Kilkenny 18-year-olds offered free train travel across Europe next Summer
KILKENNY 18-year-olds are being offered free youth Interrail tickets that will allow them to travel around Europe by train for free next Summer.
The move follows the success of a pilot scheme run by the European Commission.
The aim of the scheme is to get young people interested in connecting with Europe.
From today until December 11, anyone aged 18 in Kilkenny has have the opportunity to enter the European Commission competition for a free travel pass.
Winning applicants will have the opportunity to travel around Europe by train between April 15 and October 31 next year.
Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune said: “I am delighted that more tickets are being made available so that young Irish people can discover Europe.
“There is so much to learn across Europe and a scheme such as this is very welcome in helping young people as they learn and develop.”
For this round, the Commission is encouraging people who have special needs or face social challenges to apply.
For people with special needs, the Commission has said it will cover the necessary costs of special assistance.