Five cities have been shortlisted by an independent jury for the final stages of the European Youth Capital (EYC) 2019 competition. They are (alphabetically):
Derry City & Strabane (Northern Ireland)
Manchester (United Kingdom)
Novi Sad (Serbia)
The five shortlisted cities were selected from a pool of thirteen applicants from right across Europe, and will now progress to the second round of the competition. The cities will have two months to submit an extensive programme of youth-related cultural, social and political events and activities, and outline a partnership between the municipality and the city’s young people to create, plan, and run the EYC year.
The European Youth Forum is delighted to see so many cities working to engage young people, and to develop youth policy and youth participation at the local level. As in previous years, the EYC 2019 title will encourage the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Charter on Local & Regional Participation of Young People, through innovative new ideas and projects. The Council of Europe’s Congress of Local & Regional Authorities became an endorsing partner of the EYC title in 2014.
We are so excited that Manchester have been short listed for this prestigious award and feel it really reflects the dedication and hard work being done across the North West in the areas of young development and employment. If you would like to get more involved then simply Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your organisation want to get involved with the bid, organizing events or letting us know your opinion on what we should do. You can use the hashtag #mcreyc2019 on twitter to start debates or contribute your ideas.
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