DiscoverEU is a community of young 18-years-old travelers that focuses on preparing their travel journeys, sharing their stories while or after traveling or providing tips and suggestions to other young travelers. As such, it works primarily through their official Facebook group. It was born under the initiative of the European Commission, and it is now available to get through on the European Youth Portal.
DiscoverEU is an initiative of the European Union based on a proposal from the European Parliament, which aims at offering young people aged 18 years old a travel experience that will enable them to take advantage of the freedom of movement in the European Union, discover the diversity of Europe while traveling, learn about European cultural heritage and history, connect with people from all over the continent and ultimately discover themselves.
Under this initiative, the European Commission is going to select at least 60 000 young people meeting the eligibility criteria described below. The application period will be open on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 12:00 (CEST) until Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 12:00 (CEST).
The European Commission will provide the awarded young people with travel passes to explore the European Union between 1 March 2022 and 28 February 2023 for a maximum period of one month.
The application round to the DiscoverEU initiative is open through a specific online application form on the European Youth Portal.
For more information, see the official DiscoverEU page.
As part of the initiative, October 2021 is the month for a Photo and Video Contest.
The theme for October is ‘DiscoverEU is back’ to celebrate the new application round that will start on 12 October. In other words, it’s time to share your greatest travel memories captured on camera!
Here are the rules:
Ready to be part of DiscoverEU?