15,000 travel passes up for grabs to explore the EU this summer

Applications are now open for 15,000 young Europeans (aged 18 on 1 July 2018) to get a ticket to discover Europe from 9 July 2018 until the end of October 2018. Every EU Member State has been allocated a number of travel passes, based on population size – about 140 for Ireland. Young people will be able to travel as individuals or as part of a group of up to five people for a period of 1 to 30 days taking in 1 to 4 EU countries. As a general rule they will travel by rail. However, in exceptional cases, participants will be allowed to use alternative transport modes, such as buses or ferries, or, exceptionally, planes. A second application round for a further 5,000 tickets will take place in autumn 2018.

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