We are on the road!

Dino, member of the ERSTE Foundation Team and Ivan, volunteer activist from Serbia set  off this morning at 5 am from Vienna on their bicycles on a 1,600 km roundtrip, travelling for 15 days and promoting the ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration 2011 on 10 information sessions in 10 different cities of the region: Bratislava, Pecs, Osijek, Vukovar, Brcko, Belgrade, Pancevo, Timisoara, Szeged and Budapest.

For the two amateur bikers who never cycled for more than 100km, this enormous mileage is an intimidating challenge. By facing this challenge, we want to help motivate all those who face social integration challenges in their environments to get in contact with us and compete for the Award!

All of you who work on social integration, whether in NGOs, public institutions, media etc, are warmly invited to meet us face to face on the information sessions and to cycle part of the Tour with us!

To follow Dino and Ivan we have created a daily journal with impressions and pictures from each city. You can follow it here.