Manchester is one of five cities to have been shortlisted to be the European Youth Capital 2018. This is the first time that a UK city has been shortlisted.
The European Youth Capital is a title awarded to a city for a one year period and provides a platform for the winner to showcase the youth related cultural, social, political and economic life of their city, and to develop new innovative and sustainable ways to increase the active participation of young people in the life of the city, as well as linking policies and actions at a European level.
The city's shortlisted bid focuses on two main themes, creative diversity and intergeneration equity which links to four of the European Union's Youth Strategy fields of action - creativity and culture, employment and entrepreneurship, participation in civil society, and social inclusion.
Young people will be central to the design and delivery of the programme of events and will work in partnership with lead agencies to shape activities and decide on content.
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Brief summary of Manchester’s bid: http://www.europeanyouthcapital.org/yfj/manchester-a-city-evolved-from-its-industrial-past/
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