The Connecting Europe Express will start its journey through Europe from Lisbon on 2 September. With stops in more than 70 cities in 26 countries, it will demonstrate the unifying power of rail in Europe. At each of the stops there will be a public discussion of how to make rail travel the number one choice for European passengers and businesses.
The pandemic can only be overcome if a large proportion of the world’s population is vaccinated. For this reason, the EU has shared half the vaccines it has produced with the rest of the world. This was one of the points made by EU Commission President von der Leyen in her State of the Union address.
The opportunity to get to know another country, culture and people, learn a new language and develop your skills – this is what many EU initiatives for young people offer. Participation is still possible during the coronavirus pandemic, depending on the situation in the country concerned. Here we present four programmes in more detail.