Capital

The call for applications to become the European Youth Capital (EYC) for 2025 has just been opened. This is already the 17th time that this title will be awarded: The first European Youth Capital was Rotterdam in 2009, while for 2024 this distinction will go to Ghent.

What is the European Youth Capital (EYC)?

The European Youth Capital (EYC) is a title awarded by the European Youth Forum and is designed to empower young people, boost youth participation and strengthen European identity. Young people should have equal opportunities to shape social, economic, and political life wherever they live.



They bring new and innovative ideas to refresh local democracy which is to the advantage of all residents of the city. This project helps young people and cities to work closely together and sets an example for other European municipalities to follow.

Who can apply?

The European Youth Capital (EYC) competition is open to any local authority from the Member States of the Council of Europe, which are parties to the European Cultural Convention. You can apply here.

The deadline for applications is 21 February 2022.

For more information, please visit the European Youth Forum’s website.

As for last year, ALDA is willing to spread this great opportunity, inviting everyone to join the call!