Portugal's 18-year-olds can apply for free Interrail passes

tgvThe European Commission is offering free Interrail passes to thousands of 18-year-olds in its 'DiscoverEU' initiative.

The application process started last week and runs to May 16th.

The Europe Direct Centre Algarve, hosted in the CCDR building in Faro, is part of the European Commission's network of centres supporting the initiative.

To apply, young people must have been born between 2 July 2000 and 1 July 2001, have the nationality of one of the EU Member States and have a citizen's card or passport number when filling in the online application.

Then, whoever is selected will be able to spend a month traveling and discovering Europe between August 2019 and January 2020. The cost of an Interrail pass normally is €258 and covers 31 countries.

The online application includes multiple-choice questions on the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the European Union youth initiatives and the European Parliament elections. There is also a tie-breaker question.

More than 40,000 young Europeans will have the chance to win a free pass.

In the future, the European Commission's goal is to make passes free for all young people, as a mark of reaching adulthood.

See: https://europa.eu/youth/discovereu/apply_en

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+19 #4 AL 2019-05-16 15:44
Quoting Daphne:
That has ruined so many thousands of northern EU citizens attempting "effective occupation" here in Portugal.
Not a single educated person from other EU nations that come to Portugal to live wants "effective occupation". This idea only comes from deranged people like you and a few others that keep spouting this nonsense on ADN. So do us all a favor comment on the actual article written by Ed or keep your thoughts to yourself. If can't do either, go and occupy Syria I hear it has a lovely coast line.
+21 #3 Anna Battersea 2019-05-16 03:30
Daphne, if you are not happy just ship out! I can’t stand foreigners criticising the host country but they still live there! It’s a bit like Muslims in France and elsewhere in Europe, always criticising and attacking the host nation but they come here in droves and won’t leave!
+22 #2 Darcy 2019-05-15 09:23
Daphne, as per usual you display contempt for the country that has adopted you.
You do realise that young people in Britain also have this EU scheme available to them and perhaps they will visit Portugal to see for themselves, why so many British people have chosen to live here in Portugal.
-33 #1 Daphne 2019-05-14 13:02
We must hope that some of these lucky young Portuguese return and become teachers in their homeland and having learnt about the more evolved EU on this trip, and in particular the UK; set about righting the grossly distorted narrative from 1884-1885 and 1890 taught by the currently ignorant teachers. That has ruined so many thousands of northern EU citizens attempting "effective occupation" here in Portugal.

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