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 30 September 2022! Our team will contact 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 from 12/10/2021 to 26/10/2021 and offer new chances to win one of the 60.000 travel passes! Continue to follow our social media channels in the meantime, in particular our #DiscoverEU Official Facebook Group - 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! DiscoverEU is proud to be part of the European Year of Rail 2021.

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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