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What is DiscoverEU?

Connecting young people with Europe


DiscoverEU is an EU initiative offering young people the opportunity to travel Europe. The aim is to help Europe’s youth connect with the European identity and raise awareness of the core values of the European Union through travel.

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What is DiscoverEU?

Discover EU is an initiative of the European Union which offers young Europeans the opportunity to travel across Europe by train. Funded by the European Parliament, the project aims at supporting 18-year-olds to become more independent, develop soft skills and embrace European values.   


How does it work?

In general there are 2 rounds per year, each consisting of an equal amount of travellers. Participants must travel by train over a period of 5 to 6 months each round. Awarded travellers are offered the choice between a flexible and a fixed travel option. Over 95% of the participants opt for the flexible option, that is the Interrail Global Pass.


DiscoverEU boosts the ideal of European integration while promoting rail as a climate-friendly mode of transport connecting people across Europe, values that are shared by Eurail.


If you want to know more about DiscoverEU, read our FAQ's or the visit the European Youth Portal

Family&Friends Promotion

Have you been awarded a DiscoverEU Interrail Pass? Interrail offers you the opportunity to purchase Interrail Global Passes (also available as a mobile Pass!) for your friends and family with a 10% discount to travel with you.


To request your discount code, please contact

COVID-19 updates

If you are one of the DiscoverEU participants and your travel plans have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit:

What is the experience like?

The experience and skills gained during a DiscoverEU journey can be unforgettable. In our eMagazine's DiscoverEU Testimonials, previous participants share their most memorable moments and give advice for anyone thinking of taking part in the future. (In English only.)

Embark on an adventure like no other


Over the last 40 years, Interrailers have enjoyed a unique travel experience associated with adventure, freedom and flexibility.


Interrail creates a gateway to the geographical, historical, and cultural richness of Europe. Rail travel allows both new travellers and seasoned adventurers to immerse themselves in the different cultural fabrics that make Europe such an exciting place to explore.

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