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Information and opportunities for young people across Europe.



Further updates

Are you one of our DiscoverEU travel pass winners from November 2019? If you’ve put your travel on hold due to COVID-19, don’t worry, we have extended the travel period until 31 August 2021. Wait until our team contacts you to guide you through the next steps! You can still Discover our EU!
For more info, click here.

Wondering about the next round of applications? If conditions across Europe allow, we will do our best to put DiscoverEU back on track in spring 2021 and offer new chances to win a travel pass! Continue to follow our social media channels in the meantime - we will keep you posted! 

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Are you 18 years old and a citizen of the European Union? Get ready to explore Europe!


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. You 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, 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.  

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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Need more information?

If you have a question about DiscoverEU, please check the responses in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. If this page does not provide the information you need, please get in contact directly with us by clicking on "Ask us!" We aim to reply to all enquiries within five working days.
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