DiscoverEU Inclusion

Discover and experience Europe - for everyone!

Some young people are denied the opportunity to participate carefree in European mobility programs, for example for social, psychosocial or physical reasons. This is where our complementary DiscoverEU Inclusion program comes in, which aims to enable all curious young people with a passion for exploring to travel across Europe through financial, personal and professional support.

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Currently we are still working on the final touches of DiscoverEU Inclusion and will soon publish a call at this site. However, professionals and young people are welcome to already register their interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

Questions and answers

Who is DiscoverEU Inclusion aimed at?

DiscoverEU Inclusion is aimed at

  • young people in Saxony-Anhalt who are affected by constraints in their daily lives and
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  • professionals or organizations that work with these young people.

How does DiscoverEU Inclusion help young people?

DiscoverEU Inclusion expands on the European Union's DiscoverEU program, which was launched in 2018. The original DiscoverEU program allows young people to travel across Europe for free by train, bus, or ferry with an Interrail ticket. Participants can choose their own itineraries and have the opportunity to travel for up to 30 days. The program is designed to help raise awareness of Europe's cultural diversity and strengthen European identity.

DiscoverEU Inclusion extends this offer by providing young people who cannot go on such a trip carefree or independently with the support they need. Adapted from the European Union's DiscoverEU program, DiscoverEU Inclusion enables and funds young people to take a 30-day trip across Europe on an Interrail ticket. In addition, it provides:

  • Travel in small groups
  • One supportive companion
  • 62 Euro per day per participant for accommodation, meals and the like
  • Pre- and post-workshops

Which young people are eligible to participate in DiscoverEU Inclusion?

All young people who are exactly 18 years old at the time of their trip, who live in Saxony-Anhalt and who cannot go on such a trip carefree or independently may participate in DiscoverEU Inclusion.

The list of possible obstacles to this is quite long, which is why we've listed them below. Here's a summary:

  • mental, physical, sensory, or other impairments
  • Health-related problems (such as chronic or mental illnesses)
  • Problems with the educational system or learning difficulties
  • cultural differences compared to the majority society
  • social problems
  • family problems
  • financial problems
  • experiences of discrimination
  • Living in remote or structurally weak areas

Who organizes DiscoverEU Inclusion?

DiscoverEU Inclusion is a project of GOEUROPE!, the specialist and advisory office for international and European youth work in Saxony-Anhalt. For years, we have been working to advance International Youth Work in Saxony-Anhalt. Our goal is to provide cross-border learning mobility for every young person in Saxony-Anhalt. And yes, we meant every one. Now we are pleased to be one of very few places in Germany to combine European mobility programs with the idea of inclusion.

We are supported by the European Youth Education Center Magdeburg. Cooperation partners of this project are the EUROPE DIRECT Halle and the EUROPE DIRECT Magdeburg.


The following barriers, individually or in combination, may stand in the way of participation in the original DiscoverEU program and qualify for participation in DiscoverEU Inclusion:

  • mental, physical, sensory, or other impairments
  • Health problems (such as chronic or mental illness)
  • Hindrances related to education and training systems that result in people not performing well or dropping out of those systems early
  • cultural differences from the majority society, such as those experienced by refugees, newcomers, members of a national or ethnic minority, and linguistically and culturally non-integrated people
  • Social barriers caused by adjustment difficulties, such as those caused by limited social skills, risky behavior, or alcohol and drug abuse
  • Social barriers caused by family circumstances
  • Economic barriers, such as a low standard of living, long-term unemployment, or low income
  • Hindrances related to discrimination (for example, based on age, gender, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation, disability, or overarching factors (a combination of one or more of the above grounds for discrimination is possible)
  • geographical barriers (for example, due to living in remote or rural areas, small islands, peripheral areas, urban suburbs, structurally weak areas (limited public transport, inadequate utilities)

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