The European Commission (EC) will distribute 60,000 train tickets for Europeans aged 18-20. Applications can be submitted from October 12 12:00 until October 26 12:00. They should cover travel in 2022, which will be the European Year of Youth. The Commission announced this in a press release on Monday.
Successful candidates can travel from March 2022 to February 2023 for a maximum of 30 days. Since it is not possible to predict how the epidemic will develop, all passengers will receive a new mobile ticket with flexible booking. The departure date may change up to the actual departure time. Mobile tickets will be valid for one year. The commission recommends that all passengers check travel restrictions on the ReopenEU portal.
Successful candidates can travel alone or in a group of up to 5 people (all of whom must be of a specified age). In order to contribute to sustainable travel and thus support the Green Europe Agreement, DiscoverEU participants will travel primarily by rail. However, in order not to prevent them from moving freely across the continent, they would also be able to use other means of transportation, for example. Buses, ferries or (in exceptional cases) air transport. This will also give young people who live in remote areas or islands an opportunity.
A number of tickets are allocated to each Member State according to its population relative to the total population of the European Union. –