Pentecost 1961. Playfield Europe. After World War II just back in order. People go ‘over the border’ again. One camper: Edy Fritsch from Luxembourg, organizes, in Remich (LU), the first Europe Rally. He decides, together with his camping friends from England, France, Germany and Belgium, on an annual event. At Whitsun. Each time in a different country. Organized by campers from that country. Purpose: To establish friendships throughout Europe. Encouraged by the Europe Rally Committee. Edy Fritsch was president from 1961 to 1993. He passed away in 2008. His motto lives on: “The Europe of the people begins with the campers …”