European Youth Capital 2024 contest – applications are open!

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

Cities from Eastern Neighbourhood countries are invited to participate in the European Youth Capital 2024 contest. The deadline for applications is 17 January 2021.

To secure the European Youth Capital title, candidate cities are asked to submit an application outlining their performance in the field of youth, their motivation and the key challenges facing young people, and propose a multi-faceted programme designed to meet them.

They must detail clear plans to empower and involve young people and continue and expand youth-related projects. They also need to outline the longer-term impacts of their proposed European youth capital project.

Up to five short-listed candidates will be selected and provided with feedback and recommendations as to how they can improve their applications. The final winner will be chosen and announced at the European Youth Forum’s Council of Members in November 2021.

Each year, a new European city is given the chance to showcase its innovative ideas, projects and activities that aim to support young voices and bring a new youth perspective to all aspects of city life.

Any local authority from members of the Council of Europe, which are parties to the European Cultural Convention adopted in 1954 in Paris, are eligible to submit an application.

In 2024 the European Youth Capital title will be awarded for the 16th time, having first been awarded to Rotterdam in 2009.

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