450 Free European Train Trips on Offer to Croatia, Here's How to Apply

By 22 October 2021

October the 22nd, 2021 - Fancy some European train trips? Now you can hop aboard and do just that, and for free, thanks to a very popular EU-funded experience which is now back.

If there's one thing that the European Union (EU) does that just about everyone loves, it's the allowance of freedom of movement. Travel and tourism was sadly halted during the coronavirus pandemic, and now with the advent of the vaccine, things are beginning to resemble some form of normality as we once knew it, slowly. The much loved DiscoverEU experience is now making a very welcome return, and 450 free European train trips are on offer to youth living in the Republic of Croatia!

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, following a short break due to the global coronavirus pandemic, applications for the DiscoverEU experience, an initiative of the European Union that gives eighteen-year-olds the opportunity to travel by train around Europe for free, have reopened. As many as 60,000 tickets are being distributed as part of it, and 450 of them are available in and to Croatia.

Ticket winners from Croatia or elsewhere can travel alone or in a group with four other friends, and the trip can last for up to thirty days, allowing for a real experience of what the member states of the EU have to offer in terms of the broadening of horizons. The applications are simple to fill in and open from the 12th to the 26th of October 2021, and are done through the European Youth Portal.

This year, young people aged 19 or 20 can also apply for free European train travel via DiscoverEU in order to give them the opportunity to do what they had a right to do when they were a year or two younger, but were interrupted by the global public health crisis we've all been engulfed in.

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