimizations at Université Gustave Eiffel. Alumnus in Management Engineering at the University of Bologna.

Gianluca Vanni

I’m currently working as Investment Banking vice president at QInvest. Alumnus in Finance at the Bocconi University.

Valerio Massaro

I’m currently working as a Research Fellow in cyber security at the University of Bologna. Alumnus in Informatic Engineering at the University of Bologna

Carlotta Storchi

I graduated at the University of Bologna in a master course promoted in collaboration with EIT Climate KIC, combining the technical knowledge of environmental engineering and climate change related topics.

Matt Tips

I’m currently working at KU Leuven as Policy Advisor for International Policy and for Sustainability, through the "Green Erasmus" project. Besides I’m Board Member at IROICA (i.e., European Network of International Relations Officers), were I now hold the position of Sustainability Officer, after being 7 years President.

CANiE Founders

Daniel Ponce-Taylor

Daniel is the Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships Director at IOI, Daniel Ponce-Taylor has been a keen supporter and advocates for the implementation of the UN SDGs as a framework to assess and evaluate the global impact of EA and international education. He is the co-chair of the NAFSA Sustainability MIG and a member of the CANIE leadership team (European Chapter).

Margherita Pasquini

Margherita Pasquini is the Study Abroad Coordinator at Università Cattolica, Milan where she has worked for 14 years in different positions. She's an active member of CANIE and part of the Europe Chapter Leadership Team.