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Galway City is Shortlisted in Bid to Become European Youth Capital 2017


Galway City is Shortlisted in Bid to Become European Youth Capital 2017

Galway city has reached the final of a competition to become European Youth Capital (EYC) 2017. This prestigious title, currently held by Cluj Napoca in Romania, affords the winner an opportunity to showcase its youth related cultural, social, political and economic life.

Galway has progressed beyond concept stage and will now battle it out against Cascais (Portugal), Newcastle (United Kingdom), Perugia (Italy) and Varna (Bulgaria) to win the title.

The ‘European Youth Capital’ is a title awarded by the European Youth Forum to a European city for a period of one year. It would provide Galway with an opportunity to present a calendar of events and innovative projects designed and run by and for young people, to showcase its rich cultural and political life to Europe.

Galway’s Mayor, Cllr. Donal Lyons has come out in support of Galway for European Youth Capital:
“I am delighted that Galway has been shortlisted for this important title. It is testament to the thriving youth culture in the city and its rich contribution to the ethos of Galway. I would like to ask the people of Galway to support the bid, which would mean a huge cultural and economic boost for the city”.

The winning city will be announced in November 2014 during an awarding ceremony in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

NUI Galway Students’ Union is delighted to be on the steering committee for this bid. 

For further information please see www.galway2017.ie contact davnet.mcellin@gretb.ie or like and share on www.facebook.com/GalwayforEuropeanYouthCapital2017