Erasmus+ project highlights European Youth Capital
February 11, 2014 -
In its seven-year programme guide, Erasmus+ has mentioned the European Youth Capital (EYC) as a prime example of the sort of large-scale voluntary service event it would support. Erasmus + is a programme aimed at providing skills and improving employability to over four million Europeans through opportunities to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. Over the next seven years, Erasmus+ will spend €14.7 billion to meet this goal.
The European Youth Capital is a yearly title awarded to a European city which has shown commitment to its youth. During the course of its tenure, the EYC has a chance to implement new projects and initiatives to get young people more engaged in civic life and society. The current EYC is Thessaloniki, Greece, and applications are still open to become the 2017 European Youth Capital. The deadline for cities to apply for the 2017 title is 20th February.
See here for more information about how to become a European Youth Capital:http://www.europeanyouthcapital.org/become-a-eyc/
More information on the Erasmus+ Programme project mentioning the European Youth Capital (page 77): http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/documents/erasmus-plus-programme-guide_en.pdf