Are you 18 years old? Are you up for an adventure?
If yes, get ready to explore Europe by joining DiscoverEU, a European Union initiative giving young people the opportunity to travel around Europe.
100.480 young citizens applied during the first application round in June 2018 and at least 15.000 young people were awarded the travel passes.
During the second application round, which will take place from Thursday 29 November at 12:00 (CET) to Tuesday 11 December at 12:00 (CET), at least 12 000 young people will be given the opportunity to travel across Europe.
For the most part you will be travelling by rail, allowing you to take in the endless variety of towns and stunning landscapes that our continent has to offer.
To ensure access to European citizens across the continent, the travel pass will also offer alternatives such as buses or ferries. In exceptional cases, and when no other transport means are available, travel by plane will be permitted. This will ensure that young people living in remote areas or on islands also have a chance to take part.
Europe’s cultural heritage comes in many shapes and forms. Visit the European Capital of Culture for example (do you know which two cities are the European Capitals of Culture in 2018?). You could go to one of the many festivals or arts performances. Or maybe you prefer wandering around museums or going on a trip to a natural park? There is so much to discover!
Why not seize this chance to experience freedom of movement, better understand Europe’s diversity, enjoy its cultural richness, make new friends and ultimately, discover yourself.
You can only apply if you:
If awarded, you can only travel if you:
|Note: If you travelled with DiscoverEU under the first 2018 application round, then you are not eligible to apply for this round.|
Young people with special needs are welcome to participate in DiscoverEU. They will be helped with information and tips, and costs of special assistance (accompanying person, dog for visually impaired applicants, etc.) might be covered.
The application round will take place from Thursday 29 November at 12:00 (CET) to Tuesday 11 December at 12:00 (CET).
You will need to provide your personal data and give more details about how you will prepare for your trip. You will have to answer 5 multiple choice quiz questions on European culture and diversity as well as on EU youth initiatives targeting young people. Finally, you will have to answer the subsidiary question, which will allow the European Commission to rank the applicants in case there are too many applications. Practically, in order to start your application, you will have to click on the “Apply now” button which will be displayed in the top right corner of this page once the application period starts.
For more information visit the official website of #DiscoverEU!!!!!!!!!