Everybody has specific needs. Especially when travelling, it can be more challenging to cater for them. You go out of your comfort zone and you might find unexpected situations. However, everybody should have the possibility to participate in DiscoverEU, on an equal basis and without discrimination.
To help you get started, we’re sharing accessible travel tips and practical advice for young people with specific access needs. In this document, you can find some advice on accessible travelling in the European Union.
But of course, you are the expert of your own life! There are many types of disabilities and every person is different. Feel free to personalize the following tips and find your own way in accommodating your own needs.
Note! The European Union may cover the costs for special assistance (for example for an accompanying person, a dog for visually impaired people, etc). This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Share your experiences! Moreover, it is also important to share your own experience to others! Future DiscoverEU youth will greatly benefit from it. You can do so on our Facebook Group, amongst others.
Be flexible and stay positive!
You will probably have to deal with unexpected things. Use your energy to find solutions to problems you might find on the way.
Accept your own limits. It’s OK to have different needs. You have to see for yourself how your trip should be like, within your own possibilities and limitations.