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Join the European Youth Capital 2027 Focus Group


Do you have experience in fostering young people's participation in cities? Have you implemented European youth policies at a local level, or through the European Youth Capital title?

Would you like to know more? Get in touch!

Ivan Neirotti

we would like to hear from you!

At the European Youth Forum we are making sure that active youth participation is at the core of the European Youth Capital 2027 selection process. That's why we are looking for five young people who will form the EYC 2027 Focus Group.

what will you do?

Your valuable expertise will help the jury analyse the five short-listed candidate cities’ applications:

  • Chișinău (Moldova)
  • Fuenlabrada (Spain)
  • Málaga (Spain)
  • Parma (Italy)
  • Skopje (North Macedonia)

With the help of an expert, the focus group will dive deeper into the specific aspects of each city's application and develop recommendations that will help the jury decide who will be the European Youth Capital 2027. The assessment will also be sent to the finalists themselves as feedback on their applications.

more details

The Focus Group will meet in Ghent, Belgium (European Youth Capital 2024) on 23 and 24 July 2024. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the European Youth Forum.

For more information on the European Youth Capital title, please visit the website, or contact Ivan Neirotti, Senior Project Officer, at

sounds interesting?

Applications are now closed.

Application questions:

  1. How can you contribute with your experience to the work of the European Youth Capital 2027 Focus Group?
  2. In which way the participation of young people and youth organisations can have a positive impact on the city and its governance? How can the European Youth Capital title contribute to this?
  3. In your opinion, what is an ideal long-term legacy for the European Youth Capital year?
  4. Is there any reason that may prevent you from providing objective feedback on the applications of this year’s finalists? Please declare any connections you may have with the following cities:
  • Chișinău (Moldova)

  • Fuenlabrada (Spain)

  • Málaga (Spain)

  • Parma (Italy)

  • Skopje (North Macedonia)

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