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If you're 18 and a resident in an Erasmus+ Programme country, it's time to expand your comfort zone

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The application round is currently closed. There are two application rounds per year, one in spring and one in autumn. Keep an eye on this space so you can apply in the next round!

Are you 18 years old and a resident of one of the EU Member States or third countries associated to Erasmus+? Get ready to explore Europe! 

What is DiscoverEU?

DiscoverEU is an action of the Erasmus+ programme that offers you the opportunity to explore Europe’s diversity, learn about its cultural heritage and history, and connect with people from all over the continent.  

You will be offered a travel pass and travel predominantly by rail. Check out the rules for people living on islands or in remote areas.

As a selected traveller, you will receive a DiscoverEU European Youth Card for a wealth of discounts on cultural visits, learning activities, sports, local transportation, accommodation, and food.

How does it work?

To be eligible, you need to:

  • be 18 years old on the first day of the travel period;
  • complete the correct identity card (ID), passport or residence card number on the online application form;
  • be citizen or resident* 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 Türkiye. 

* For more information see the Rules section “2. Eligible applicants”

Then you will need to participate in a quiz (unless you apply as a group member).

If you have a disability or a health problem that makes your travel challenging, you will receive assistance and support. Check our FAQ C.13 to know more.

Can I travel with my friends?

Yes, you can! You can go solo or add up to 4 friends in your group provided they meet the eligibility conditions above. They will use your application code to submit their own application. Check out our FAQs B.5 to B.11 to know more.

You can also combine travel plans with other DiscoverEU travellers! The DiscoverEU Facebook Group is a good platform to do this. Join the Group now to chat with other participants.

Once you are selected, the Erasmus+ National Agencies will help you connect and learn, with the organisation of pre-departure meetings and travellers Meet-ups.

Share experiences

Selected participants automatically become DiscoverEU Ambassadors. As an ambassador, we will invite you to share your travel experiences on social media using #DiscoverEU. You may even decide to give a presentation at your school or local community.

I want to know more!

Interested in the previous application rounds? Check the DiscoverEU factsheets to read more about the action and the experiences of some of our young DiscoverEU travellers.

Europe is at your feet. Take the first step.     


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