Receiving applications will last till may 16.
The European Commission will provide a further 20 thousand young Europeans the opportunity to travel in EU countries. Acceptance of applications began on Thursday, may 2, and will run until may 16. 18-year-old EU citizens will be able to travel in the period 1 August 2019-31 January 2020.
Travel funded under the program DiscoverEU launched last year. Have used it for about 30 thousand young people. “I hope that when they (young EU citizens – Ed.) will be part of DiscoverEU, it will inspire them to social activity… the youth – the future of Europe, and it is very important to hear their voices,” said the European Commissioner for education, culture, youth and sport Tibor Navracsics.
Apply on the website for the European Youth Portal can EU citizens born between 2 July 2000 and 1 July 2001. The application can be submitted to myself, or to travel in a group up to five people 18 years of age. Young people with disabilities can also participate – they provide not only tickets, but also additional support, for example, a ticket for a companion.
By submitting an application, you must pass a short quiz of five questions on knowledge of the European Union, the European Parliament elections that will be held in late may, as well as other EU initiatives for young people. In addition, the applicant will be asked an additional question. What the Commission did not elaborate. Based on the answers and will pick the winners. Each EU country was allocated a certain quota of tickets.
The winners will receive free tickets for a trip lasting up to 30 days. All other expenses, including accommodation, young people will have to cover themselves. Mostly it will be the train tickets, but bus or ferry are also possible. Plane tickets will be provided only in exceptional cases. To buy tickets to be an organization which will determine the European Commission.
Last year, 30 thousand tickets have filed about 180 thousand young citizens of the EU. Nearly 60 percent of them were female. In Germany there were about 34 thousand applicants to one of nearly four thousand trips.