1 card - thousands of discounts - 36 countries - over 6 million cardholders

The European Youth Card is all about giving you the opportunity to do more so you can reach your full potential. It helps you travel across Europe, meet incredible people and make new friends. It also gives you great opportunities to learn new things and kick start your career, make a real change in your community and become a well-informed and active citizen that shapes society.

How the card works

How does the card do all this? It’s packed with tens of thousands of discounts on travel, culture, accommodation, education, services and products in 36 countries across Europe. Plus, in every country there are hundreds of programmes and opportunities for volunteering, learning, employment, entrepreneurship and many other things that help you along your way.

The card has different names in different countries. Whether it’s called Carnét Joven in Spain, Mecenat in Sweden or Avrupa Gençlik Kartı in Turkey, as long as the European Youth Card logo is on your card you can access all the thousands of opportunities in all 36 countries.

The card is issued and managed by organisations that are members of the European Youth Card Association (EYCA). Check out the Association section of the site for more details on EYCA.

How to get the card

You don’t have to be a student to get the card. It’s available to all young people under the age of 31 or 26, depending on your country. The card is usually valid for one year and the price varies from country to country. Click here to check out the card in your country and don’t hesitate to get in touch with the local card office to find out more.

Can’t find your country in the list? You can still get the card and use it when travelling to one of the countries in our network. No matter your nationality, as long as you are under 31, you can get the card from our online shop.