Are you 18 years old? Would you like to explore Europe? Then you are the perfect candidate to apply for a new European Union initiative to be officially launched shortly.
In June 2018 the European Commission is selecting up to 15.000 enthusiastic young people to be the lucky recipients of a travel pass to discover Europe.
Applicants must be 18 years old (and not yet 19) at the time of application and have the nationality of one of the EU countries. You can travel up to maximum 30 days and visit up to 4 different country destinations. Moreover, there is the possibility to travel either individually or as a group
For the most part you will travel by rail. Travel scenery on European trains can be stunning. It provides an ever-changing, endlessly entertaining variety of towns and landscapes that help you discover and better understand the diversity of Europe.
In order to ensure the widest possible access, the travel pass will also offer, where necessary, alternative modes of transport including buses or ferries, taking into account environmental, time and distance considerations. In exceptional cases and when no other transport means are available, travel by plane will be permitted.
Those interested need to apply in June 2018 over a two week period (details to be released soon). Final selection will be carried out via the European Youth Portal, where applicants will be asked to complete an online application form and enter the competition.
More information on the rules and guidelines of the initiative will be published in May 2018 on the section “travelling” of the European Youth Portal. Information will also be disseminated through the European Youth Facebook page and the European Youth twitter account.