Young, passionate travellers will have a chance to explore Europe and discover what happens in the regions on a month-long adventure across the continent with the Road Trip Project.
The Road Trip Project is an initiative of the European Commission (DG REGIO). Two teams of four travellers each will be selected to embark on a mini-van journey through Europe in September. The teams will follow different routes. One team will go from Finland to the Canary Islands, while the other will go from Ireland to Cyprus, covering dozens of countries along the way. They will explore EU-supported projects and activities in different regions, and - above all - meet locals and dive into different cultures across Europe.
How to get involved?
Participation in the road trip itself is reserved for young Europeans with a keen interest to learn more about what it means to be European. However, the entire adventure will be documented online, so anyone can follow and live along the twists and turns of the journey.
Apply to be one of the lucky travellers
EU citizens or legal residents aged 18-30 can apply to participate. Each team will have a video maker, a copywriter, a photographer and a presenter, so experience or passion in any of these areas is a definite plus.
The application period is open until 24 July. To complete an application, follow the steps outlined here.
The winners will be selected in August. After a preparatory training in Brussels on 23-28 August, the teams will hit the road and travel between 29 August and 29 September.
Follow the journey
During the road trip, the teams will document their travels and share highlights on the Road Trip Project website and social media (#roadtriproject).
Through these updates, highlights and tips, you can follow the journey and discover what Europe has to offer. Who knows, maybe the travellers will even stop by in your town, or perhaps you'll pick up some other tips for your own inspiration.
In addition to the online content, the road trippers will share some of their experiences in person during the European Week of Regions and Cities (7-10 October) in Brussels. In case you'll participate in the #EURegionsWeek too, have a look also at our #EURegionsWeek activities - and see you there!
Check these links to keep track of the journey: