Cluj-Napoca to be European Youth Capital in 2015

The city of Cluj-Napoca (western Romania) will be the European Youth Capital in 2015.

The decision was made by a jury made up of European youth organizations and partner institutions on November 24 at Maribor, Slovenia, a city that will be the European Youth Capital in 2013.

The candidacy of the city of Cluj-Napoca for the title of European Youth Capital 2015 was declared at the initiative of the Pont Group in Cluj-Napoca, which was supported by more than 30 local youth organizations. Of the 12 European cities that aspired for the title mentioned before the following ones reached the final stage of assessment: Cluj-Napoca, Ivanovo, of Russia, Varna, of Bulgaria, and Vilnius, of Lithuania. The four candidate cities developed programmes and a dynamic outlook on unemployment with young people, social inclusion and activities meant for youth people.

Adapted from Agerpres