FS Italiane supports the International Festival of Journalism 2018

"Everyone back to school" is a three day event that FS dedicates to young people aged six to 18

Perugia, 15 March 2018

Young people, travel, global integrated mobility, and media literacy in the digital age at the 2018 Journalism Festival.

These are the themes with which the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group supports #ijf18 scheduled in Perugia from 11 to 15 April 2018.

For the second year in a row, the FS Group's commitment to the International Journalism Festival in Perugia is expressed through the illustration of the present and future choices for integrated, collective, and shared mobility that allows people and places to be connected across Europe.

FS Group's commitment is concretised this year over a three day event (11, 12, and 13 April) dedicated to the topic of media literacy and the ability to access, understand, and critically evaluate media by a young audience that is increasingly attracted to the digital dimension.

"Tutti a scuola" (Everyone back to School) is the theme behind interactive and participatory structured meetings organised by the Festival in collaboration with FS Italiane, aimed at girls and boys in primary, middle, and high schools throughout Italy.

The aim of the FS Group is to open a continuous and privileged dialogue with young people - who are current and future train travellers, particularly on regional trains - on the issues of digitization and citizenship and on their own travel experiences, in order to increase knowledge of responsible behaviour to be adopted on trains and deter vandalism.

Actively participating in the Festival is an opportunity to support and embody the great economy of creativity and thought.

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane is the first integrated European hub with 81 thousand employees and a rail and road-based infrastructural network of around 44 thousand kilometres. It has a capital investment of 50 billion euros, an estimated turnover of 11.2 billion euros for 2018, and an investment prospect of 108 billion euros over ten years. The 2.3 billion vehicles that annually travel 64.5 billion kilometres over roads and motorways run by Anas are thus added to the traffic managed by the Group: it has circa 750 million passengers per year on rail (of which 150 abroad), 290 million by road (130 abroad), and 50 million tons of freight.

The Trenitalia road show in Italy’s main Piazzas with its presentation of their new regional Rock and Pop trains for commuters all over Italy, the acquisitions of Qbuzz in the Netherlands and Trainose in Greece, together with the transfer of the Anas shares, are just some of the new initiatives that make the FS Italiane Group the first integrated rail and road hub in Europe.