Talking Europe

Train tickets for young people: Building a new Europe, or simply free holidays?

Summer is here in Europe, and as thoughts turn to holidays and getaways, some 15,000 18-year-olds from all around the EU are getting some good news: they've been picked to receive a free Interrail pass to allow them to discover four European countries between now and the end of September. The project is called "Discover EU" and the aim is to get young people out there discovering and better understanding their home continent.


On today’s programme we’ll be finding out more, and asking two MEPs whether these free trips hold the key to European integration, or whether they are in fact just a free holiday.

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Roxane Runel

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