European Commission to Provide Free Rail Passes to 60,000 Young European Citizens


The European commission has announced that, around 60,000 young people of Europe between the age group of 18 years to 20 yeas are going to be provided with the free travel rail passes all thanks to the DiscoverEU, that has been an initiative responsible for giving the opportunity for discovering the European Union through the experiences of learning.

According to the reports, the applications for the free rail passes are opened from 12th October 2021, and they are going to be closed two weeks later 26th October 2021, and this application has been open for all the young citizens of Europe that were born between the 1st of July 2001 to 31st December 2021.

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Research, Culture, Innovation, Youth and Education said, in the spirit of the European Commission that has been designating the 2022 as the European Year of Youth, as the DiscoverEU has been back, and bigger than ever, along with the new opportunities for the young people of the continent for the purpose of taking a train, extending their learning, enriching the experiences, widening their horizons, and also meeting new fellow European people while travelling by train from March 2022.

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The European Commission also said, every European Union member country has been allocated a particular number of the travel passes, that has been based on the population of the country, as a proportion of the total population of the European Union.