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Get to Travel Across Europe with the #YOUTHopiaContest! (Deadline: 30 July)

June 9, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local, but European. Practical, but inspiring. #HotlineCohesion brings you the most interesting youth opportunities linked to EU Cohesion Policy.

Take a Picture of the EU around You!

EU Cohesion Policy is all around you. With more than 1.5 million active projects in local and regional communities, Cohesion Policy is there to be seen, experienced and “Instagrammed” ;).

This is why the AER is launching a YOUTHopia contest about the concrete results of projects funded by Cohesion Policy, with no limit on geographical location. By sharing a creative picture of a EU project, participants can win two Interrail Global tickets to travel all across Europe during Summer 2023.

Ready to point-and-shoot?

To participate in the YOUTHopia contest, participants will need to be:

  • aged between 18-27
  • residing in the EU

To submit the picture, participants should follow this process:

  • Post a creative picture of a Cohesion Policy Funded Project in their region, with yourself and the sign “Funded by the European Union)” or “Funded by European Regional Development Fund” (and all other cohesion policy funds).
  • Post on your preferred Social Media and use the hasthag #YOUTHopiaContest, along with a caption explaining the positive impact of the project.
  • Send an email to [email protected] with a link or a screenshot to the published post. Please note that the post should be permanent, Instagram/Facebook “stories” will not be considered.

What about the award?

At the end of the contest period, 3 contestants will be randomly selected and they will receive 2 Interrail Global Pass (Youth), valid for 7 travel days during one month, in more than one European country. Awarded contestants will need to buy their tickets within two months after the date of draw (1 August 2023).


The contest is open from 9 June 2023 to 30 July 2023. Start shooting now!




#HotlineCohesion series ends here. But no worries!

Check out our YOUTHopia website for more opportunities and engaging content!

The Youthopia Project is co-funded by the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission.


June 9, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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