The Peace Light of Bethlehem is a program inaugurated in Austria in 1986 as part of a charitable relief mission for handicapped children and people in need. It has gone to more than 20 countries in Europe, as well as the Americas. Since Austria joined the European Union (1995), the Austrian Member of the European Parliament Paul Rübig initiated the tradition to bring the Peace Light of Bethlehem to Strasbourg to hand the flame over to the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the city itself.
So the wikipedia. I`ve started to take this series back in 2012 and it is still being ongoing. We carried the light and visited about twenty different locations per one day. Light is carried by runners, scouts and singers to orphanary, churches, civic authorities, convents and retirement homes.