What is DiscoverEU?
DiscoverEU is an initiative of the European Union that gives you the opportunity to discover Europe through learning experiences. Travelling predominantly by rail (there are exceptions to allow those living on islands or in remote areas), you will discover Europe’s stunning landscapes and its variety of cities and towns. Young people can apply during the two application rounds which take place each year. Successful applicants are awarded with a travel pass.
As an 18-year-old citizen of the European Union, DiscoverEU offers you the opportunity to participate in a travel experience that will enable you to take advantage of the freedom of movement throughout the European Union, explore the diversity of Europe while travelling, learn about European cultural heritage and history, and connect with people from all over the continent. Furthermore, DiscoverEU enables you, as a young person, to develop life skills of value to your future, such as independence, confidence, and openness to other cultures.
When is the next round?
Almost 50 000 young people have been awarded a travel pass since the first application round in June 2018. Another round will take place between Thursday 7 November 2019 at 12:00 (CET) and Thursday 28 November 2019 at 12:00 (CET). An ‘Apply Now’ button will appear on this page on D-Day!
To be eligible, you need to:
Have been born between 1 January 2001 (included) and 31 December 2001 (included);
Have the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union at the time of the award decision;
Complete the correct ID or passport number on the online application form.
Then you will need to participate in a quiz (unless you apply as a group member).
If you are selected, you can travel for a period of minimum 1 day and up to 30 days between 1 April 2020 and 31 October 2020.
Note that if you have a disability or a health problem that makes your trip challenging, you will receive assistance and support to help you take part in DiscoverEU. Check our FAQ C.19 to know more.
I want to know more!
Interested in the previous application rounds? Check the DiscoverEU factsheet to read more about the initiative and the experiences of some of our young DiscoverEU travellers.
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