But 15,000 isn't enough. I want one for every European turning 18.
When I was a young student, I just couldn't wait to visit the European places I had read so much about but never seen. On my travels, I came across people who were not so different to me. I also learned to appreciate the little quirks that made them British, Italian, Spanish… I felt my mind broaden in ways I could not have imagined. I felt European.
And I still need your help if I'm going to persuade the EU to offer every single European the chance to experience this too, to make new friends from all over Europe and feel a common European identity.
Share your experience with me and make Europe yours.
(EPP Group Chairman)