20,000 travel passes available for 18-year-olds to explore Europe

Interested DiscoverEU participants have until 28 November 2019 to apply

Today, the Commission is launching a new application round for DiscoverEU travel passes, which allows participants to travel across Europe, learn about its cultural heritage, whilst developing their own knowledge and skills. All 18-year-olds in the European Union have until 28 November 2019 to apply for the opportunity to discover Europe between 1 April and 31 October 2020.

"I invite young people from every region in Europe to apply for this new chance to experience the freedom to move across our Union, to develop important skills, to discover our rich cultural heritage and to make new friends,” Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, responsible for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said.

So far, the Commission has awarded 50,000 travel passes through three application rounds for which 275,000 young people applied.The new round will allow another 20,000 young people to be part of DiscoverEU. Interested DiscoverEU participants can also take part in a number of organised meet-ups and events during their trips and receive a travel journal to write down their experiences.

Every year, DiscoverEU activities are organised around a dedicated theme related to the European Union's priorities, with this year being dedicated to  “Learning about Europe”. The theme for 2020 will be “Sustainable Green Europe”.

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