Around 20,000 more 18-year-old Europeans are to receive a travel pass which will allow them to travel through Europe freely as part of the DiscoverEU programme. The programme is an informal travel experience for young individuals or small groups, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. It gives young Europeans a chance to learn about European cultural heritage and diversity, to connect with other young people and to explore their European identity.
The initiative was launched in June 2018, following a proposal from the European Parliament for a Preparatory Action with a budget of €12 million in 2018. The initiative is a recurring programme. Participants will be able to travel between 1 August 2019 and 31 January 2020 for up to 30 days.