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Cascais kicks off European Youth Capital 2018!

January 24, 2018

European Youth Capital 2018, Cascais, just officially kicked off its year! Thousands of young people along with local and national level politicians gathered at the opening ceremony yesterday on 23rd January to celebrate. Special guests included the President of the Republic of Portugal, the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport, and the Mayor of Cascais. Representatives of the European Youth Forum were also present to mark the beginning of the European Youth Capital year.


The event was full of youthful energy and creativity demonstrating that young people in Cascais are ready to shake up the year!

“Europe is freedom, it is democracy, it is justice, it is social inclusion, open to the world, it is past but also future, it is YOUTH.” – President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

The European Youth Capital seeks to combine global and local dimensions, towards the process of social transformation, under the theme “Local Youth”. It is a year of sharing experiences between local and international level, a year of enhanced youth participation and inclusion in the society to foster global citizenship.

Discover more about Cascais 2018 here: .

The full programme of Cascais 2018 can be found here.

European Youth Forum AISBL

Rue de l’Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels

Tel.: +32 2 793 75 20
Fax : +32 2 893 25 80

With the support of
The European Commission
The European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe