Got a wannabe adventurer in the house?
Young Irish people have been invited to apply for a month’s free travel across Europe, allowing them to take off and see the sights on the cheap this summer.
With 35,000 travel passes on offer Europe-wide, all of which can be used for up to 30 days between June 2023 and September 2024, applications for the latest round of the DiscoverEU scheme are now open and will run until Wednesday, March 29th.
“This a fantastic opportunity for 17 and 18-year-olds to help cut the cost of their travel plans,” said Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune, who is urging Cork youngsters to apply.
“DiscoverEU gives young people from all backgrounds the chance to travel around the continent, predominantly by train, discovering new cultures and building new friendships.
“It is an important investment in a young generation who have faced unprecedented challenges in recent years. Many of those who have used the scheme in the past say it boosted their independence and self-confidence.”
“There is also an environmental bonus, as it introduces young people to the possibilities of green travel,” added Clune.
To be eligible applicants must be born between July 1st, 2004 and June 30th, 2005. Full details and an online application form can be found here.