Wow, what a great idea!
"EU plans to give free Interrail pass to every 18-year-old in Europe on their birthday" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/interrail-passes-free-eu-parliament-debate-europe-train-tickets-a7339466.html
"... Such a programme would give all young people, regardless of their social or educational background, the opportunity to discover Europe’s diversity, and promote Interrail travel as a pragmatic way of reducing Europe’s carbon footprint." http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-%2f%2fEP%2f%2fTEXT%2bOQ%2bO-2016-000117%2b0%2bDOC%2bXML%2bV0%2f%2fEN&language=EN
This is awesome, and I wish they did this when I turned 18 :)