DiscoverEU, Europe travel vouchers for young people
DiscoverEU is an action of the Erasmus+ programme that gives you the opportunity to discover Europe through learning experiences. Travelling by rail , you will discover Europe’s stunning landscapes and its variety of cities and towns.
DiscoverEU is an action of the Erasmus+ programme 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 resident of the European Union or of one of the third countries associated to the Erasmus+ Programme like Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey, DiscoverEU offers you the opportunity to participate in a travel experience that will enable you to explore Europe’s diversity, learn about its 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.
As of the first application round of 2022, the selected participants will receive a DiscoverEU discount card with discounts on cultural visits, learning activities, sports, local transportation, accommodation, food etc.
More than 130 000 young people have been awarded a travel pass since the first application round in June 2018. Another round will take place between Tuesday 11 October 2022 and Tuesday 22 October 2022. An ‘Apply Now’ button will appear on this page on D-Day!
To be eligible, you need to:
be born between 1 July 2003 (included) and 30 June 2004 (included);
complete the correct identity card (ID), passport or legal residence card number on the online application form;
be legally resident, at the time of the selection decision, of one of the following countries:
- one of the Member States of the European Union including Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) or
- one of the third countries associated to the Erasmus+ programme: Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey.
If you are selected, you can travel for a period of minimum 1 day and up to 30 days between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023. Note that if you have a disability or a health problem that makes your travel challenging, you will receive assistance and support to help you take part in the action. Check our FAQ to know more.
Are you too young to participate in this round? Don’t worry! There will be a round in autumn as well as in spring every year.
Today, the Commission launched the 2024 call for proposals under Erasmus+, the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. With a budget of €4.3 billion for next year, Erasmus+ will continue to support transnational experiences of school pupils, students in higher education and vocational education and training. The programme also offers opportunities to […]
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