Agencia Catalana de la Joventut
14 - 30 years (until the 31st December of his/her 30th birthday year)
Direcció de Joventut
Agència Catalana de la Joventut
The Carnet Jove youth card is a service that has been offered by the Generalitat of Catalonia since 1986 with the aim of contributing towards improving the quality of life of young Catalan people, through offering and promoting services, proposals and advantages in various areas, in particular culture and international mobility. In addition to these advantages, since 2005 it has been developing the Connecta't Programme (Get Connected), consisting of different actions and proposals that are aimed at promoting values such as solidarity, sustainability, belonging to Europe, participation, creativeness and all the aspects that they involve, making the Carnet Jove youth card a proactive tool at your service. Due to the great success of this programme, this year we have included the Carnet Jove Grants, worth €4,000 each. Five opportunities to help you access the professional world in the areas of comics, illustration, photography, radio and the written press.
Managed by the Catalan Youth Agency, the purpose of the Carnet Jove youth card is to contribute towards the promotion and facilitation of the two main points of the National Plan of Catalan Youth, the main line of the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia as far as youth policies are concerned: emancipation and participation. In addition, and in the context of the European Youth Card Association which counts on the backing of the European Council, the Carnet Jove youth card actively participates in this organisation and in the promotion of its mains objectives: cultural mobility, participation and information.
The Carnet Jove youth card is aimed at all young people aged between 14 and 29, both inclusive.
It is available for all young people in Spain and abroad, as long as it is requested at one of the issuing points in Catalonia, whether the young person resides here permanently or is passing through.
You can choose between two modalities of youth card, the non-bankers' card and the bankers' card. The latter option is available in three different versions: Visa Electron, Visa Estrella or Visa Classic (the last two are only available to over 18s).
In the case of choosing the bankers' youth card, in addition to the advantages inherent in the Carnet Jove youth card, bankers' services are included with special conditions (free card fee, maintenance commissions etc.) as well as other complementary advantages offered by la Caixa's young people's programme called LKXA, as the organisation that issues the card. These advantages are only applicable to card holders aged under 26
Where to get the card:
To get to your Carnet Jove youth card, please go to any branch of la Caixa. 4 days after presenting your application, you can go and pick up your definitive Carnet Jove youth card from the same branch.
Young people aged 18 and over can also request their youth card via Internet.
You can also take out a provisional Carnet Jove youth card, which will be given to you on the spot and which will be valid only in Catalonia for 30 days. The provisional youth card can be issued at some PIJs (youth information points) and at the youth hostels belonging to XANASCAT (the Youth Hostel Network of Catalonia). Before this provisional card runs out, you should go to a branch of la Caixa to request your permanent youth card.