The platform for Youth Pas applications opened todays, the financial support of 150 euros given to approximately 200,000 young people aged 18 and 19.

The applications can be submitted either through the digital platform or through the KEP from today, November 9 until Tuesday, December 5, while the aid will have been paid by Sunday, December 10.

The Youth Pass is in the form of a digital debit card which beneficiaries will be able to use in businesses operating in the fields of culture, tourism and transport.

Beneficiaries of the Youth Pass are:

  • tax residents of Greece,
  • those who have turned 18 or 19 within the year preceding the application

It is emphasized that there are no property or income criteria.

This year they can apply young people who turned either 18 or 19 from 1.1.2022 to 31.12.2022.

The application is submitted once and is not resubmitted after the beneficiary turns 19. Thus, an 18-year-old who applies for the Youth Pass this year will receive 150 euros this year and an additional 150 euros in 2024 without having to apply again. However, if for any reason, a young person does not apply when they are 18, they can do so when they turn 19, of course receiving the aid only for the second year and not retrospectively.

It is emphasized that the Youth Pass is a permanent measure to support young people. Therefore, from 2024 onwards, the special application will accept the applications of interested parties from April 1st to May 15th of each year. The aid for all beneficiaries will be paid once a year by May 31 of each year.

How the money will be paid

After submitting the application, the credit institution or financial organization informs the beneficiary about the first activation of the card and the crediting of the amount of money via text message (sms) or e-mail message (e-mail) with an embedded link to activate the card digital debit card.

Beneficiaries can then use the support they will receive to make purchases or receive services from businesses active in the fields of tourism (e.g. in tourist accommodation), culture (e.g. to attend theater performances or concerts, for the purchase of books, etc.) and transportation (taxi, buses, trains, ferry – plane tickets or for the rental of cars or pleasure boats, etc.).