(03 May 2018) – DiscoverEU, a new initiative from the European Union, will offers 18 year old EU citizens the opportunity to discover their continent during this summer.
With a budget of EUR 12 million in 2018, this action, based on a proposal from the European Parliament, is expected to give 15,000 young people the opportunity to travel around Europe this summer in order to discover the continent’s rich cultural heritage, get in touch with other people, learn from other cultures and as such discover what unites Europe.
Participants can travel up to 30 days and can visit between 1 and 4 foreign destinations. In an application round to select the first 15,000 travellers, those interested will need to apply over a two-week period in the month of June 2018 via the European Youth Portal.
Applicants must be 18 years old on 1 July 2018, EU citizens, and prepared to travel this summer. A jury will make the final selection of the first 15,000 recipients. A second round of applications in the second half of 2018 may be organised based on the remaining budget and feedback from participants travelling this summer. More details about the initiative will be published mid-May on the European Youth Portal website.