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20th to the 26th of May 2024

young eu voters meet ahead of 2024 elections 

At Young Europe is Voting 2024, 60 Europeans aged 18-30 join 100 students at the Danish Folk High Schools for one week in Denmark to learn, debate, and propose their wishes for politicians before the European Parliament elections in June 2024. In groups of 10 the young Europeans will visit six Danish Folk High Schools where they participate in classes alongside Danish students. Together they will dive into European history and identify challenges and solutions.


On Thursday the 23rd to Sunday the 26th of May both Danish and European participants will meet up at a summit on Youth Island in Oresund off the coast of Copenhagen. For four days the participants will engage in workshops, debates, motivational speeches and social activities aimed at strengthening the voice and influence of the European youth.

meet  the youth island hosts

Marek and David will be your Youth Island hosts. They'll guide you through the event and introduce you to island life.

our values

The Young Europe is Voting project is based on a shared set of values, from which we build our programs. Our organization supports human rights, and inclusion and sustainability are at the core of all our programs. 

We are committed to building a diverse network that inspires individuals of all backgrounds – across nationalities, races, ethnicities, religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, languages, ages, genders, and prior experiences
– to bring their full selves to the work of creating a more progressive, democratic and sustainable Europe.

The EU values of inclusion, tolerance, justice, solidarity, and non-discrimination prevail in our work, and we do not tolerate homophobia, transphobia, racism, or other discriminatory practices in our programs.

If you sign up to Young Europe is Voting, we expect that you respect these values, and actively contribute to creating a space where these values are implemented. 



I don’t know a lot about the EU or the upcoming European Parliament election – can I still participate?

Of course! The keyword here is engagement, not knowledge.

Who can participate in
Young Europe is Voting?

This project is for people from ages 18-30 living in Europe. You don’t have to be an EU citizen. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a spot in this year’s Young Europe is Voting for citizens who live outside of Europe. You cannot participate if you are not between 18-30 but please see our other interesting projects here: Other projects

What does it cost to participate?

Participation is free. So is travel, if you travel by train we will provide all participants with an Interrail Global Pass. You can read about it here: Interrail EU. You will have to book and pay for your interrail ticket yourself, and then we will reimburse it when you arrive at the project in week 21. Some trains require seat reservations which is not included in the covered price.

You will be able to travel by rail from any country in the EU. The ticket will give you either a ‘4 travel days within a month’, '5 travel days within a month' or a ‘7 travel days within a month’ interrail pass - see the list of countries below. You can do so on the Interrail webpage or directly at the train company.

Book your interrail ticket as soon as you get the participation confirmation from us to ensure a seat. We do not refund any extra costs related to booking/planning the trip too late (e.g. plane tickets) 

4 days of travel within a month:

  • Denmark

  • Sweden

  • Norway

  • Germany

  • Belgium

  • Netherlands

5 days of travel within a month:

  • Luxembourg

  • Schweiz

  • Austria

  • The Czech Republic

  • Poland

7 days of travel within a month:

  • Bulgaria

  • Estonia

  • Latvia

  • Lithuania

  • Romania

  • Spain

  • Portugal

  • Italy

  • Finland

  • France

  • Croatia

  • Hungary

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

Contact us if you live in one of the following countries: Greece, Republic of Cyprus, Ireland, Scotland, Malta and other island-based countries

How can I use my
interrail ticket?

The ticket is to be used for transportation to and from Denmark.
With that being said you have either 4, 5 or 7 travel days over a month which means that you can
spread the traveling days over one month – the period starts on your first travel day.

One travel day is 24 hours.

You can split your journey to Denmark taking stops along the way if you like.


- You live in the Netherlands in Amsterdam. You receive a ‘4 days within a month’ interrail global pass.

- You can use 1 travel day to travel from Amsterdam to (for example) Hamburg in Germany
and stay a few days exploring the city.


- Then you will use your 2nd travel day to travel from Hamburg to Denmark
and spend an amazing week in Denmark at Young Europe is Voting.


- We will say goodbye on the 26th of May and you can then use your 3rd travel day
to travel to Berlin and visit your new friend that you got during the week.


- Then you can use your 4th and last travel day to travel from Berlin back home to Amsterdam.
All within one month. Amazing, right?

I am not able to travel by train – what do I do?

We always encourage sustainable travel, but also understand that it can be complicated. Therefore, in special cases, it is possible to have plane tickets covered corresponding to the price that an interrail ticket would cost. You can see the rates for the interrail tickets in the Q&A answer above.


You are responsible for all travel planning yourself, both by interrail as well as by plane. However, if you want to make use of this opportunity, the first step is to make sure you accept your spot on Young Europe is Voting before April 2nd.

I do not wish to travel by train – what do I do?

If it is necessary for you to travel by flight due to a time schedule or
if you do not wish to travel by train you will have to plan and accommodate this.

Which days should I arrive and depart from the venue?

Arrival: Monday the 20th of May 2024 to the Folk High School.

Departure: Sunday the 26th of May 2024 from Copenhagen.

You will have to be able to participate for the whole week.

If you arrive before the 20th or depart after the 26th you need to find and pay for accommodation yourself.
We only cover accommodation from the 20nd-26th of May 2024.

What is the exact
location of the venue?

Will I be picked up when I arrive in Denmark or do I have to find my way to the school?

Students/teachers will pick you up at the nearest station and take you to the school. 

How will we be
accommodated at the schools and at the shared venue?

At the schools, the sleeping areas will either be dorms, rooms, or in tents. This is up to the schools to decide.
More information will follow when you receive your confirmation of participation.


At the second part of the week at the Summit we will be sleeping in both inside- and outside locations.

where will the summit take place?

After the first three days at the schools, the last four days of the week (thursday to sunday) will take place at the Youth Island outside of Copenhagen. You can read more about the Youth Island here

What expenses will be
covered and which will
I have to cover myself?

The interrail ticket to the destination and back, a week at the school/summit, and meals at the
school/summit are covered when you participate in the Young Europe is Voting. 

Transportation from your home to the train station is not covered.
But check the interrail pass for local and regional train options that are included in the Pass.

Will I have to arrive on the 20th  of May or can I leave before the 26th of May? 

Since the program is made from the 20-26, we ask you to arrive on the 20th and stay until the 26th.
We kindly ask you to arrive on the 20th no later than 5 pm.

I would like to arrive earlier or stay longer in Denmark

If you want to prolong your stay in Denmark you will have to organize and cover extra days yourself.
It is not possible to arrive earlier at the schools or stay at the Youth Island afterward. 

I would like to upgrade my interrail ticket

You might want to travel for longer than a month and visit more locations.
We will only cover the amount mentioned in the guidelines (countries) above.

How do I communicate with the other participants before the project?

We will create an online chat in Discord which you will receive a link to in week 14. Here you can talk and organize with fellow participants and travel together.

Where in Denmark do I travel to and from?

Your first destination when you travel to Denmark is the Folk High School that you have been assigned. However, after the first three days at the Folk High School, you will spend the remaining four days in Copenhagen. This means that when you travel back home, you will travel from Copenhagen. 

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