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.
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.
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!
Schedule your meetings, read the Conference Conversation Starter, and plan your sessions while enjoying the landscape and scenic views.
Select your city and day of the departure to start your Go2RAIL experience to #EAIE2023.
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!
Once you know which train your fellow travellers are taking, book your ticket accordingly.
Meet with your fellow train travellers at your chosen departure city and begin making the memorable journey to #EAIE2023.
We recommend to check out the webpage www.seat61.com, which represents one of the most complete resources in this regards.
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 www.telegram.org/faq.
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.
You can download Telegram (www.telegram.org) free of charge in your Android or Apple app store on your mobile phone or as a desktop version for Mac and PC.
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.
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.
No, Go2RAIL does not offer discounts or group discounts on train tickets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).