The workshop “Regions and Cities for Youth” held in Brussels

The workshop “Regions and Cities for Youth” has been held at the Mission of the Republic of Serbia in the EU as a Side Event within the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities. The participants were welcomed by Jadranka Vukovic-Johnsson, European Commission DG EAC, who presented the funding opportunities for youth projects under the Erasmus+ programme. It was followed by the presentations of projects that solved the challenges young people in southern Sweden, Oslo, Veneto and Maribor faced. The main goal common to all the projects is to find the best way possible to improve the position of young people. Europe is facing a demographic change, and young people, whether being in a small village or a large city, are most affected. The discussion allowed the participants to exchange views on that important and long-term topic. In the end, Valentina Antić, Coordinator for International Cooperation, presented “OPENS 2019”, Novi Sad – European Youth Capital 2019. The guests were able to learn about some of the challenges that the youth of Novi Sad had and about what was expecting them in 2019 when Novi Sad got the flattering title.