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Two Greek Cities Running for 2014 European Youth Capital

The European Youth Forum announced that it has concluded its selection process for the European Youth Capital (EYC) 2014. The three short-listed cities are: Thessaloniki (Greece), Heraklion (Greece), Ivanovo (Russia).
All three cities were selected on the basis of their ambitious views on the ways in which the designation as European Youth Capital would not only provide a platform for one-year projects and initiatives but also would contribute to pursuing a model of urban development and democracy centered on issues of social inclusion and civic empowerment that is attentive to the needs and the aspirations of young people.
The final decision is expected to be announced in Braga, Portugal, tomorrow evening.
In a context of growing socio-economic uncertainty and emerging civil-society protagonism, the European Youth Capital initiative continues to represent a great opportunity for testing the potential for democratic revitalisation and civic empowerment associated with contemporary youth activism and associational-ism.
Deputy Mayor of Youth, Sports and Volunteers Mrs. Maria Paschalidou said that despite the possible end result, the Municipality will congratulate and applaud the effort made to win the EYC title on November 22 at its premises in Thessaloniki.

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