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The second edition of "Ride for your Rights!" consisted of a different approach to our original ways. Having consulted all our partners and participants, we chose to have multiple, simultaneous events, instead of one long tour.

The time was also chosen carefully. All these tours took place at the time when the EU was celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Erasmus program, probably the most cherished EU-wide example of cooperation, which has allowed for hundreds of thousands of students to take a part of their studies abroad, coming in contact with different people, different cultures, and experience the European diversity.

Our goal was to organise a tour that would gather a large number of active young people and ride through the heart of the European Union, loudly claiming their rights as European citizens. We would start by showing our accomplishments from the first edition, and end with a conference that would focus on the challenges that student mobility faces today.

To this end, we counted on the help of our supporters and held exhibits at the Council of Europe and at the European Parliament. We conveyed our message and contributed to the discussions over the European Union budget for 2014-2020 and the new mobility framework of the EU - YES Europe (formerly known as Erasmus4all).

Once again, we allowed many students to join us and make their voices heard, giving them a chance to experience European diversity in a unique way - by cycling, visiting, interacting and participating in the project.

With the help of so many partners spread across the continent, we were able to have not just one, but four events in different corners of Europe - Poland, Portugal and Kosovo saw the "Ride for your Rights!" colours rolling by, as well.

As our community grows larger, our motivation grows stronger. Everyone involved in "Ride for your Rights!" will continue to work for student mobility, to allow all young Europeans to travel, experience, learn and build their own common future.

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