As you might have heard, a new initiative for young people has been launched under the name #DiscoverEU and the application is closing soon.

What is DiscoverEU? 

DiscoverEU is an initiative of the European Commission allowing around 15,000 young people to receive a free Interrail pass for this summer.

This is a chance to experience freedom of movement, understand better Europe’s diversity, enjoy its cultural richness, make new friends, and ultimately, discover yourself. On top of it, with 2018 being the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the journey promises to be even better! The journey will be connected to at least one European Cultural Heritage sites that you can select when applying.

You will be mostly travelling by rail. This means that you will be blown-away by the endless variety of towns and stunning landscapes that our continent has to offer. To ensure a wide access across the continent, the travel pass will also offer alternatives, such as buses or ferries.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you:

  • are 18 years old on 1 July 2018 (born between 2 July 1999 and 1 July 2000 included);
  • have the nationality of one of the 28 Member States of the European Union;
  • fill in your ID or passport number on the online application form;
  • start your journey in one of the EU 28 Member States;
  • plan to start your travel between 9 July and 30 September 2018;
  • plan to travel between 1 day and up to 30 days inclusive;
  • plan to travel to at least 1 and up to 4 foreign country destinations within the EU;
  • are willing to become a DiscoverEU Ambassador.

You can apply as an individual or as a group (max. 5 people). For groups, a group leader should be appointed.

When and how to apply?

The application round is open online from 12 June at 11:00 (UK time) to 26 June 2018 at 11:00 (UK time). Firstly, you will need to provide your personal data (including passport number) and give more details about the trip you are planning to make. Secondly, you will have to answer 5 quiz questions linked to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage and EU youth initiatives targeting young people.

More details about Discover EU

Official DiscoverEU site:

Frequently Asked Questions