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DiscoverEU: 15,000 free interrail tickets for 18-year-olds, applications June 12-26

The European initiative, DiscoverEU, is offering 15,000 European 18-year-olds, including 315 Greeks, tickets to travel to up to four European countries of their choice this summer. Applications can be submitted from Tuesday, June 12 (12:00 CET) until June 26 (12:00 CET).

Young people born between 2 July 1999 and 1 July 2000 are entitled to apply. The application may be submitted either individually or in groups of up to five people.

Initiative DiscoverEU initiative focuses on young people at the age of 18, an age that marks an important step towards adulthood, in which they could get a first “idea” of the European identity. The ability to travel to European countries is expected to enable them to understand the diversity of Europe, to enjoy cultural wealth and to make new friendships.

The selected participants will be part of the DiscoverEU community and will become Ambassadors of the initiative.

They will be invited to report their travel experiences on social media such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or to make a presentation at their school or in the local community.

Who can apply?

You can only 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.

As 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the young people selected to travel this year will have the opportunity to participate in the various events organised throughout Europe.

DiscoverEU website and application here

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