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Perugia2018 EYC Candidate City

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Riccardo Rossi

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meetings related to the ECoC 2019 process

February 2014:
establishment of a Coalition of youth NGOs to support the candidacy of
Perugia EYC2017 – candidate city composed of 53 youth associations

July 15th, 2014:
establishment of the Umbria Youth Forum of 62 youth NGOs, representing
over 56000 young people of Umbria and 1° Constitutional Congress.

November 24th, 2014:
Press conference to launch the candidacy of Perugia EYC 2018.

Our Programme
We envision Perugia as a magnetic, youthful and liveable city capable of ReGenerating youth impulses and attracting young people who DARE to make their ideas happen.

- To create a space to address innovative ideas and actions;

- To increase youth participation and to enhance a process on intergenerational justice;

- To develop a NFE system through a regional Pool of Trainers and a permanent European Training Centre;

- To foster awareness on youth unemployment and to promote self-employment strategies with a focus on local tradition and know-how;

. To enhance youth civic, social and economic growth through creativity, art, culture and use them as tools for the promotion of human rights and inclusion of all young people;

- To rethink and enhance new pathways for interreligious youth dialogue in order to break cultural and religious stereotypes;

We believe that challenging issues can be overcome by raising awareness among stakeholders and by fostering a shared perspective where young people are recognised as ‘power creators’.

Total population: 166.119

Population under 35: 42219 + 35.000 university and highschool students (21%)

Umbria Youth Forum: 62 youth NGOs

Perugia European Youth Capital 2018 Candidate city

The EYC 2018 call opens on 16 December 2014


: On April 2015 five applicant cities were short-listed.

: SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE APPLICATION FROM DEADLINE: The 5 shortlisted candidate cities were invited to submit the application form by the 2nd application deadline on 28 June 2015. Recommendations will be developed by the high-level jury and a Youth Focus Group and will be sent by 7 August 2015

: SUBMISSION OF IMPROVED APPLICATION FORM DEADLINE: The 5 shortlisted candidate cities are invited to improve their applications according to the recommendations by the third and final application deadline of 11 October 2015

The winner will be announced during the European Youth Forum’s Council of Members in November 2015.

Once selected, both the elected European Youth Capital and the European Youth Forum sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

The Title
The ‘European Youth Capital’ is a title awarded to a European city for the period of one year, during which it will be given the chance to showcase, through a multi-faceted programme, its youth-related cultural, social, political and economic life and development.

The EYC initiative encourages the implementation of new ideas and innovative projects, with regard to the active participation of young people in society, and seeks to present a role model for the further development of youth policies in other European municipalities.

The EYC aims at strengthening the relationship between European institutions and the local level, fostering youth participation on local level by applying common European objectives regarding youth policy. Further, the EYC shall enhance the idea of European citizenship, complementary to local, national and other citizenships.

The first European Youth Capital was Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 2009. The European Youth Forum has developed a transparent and fair competition open to all European municipalities. Based on the judgement of an expert jury, the EYC title has since been awarded to Turin (Italy) in 2010, to Antwerp (Belgium) in 2011, to Braga (Portugal) in 2012 and to Maribor (Slovenia) in 2013. Thessaloniki (Greece) in 2014, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) in 2015, Ganja (Azerbaijan) in 2016, and Varna (Bulgaria) 2017.
The City
What will become?
PERUGIA > ReGenerating YOUth – We Are, We Dare
It is our message for Perugia EYC2018 that highlights our concept of having a new generation of young Europeans ready to be the main actors of society at all levels.
ReGenerating Youth – We Are, We Dare!
Support – 56 organisations:

> Secretary of State for Politics
and European Affairs
> Ministry of Work and Social Policies
> Forum Nazionale dei Giovani
> Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani
> Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani
> Arcigay – Associazione LGBT iItaliana
> FIS – Italian Scouting Federation
> AGIA - sociation of Young Farmers
> ESN Italia
> UDU - Italian University Students Union
> Studi Centro – European Student Union
> ARCI Presidenza Nazionale
> Generazioni Legacoop
> GAI – Italian Young Artists
> Matera ECoC 2019 – Fondazione Matera Basilicata 2019
> Region of Umbria
> ANCI Umbria
> Municipality of Assisi
> University of Perugia
> University for Foreigners of Perugia

Conservatory of Music of Perugia <
Academy of Fine Arts <
Centre for Journalism Training <
University Institute of Linguistic Mediation <
AUR Umbria Research Agency <
Scuola Umbra – School of Public Administration <
SEU – Servizio Europa <
CESAR – Centre for Agricultre and Rural Development <
ADISU – Agency for University Student Rights <
Umbria Jazz Foundation <
Confindustria Umbria <
Confcommercio Umbria <
Coldiretti Umbria <
Consorzio ABN and A&B social network <
Confcooperative Umbria <
Consorzio Itaca <
ARIS Formazione e Ricerca <
Fondazione Brunello e Federica Cucinelli <
Felcos Umbria <

UYF - The Structure
Elected Board Members

(+ spokespersone and a deputy spokesperson)
11 Working groups involving over 140 young people
Sports and Health
Institutional relationships –
Integration and
Equal Opportunities
Cooperation and
International Relations
and Social Policies
Non-formal and Informal Education and Volunteering
Fundraising and Marketing – Communication, Press and Marketing
Formal Education, Research and Training
Environment and Territorial policies
Cultural Policies
Event Organisation
– Budget, Projects, Fundraising
Youth Labour Policies
With the support of
Municipality of Perugia
Region of Umbria

Perugia 2018 activities include projects, events, trainings, campaigns, workshops, competitions, festivals, conferences and researches structured on the following 6 main project cross-topics:
Arts will cross-fertilise the main cultural programme topics and will be the means of promoting human rights, eco-culture and the inclusion of people with fewer opportunities.

We envisage a dynamic concept of education based on the stimulation of collaborative and group learning in a system that keeps abreast of social and economic changes.

We believe that volunteering is a tangible expression of solidarity that promotes and facilitates inclusion, creates social capital and produces an effective transformation of the society.

We aim to increase the development of youth employment opportunities and labour rights at local, national and EU levels by generating a structured dialogue with institutions, by improving effectiveness of Policy Actions, and by promoting cross-sectoral excellence and innovation.

Technology will be an extension of, rather than an alternative to, more immediate forms of intercultural dialogue, social mobilisation and participation. We will rethink and enhance new pathways for interreligious youth dialogue in order to break cultural and religious stereotypes and promote human rights.

UYF Activities

September 2014 – semninar on No Hate Speech campaing during the Univerity Media Fest

October 2014 – participation in “ReThink, a new model of development through cooperative path”, “Do the Right Thing”, Perugia-Assisi Peace March, Chocomaraton

60 meetings of the working groups since July 2014

September 2014 – meeting with Carla Casciari , Deputy Regional for Welfare and Youth, with Andrea Romizi, Mayor of Perugia, with Stefania Giannini, Italian Minister for Education, Luigi Bobba – Secretary for Youth of Italian Government
November 2014 – organisation of the 1° Symposium on Impact of Youth Policies in the Regional and Local Level

November 24, 2014 – press conference to launch the candidacy of Perugia EYC2018

December 2014 – three sessions of “LexGov” aimed at creating the content for the regional youth law

December 2014 – participation during the report promoted by AUR on youth condition in Umbria

January 2015 – participation during meeting in Sevilla (ES) “La Juventud muove Europa”

February 2015 – participation in “Comunicare, Condividere, Partecipare” agreement on prevention and contrasting youth addictions

March 2015 – public launch of the draft for the Regional Youth Law; workshop on participation with more than 90 young people in Mariotti Highschool; request on the entering in Tavolo dell’Alleanza Regionale; participation in Young European Legislators Network in Rome; participation in the workshop “Tools for Youth Participation and New Representative Models; launching of the CIAO project on entrepreneurship as partner
April 2015 – meeting with the operative director of Ufficio Scolastico Regionale (department coordinating schools in Umbria) and agreement on workshops to be held in schools on different topics; participation during the International Journalism Festival in collaboration oth the Centre for Journalism Training

May 2015 – Color Run, 2 workhops on shared content and co-writing of pre Perugia EYC2018 project

May 2015 – participation in the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia; meetings with representatives of higher education and training institutions; establishment of the University Network for Perugia EYC2018

June 2015 – organisation of joint meeting on Youht Employment and Entrepreneurship; participation in Erasmus+ “Green Homes” meeting in Segovia

Thank you!
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