Novi Sad opening doors conference
The title European Youth Capital is awarded to a European city for a period of one year. The city and its young people, which becomes European Youth Centre, get the opportunity, through numerous programs and projects, to demonstrate the cultural, social, political and economic life and development.
Novi Sad - Candidate of Youth Capital of Europe for 2019 (OPENS2019), aims to support young people to become proactive initiators of positive changes and innovative ideas in society, both in the city of Novi Sad and at national, regional and international levels. The candidacy of Novi Sad as youth capital of Europe is an invitation to young people to actively participate in their own development and construction of its own independence. That is why the motto candidacy is “Live life.”
Since YEU supported candidacy of Novi Sad, we were present at the conference on 6th July that aimed to promote the city, discuss importance of it's candidature for different stakeholders, share experiences and good practices when it comes to democratic participation of young people on local level. Panagiotis Chatzimichail (Pete), YEU staff member, was participant at panel discussion about youth mobility where he got the opportunity to present role of International NGOs in tackling this issue. Also Secretary General of YEU, Tamara, YEU Governing Board member, Jovana, YEU PET members Igor and Vlada were present.
Participants of conference took part in an organized tour around Novi Sad, having the opportunity to attend Youth Fair and first two days of Exit festival. For us, this was amazing experience and we are looking forward to future cooperation.
Using this opportunity we would like to thank OPENS team for their hospitality and we wish them lots of success in their work!
Governing Board member