European Youth Capital title aims to increase participation of youth to urban life and decision making processes of the city.
Cities awarded the European Youth Capital title act as a role model for other European municipalities with innovative projects. Cultural, social, political and economic activities are held in these cities through the year with participation of youth.
Stating that 2020 will be a milestone for youth in İzmir, İzmir Metropolitan municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “We will see youth signing more efficient works in social life, culture and arts. We will see more of our youth in more projects in Europe."
European Youth Forum will announce in March, five cities awarded to contend for European Youth Capital title. Provided İzmir becomes one of those five cities, it will submit full application form to European Youth Forum in June and second stage of application will be completed. Final application will be in September and European Youth Forum will announce the European Youth Capital 2023 laureate in November.