Call for applicants to join the Road Trip Project



The Road Trip Project is a European travel experience that will take 8 individuals on 4 routes across the continent between Spring and Summer 2018.


Four duos will embark on a European road trip in a minibus. Along the way, they will meet locals and experience the local vibe, discover projects that change people’s lives for the better, and explore unknown places and amazing landscapes.


These four journeys span the continent, from the Baltics to the westernmost point of Europe, the length of the Danube, around the Mediterranean and alongside the Atlantic. The Road Trip travellers will share what they learn.


They will film and post their stories to other millennials across the continent and beyond.At the end of each journey, their unique experience will be featured in a road movie, and reflected in an online travel guide on Europe’s off the beaten paths.

Who is behind the Road Trip Project?


The Road Trip Project is an initiative of the EU’s Regional and Urban Policy department of the European Commission.EU Regional Policy targets all regions and cities in the European Union in order to boost their economic growth and improve people’s quality of life. It is also an expression of solidarity, focusing support on the less developed regions.


Who can apply?

Participating individuals must hold an EU Passport (or a certificate of residence allowing to travel in the EU) that is valid until at least December 2018 and be free to travel for one month during one of the following periods:

  • Mid April2018 – Mid May 2018
  • Mid May 2018 – Mid June 2018
  • End June 2018 – End July 2018
  • End July 2018 – End August 2018

All participants must be able to express themselves and interact with others in basic English.


How to apply?

Do you see yourself on the road with us?
To apply to be a Road Trip Project traveller, record a 60-second video and tell us about yourself, your motivation to join the project, and why you’re one of the best choices we can make to join the team!

Before you start, make sure you read the rules. Then, follow these steps:


1. Register

Fill out the application form. You’ll then receive an email with the link to upload your video.

2. Upload your video

Prepare your 60-second video and upload it via the link in the email you received. Make sure you’re happy with it before you upload it – once its submitted your application will be final!

3. Confirmation

Check your inbox for a confirmation email from us. You’ll also find in this email your personal link to your profile page where you can check the status of your application.


Save the date!

After applications close, a jury will select a shortlist of candidates. If shortlisted, you will be invited to a juried casting. Selected Road Trip Project travellers will come to Brussels in March for a get-together, briefing, training sessions and team building.


  • 11 February 2018: Closing of applications
  • Early March 2018: Selection of final travellers.
  • End March 2018: Workshops & team building in Brussels for the finalists