The ‘European Youth Capital’ is a title awarded to a European city for the period of one year, during which it is given the chance to showcase, through a multi-faceted programme, its youth-related cultural, social, political and economic life and development.
The EYC initiative encourages cities to both continue and expand the implementation of new ideas and innovative projects with regard to the active participation of young people within their society, and seeks to present a role model for the further development of youth policies in other European municipalities.
The EYC initiative aims at strengthening the relationship between the European and local levels, fostering youth participation at the local level by applying common European objectives regarding youth policy. The title aims to demonstrate the complementary nature of European, national and local citizenship, especially regarding youth.
The overall goal of “OPENS19” is: creating more opportunities for youth by youth, empowering them to become pro-active initiators of positive changes, introducing innovative ideas not only in Novi Sad, but also on a national and international level.