A total of 47,700 18-year-olds will receive travel passes. Successful applicants will be able to travel alone or in groups of up to five people from March 2023 to February 2024. They will travel mainly by train, with some exceptions to allow young people who live on islands or in remote areas.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: "With DiscoverEU, 47,700 young people will soon start planning their trips across Europe and join the growing community of travelling Europeans. And because our young people want to discover the culture of the places they will visit, we also offer them a discount card for cultural activities, and we have also published themed cultural routes on the European Youth Portal. I hope this experience will be unforgettable for them."
In the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, this application round was aimed at young people born between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2004, from EU Member States and from countries associated with Erasmus+ (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey). Those selected will also be able, prior to their departure, to participate in information sessions and meetings across Europe to enhance the educational dimension of the trips. On 12 January 2022 there will be a live Q&A session on the official #DiscoverEU Facebook page where the selected candidates will be informed about their trip. A relevant fact sheet with more information is available online.
- Publication date
- 10 January 2023 (Last updated on: 10 January 2023)
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