EUROPEAN YOUTH CAPITAL PROGRAM

Novi Sad received the title of European Youth Capital based on the program which should include more than a half a million young people across Europe during a three-year period. The #EYC2019 Program consists of seven pillars which follow the motivation from which we stated and the goals which we will follow during 2018, 2019 and 2020. Our intention is to strive towards the creation of space in which the energy of young people is celebrated, in which their creativity is improved, in which ideals are developed and in which the decisions are made along with the creators of the policies. Therefore, the pillars tell their own stories…

I We celebrate the energy of young people!

Pokazaćemo celokupnom društvu pozitivne primere među mladima, koristeći moderne medije i muziku. Mladi imaju glas, a mi ćemo pomoći da se taj glas jače čuje!

YOUNG PEOPLE OPEN THEIR DOORS!

The central campaign is dedicated to the promotion of successful young people in different areas, through television, the Internet, radio, billboards and posters at the territory of Serbia and future
European Youth Capitals.

POSITIVE, YOUNG PEOPLE!

TV show dedicated to activities of young people, which will be aired at the YouTube channel of RTV (Public Broadcasting Service of Vojvodina). The show covers different aspects of youth life – education, scholarships, internships, jobs, leisure and travel.

OPENING DOORS FACTOR

Music competition will be realised in cooperation with RTS (Public Broadcasting Service of Serbia), for the purpose of encouraging young people to share their musical talent and ideals for a happier Novi Sad.

THE PEOPLE OF NOVI SAD

A website dedicated to the promotion of the diversity of the city, by sharing the stories of the people who have just came to Novi Sad, of different nationalities, religions and orientations.

SILENT DISCO FOR THE GOODNESS

A party where a headset is used, which is an ecology- and neighbourhood-friendly way for people to entertain. It will show and promote health lifestyles and the goodness of young people, with the moto: Have fun and remember!

MY HERO

We support the citizenship and the spirit of the community though the presentation and promotion of the new role models of young people. They will present their cousins, neighbours and teachers as their heroes. The program is executed in cooperation with RTV.

LOUD, LOUDER, THE LOUDEST!

Apart from the space which will be available for young people to practice and be creative, we will support them in entering into the fast-developing music scene – Concert of the Year which is held every December since 1993.

II We encourage innovations and creativity!

We believe that Novi Sad has the capacity to once again be a pioneer in the areas of creative industry, youth work and entrepreneurship. Therefore, we create Youth Creative Polis in Chinatown and unique Youth Centre through which we open our door to art, culture, music, theatre and fun!

YOUTH POLIS OPENS ITS DOOR!

Abandoned factories will become a new youth and creative centres. Youth Creative Polis will become a small youth city in Novi Sad – centre of creative industry, entrepreneurship development of young people and a place for youth organisations. It will provide young people with the space for artistic expression, workshops, conferences, restaurants, cinemas, artistic events and
accommodation throughout the year.

FUN PARK

Fun Park is a place where young people will have the possibility to investigate their ideas, interpersonal relations, fears and dreams through an interactive platform and new technologies, and to have fun along the way. This facility will be developed in cooperation with civil society organisations and entrepreneurs, and it will offer visual-animated workshops, interactive ITC games, interactive tables and role-play.

THEATRE OPENS ITS DOOR

We support the pupils of elementary schools in Vojvodina to present the optimistic ideas on how Novi Sad should look like as a happier city through plays, in cooperation with The Youth Theatre.

CULTURE OPENS ITS DOOR

We investigate the role of culture in the creation of more opportunities for young people. How? Along with our partner, Novi Sad European Culture Capital 2021 and their culture program.

FREE OF CHARGE WI-FI OPENS ITS DOOR

We provide free Wi-Fi to all citizens of Novi Sad and its visitors, in cooperation with the City of Novi Sad and partners.

STREET ART OPENS ITS 100 DOORS

We gather street arts to picture 1000 murals in Serbia and in the countries in the region. We promote young people as a positive element of every society, with the cooperation with youth non-
governmental organisations.

III We promote Europe and European values!

The title of European Youth Capital is the right opportunity to extend our activities throughout the whole region and to connect young people based on the same, European values!

CARAVAN OF THE YOUTH ACTIVISM

An exhibition on the history of youth activism from the whole region will travel through our country and the surrounding countries in order to promote the young people as the catalysts of positive changes. Our Caravan of the Youth Activism will visit: Vukovar, Ljubljana, Maribor, Zagreb, Rijeka, Budapest, Timișoara, Cluj, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar, Banja Luka, Podgorica, Priština, Skopje, the Athens, Thessaloniki, Varna, Sofia… and of course, our Novi Sad.

EUROPEAN YOUTH CAPITAL ON THE ROAD

We promote the concept of European Youth Capital outside the youth sector, in order to indicate its value, and at the same time, we work on the sustainability of the whole concept.

NOVI SAD – A GLOBAL VILLAGE

The four-day conference will gather 200 young leaders from all continents in order to talk about the role of young people in solving global challenges at the local level. The main outcome will be the declaration which will be used for the purpose of the advocacy in the United Nations and at the European level.

WHERE ARE YOU, EUROPE?

The conference dedicated to future visions of Europe will be held in Novi Sad during European Youth Forum General Meeting, and it will gather the representatives of young people from Europe and the ministries in charge of young people.

THE DANUBE OPENS ITS DOOR

We gather informal groups, students and youth organisations from 10 countries, in order to discuss and design 50 good ideas on how to connect Europe based on innovative, sustainable ideas. Our inspiration is the Danube River, which connects almost 30 cities, from Germany to Bulgaria.

EXIT OPENS ITS DOOR

We will host 47 young people from the Member States of the Council of Europe during EXIT Festival, which is our partner on this project. They will stay in our city free of charge and have the opportunity to show their talents and bring something innovative to European Youth Capital, which opens the door to young people from the whole world.

VISIT NOVI SAD

We develop special offers for the young people from Europe along with Tourist Organisation of the City of Novi Sad and we promote them at the European fairs and tourist events, by using the ideas, stories and projects of young people.

IV We cherish diversity among young people in different societies!

Open your mind and be yourself, no matter what other people say is the philosophy which the intercultural Novi Sad promotes. It is embedded in all our programs, we want to additionally empower and encourage it in our city, which is a home for more than 26 nationalities and minority groups.

ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF – LOUD AND CLEAR

We loudly and clearly promote the diversity and connect different identifies, simultaneously cherishing Novi Sad as a place for all minority groups – newcomers, immigrants, LGBTIQ+ and all
young people. We debunk myths and fight against stereotypes, xenophobia and homophobia.

EUROGAMES 2019

We promote the manual for informal education of disabled young people in 50 schools in Serbia and in the region, in order to provide the support to teachers in their work with young people with some form of disability. The manual is created by YEU International.

ROMING

We connect and empower young Roma men and women at the territory of the West Balkans, in order to use the EU funds in the best possible manner and to create more efficient initiatives of
lobbing and thereby bring the European perspectives to the local Roma communities.

GIRL’S POWER

We promote the feminist movement and young professionals so that they can join the empowerment of women in society. The rhetoric competition for top 20 participants from the whole
Europe on the empowerment of women is the right way to do that!

HAVE A DINNER WITH US

The welcome dinner in the neighbouring manner, intended for the introduction and integration with people for whom Novi Sad is a new home.

LET’S REACH DIVERSITY

By the initiative for the help and support to immigrants and asylum seekers who live in Novi Sad, we strive to ensure a place where they can contribute to the community, in order to regain their dignity and personal autonomy through short-term volunteer engagements in local youth organisations.

NS LIVE LIBRARY

We create positive framework for discussions and demolition of stereotypes through a dialogue! We organise live library in six countries of ex-Yugoslavia, in order to promote tolerance and
understanding and in order to break the stereotypes between the nations.

PRIDE 1.0

We organise global pride which celebrates diversity and advocates LGBTQI+ rights throughout the world, in cooperation with Belgrade Pride.

V Podstičemo učešće mladih!

Otvoramo vrata svim mladim ljudima da kreiraju svoju budućnost utičući na lokalnu zajednicu i politčke procese, kreiranjem inovativnih inicijativa. Podstičemo mlade da postanu generatori promena i insajderi u procesima donošenja odluka koje se njih tiču.

Glasamo da otvorimo vrata omladinska

Podstičemo mlade da uzmu učešće u političkom životu i koriste svoje glasačko pravo, kroz onlajn kampanju putem društvenih mreža. Fokusirani smo na mlade 18-21 godine koji nisu pristalice ni jedne političke partije, niti su aktivni u organizacijama.

Volontiramo za Novi Sad

Očekuje nas čak 12 volonterskih vikenda, kako bismo zajedno sa mladima širili dobru energiju, slavili zdrave stilove života i predstavili Novi Sad kao omladinski i prijateljski grad.

Banka vremena

Onlajn platforma za volontiranje bazirana na principima ekonomije deljenja i mreže razmenjivanja. Banka vremena je mesto gde će mladi ljudi moći da izdvoje određen broj sati za volontiranje u zamenu za volontersko vreme nekog drugog učesnika.

Hajmo na piknik

Organizujemo veliki događaj na otvorenom posvećen zdravom životu, gde učenike osnovnih i srednjih škola učimo kako da uzgajaju, pripreme i kuvaju zdravu hranu, ali i kako da uživaju u prirodi parkova Novog Sada.

Gaming 4 social change

Dvodnevni sajam posvećen kreativnoj industriji i video igrama okupiće mlade iz cele Evrope koji rade i stvaraju različite video igre inspirisane društvenim promenama kako bismo predstavili primere dobre prakse i dodatno povezali mlade koje interesuje ta tematika.

Biciklizam otvara vrata

Pravimo biciklističke staze u našem gradu i kroz dvomesečne događaje promovišemo zdrave stilove života, uličnu kulturu i aktivizam.

Sport otvara vrata

Podržavamo sportske klubove i manifestacije, kako bismo zajedno sa sportistima i navijačkim asocijacima promovisali zdrav život i sportske, fizičke aktivnosti.

VI Jačamo omladinske organizacije!

Nastojimo da mehanizmi omladinske politike koje prepoznajemo, stvaramo i jačamo traju i nakon 2019. godine. Kroz podršku omladinskim organizacijama želimo da istaknemo značaj omladinskog rada.

Jake omladinske organizacije otvaraju vrata!

Podržavamo Lokalni akcioni plan za mlade i postojeće Kancelarije za mlade u saradnji sa lokalnim vlastima. Objavićemo i publikaciju primera dobre prakse koja će biti prevedena na sve jezike zemalja članica Saveta Evrope, kako bi se podstakao prenos znanja iz Novog Sada u druge lokalne zajednice u Evropi.

Grantovi za omladinske organizacije koje otvaraju vrata

Podržavamo programske grantove za mlade, kako bi se održao kontinuitet i kvalitet programa za mlade. Takvi grantovi će podržavati omladinske radnike u pružanju kontinuiranih usluga i programa koji odgovaraju na potrebe mladih.

Infopolis omladinski info centar otvara vrata!

Podstičemo Infopolis, kao već postojeći omladinski info-centar, da unapredi uslugu informisanja mladih, uz veću koordinaciju omladinskih aktera i postavljenjem info-tačaka u različitim delovima grada.

Aktivnosti omladinskih organizacija otvaraju vrata

Osnažujemo omladinske organizacije civilnog društva da otvore svoja vrata za neorganizovane mlade u programima podržanim od strane Lokalnog akcionog plana.

Kancelarije za mlade otvaraju svoja vrata

Podržavamo lokalne Kancelarije za mlade da organizuju radionicu posvećenu nekom od projekata u okviru porgrama #OPENS2019.

Socijalne usluge otvaraju svoja vrata

Podstićemo pružaoce socijalnih usluga da otvore svoja vrata najisključenijoj omladini u gradu, nudeći jednodnevnu radionicu na temu prilika za mlade.

Erazmus plus otvara vrata

Organizujemo jednodnevnu konferenciju posvećenu Erazmus plus programu koja će podstaći diskusiju između omladinskih organizacija sa Balkana, kreatora politika, i predstavnika Saveta Evrope, Evropske komisije i Evropskog parlamenta. Želimo da zajedničkim snaga evaluiramo rezultate i ishode Balkanskog prozora u okviru Erazmus plus programa, ali i da te zaključke pretočimo u preporuke za buduće programe.

VII Razvijamo inkluzivne omladinske politike!

Pružamo priliku mladima da kreiraju grad baš po svojoj meri i osnažujemo ih i podstičemo da se uključe u donošenje odluka koje se njih tiču.

Ko-menađžment otvara vrata

Sistem ko-menadžmenta podrazumeva kreiranje tela za donošenje odluka u čijoj nadležnosti će biti definisanje prioriteta u omladinskoj politici novog Sada, sa ciljem da se promoviše kultura dijaloga između mladih ljudi i kreatora politika.

Omladinski participativni buđžet otvara vrata

Participativnim budžetiranjem pružamo mladima priliku da realizuju svoje ideje uz podršku gradskog budžeta i na taj način unaprede deo svoje svakodnevne sredine.

Nečujni glasovi

Kroz radionice i predavanja animiramo mlade u udaljenim, ruralnim predelima, koji nisu pristalice ni jedne političke partije niti aktivisti organizacija civilnog društva da se informišu i postanu aktivniji u političkom životu.

Gradonačelnik otvara vrata

Otvaramo gradonačelnikova vrata za 20 mladih ljudi svakog meseca, kako bi zajedno diskutovali o problemima i potrebama sa kojima se suočavaju mladi u Novom Sadu i u Vojvodini, a u saradnji sa Savetom za mlade i drugim omladinskim akterima.

Premijer otvara vrata

Otvaramo vrata premijera RS za 30 mladih koji će sa njim diskutovati o problemima i potrebama sa kojima se suočavaju mladi u Srbiji, u saradnji sa kabinetom premijera i Krovnom organizacijom mladih Srbije.