DiscoverEU offers 15,000 people to explore Europe's cultural diversity
Until 26 June, (12:00 CEST) young European people can apply for a ticket giving them the opportunity to discover their continent from July 2018 until the end of October 2018.
Until 26 June, (12:00 CEST) young European people can apply for a ticket giving them the opportunity to discover their continent from July 2018 until the end of October 2018. Applicants must be 18 years old on 1 July 2018, EU citizens and prepared to travel this summer.
DiscoverEU will enable them to better understand Europe's diversity, enjoy its cultural richness, make new friends and get a sense of their European identity.
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: "DiscoverEU offers an excellent opportunity to young people to explore Europe through a personal journey in a way that no book or documentary can. I am confident that this experience will make a positive change - for the young people participating and for the communities they visit. What we are launching tomorrow is an opportunity for 15,000 unforgettable European stories, to be followed by many more later this year and beyond."
Under this new EU initiative, young people will be able to travel as individuals or as a group of maximum five people. As a general rule they will be travelling by rail. However, to ensurewide access across the continent, participants can, in special cases, use alternative transport modes, such as buses or ferries, or, exceptionally, planes. This will ensure that young people living in remote areas or on islands part of the EU also have a chance to take part. As 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, those traveling will have the chance to participate in the many events that are being organised all over Europe.