EYC 2019: Applications are officially open!
December 18, 2015 -
Applications for the European Youth Capital (EYC) title 2019 are officially open! From December 18th 2015 until February 28th 2016, European municipalities will have the opportunity to present themselves as candidates for EYC 2019, before the eventual winner is announced at the European Youth Forum’s General Assembly in November 2016.
The European Youth Capital (EYC) title is awarded to a different European city each year by the European Youth Forum. During an EYC year, the host city holds events and projects designed to demonstrate the active, essential role that young people and youth organisations play in society. The EYC title will be awarded for the eleventh time in 2019, having first been awarded to Rotterdam in 2009. Since then, the title has gone to Turin (2010), Antwerp (2011), Braga (2012), Maribor (2013), Thessaloniki (2014), Cluj-Napoca (2015), Ganja (2016), Varna (2017), and Cascais (2018).
Applicant cities are requested to submit a multi-faceted programme outlining their motivation, the intended long-term social impact of their EYC year, as well as their plans to both continue and expand youth-related projects. These EYC activities should have a clear European dimension and link to European youth policies, including youth participation, non-formal education, employment, social inclusion, volunteering, international cooperation, multiculturalism, and integration.
From here, five short-listed candidates will be selected by a high-level, independent jury selected and convened by the European Youth Forum. The jury is comprised of institutional and civil society youth policy experts and practitioners, representatives from the private sector, media and from local and regional authorities. These five candidates will be provided with feedback and recommendations as to how they can improve their applications, before a final winner is chosen and announced at the European Youth Forum’s General Assembly in November 2016.
The European Youth Forum is delighted to open this process, and looks forward to receiving the first applications for EYC 2019.
- The full call for applications, with all the relevant dates and details, is available here.
- The concept note application form is available here.
- The legal terms and conditions governing the EYC 2020 competition are available here.
Should you have any questions relating to the application and selection procedure, please contact Conor O’Neill (Policy Officer, Youth Participation) at the European Youth Forum’s Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org.