Published: Thu, 07 November 2019
Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament and member of the European People’s Party (EPP) Sean Kelly is urging Irish young people to apply for DiscoverEU travel passes before Thursday 28th November.
“Almost 50,000 young people have been awarded a travel pass since the first application round of DiscoverEU in June 2018, which was championed by the EPP,” noted Mr. Kelly, speaking from Brussels today (Thursday).
“This project gives 18-year-olds a chance to travel across Europe, experience a variety of languages and cultures, meet people from different European countries, and see for themselves what it means to be a citizen of the European Union.
“DiscoverEU is a fantastic initiative that has become very popular among Irish young people since its conception last year, so I encourage all Irish 18-year-olds to submit their application as soon as possible.
“This is a great opportunity and an excellent way for Irish teens to get a better understanding of what is available to them as EU citizens and how to make the most of it.
“It will also empower them to enhance their linguistic skills, which will open up a lot of options for them in years to come”, he concluded.
Applications can be made from Thursday 7th November at 12:00 (CET) until Thursday 28th November 2019 at 12:00 (CET) via the following link: https://europa.eu/youth/discovereu_en