European Youth Capital winner 2019 - Novi Sad, Serbia
WELCOME to Novi Sad, Serbia
A small, but compact city in the heart of the Vojvodina region. This vivid city with over 80,000 young people will surprise you with it’s transformative energy, multi-nationality and cultural diversity.
A perfect blend of modern and traditional, openness and tolerance inspired more then 340.000 inhabitants to express their interests through various activities in more than 1000 civil society organisations in Novi Sad, 10% of which are youth-led. Every month, Novi Sad dresses up in new colours and hosts various festivals, youth fairs and festivities. This city is driven by students, youth and artists. You can see the traces of history and mixture of cultures on every corner: in beautiful parks, on the glorious Petrovaradin fortress, on sandy beaches, in the magical city centre or on the romantic Danube riverside. This is the type of city whose rhythm you have to hear, in order to feel. This is the city that celebrates diversity and youth power! This is the city for curious, dynamic and inspiring people. This is the city you want to experience!
For centuries, Novi Sad has been a pioneer and symbol of youth activism, making significant social changes in the history and systematic youth care. But, in 2019, NOVI SAD IS OPENING ITS DOORS FOR YOU!
Novi Sad is creating more opportunities for youth by youth, empowering them to become pro-active initiators of positive changes, introducing innovative ideas not only in Novi Sad, but also at national and international level. Young people and youth organisations will create more opportunities in terms of employment, education, free time, culture, healthy lifestyle and network with the rest of Europe. Novi Sad is sure that you would like to witness and experience these dynamics and spirit through numerous activities that OPENS is organising for you! Novi Sad, European Youth Capital 2019, will: … Celebrate young people’s energy … Boost innovation and creativity… Promote Europe and its values… Celebrate diversity and its potentials... Increase youth participation… Strengthen youth NGOs… Develop more inclusive youth policy!