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Lublin in February ⎸ Things to do this winter in the European Youth Capital 2023


Get to know Lublin - the first Polish European Youth Capital! You might have not yet heard about this charming city which is the industrial and cultural centre for southeastern Poland, but hey - you will hear a lot more about Lublin during this year. Starting today.

Would you like to know more? Get in touch!

Ivan Neirotti

let's begin with a game

February in Lublin, the European Youth Capital 2023, has kicked off with an out-of-this-world event, the LubJam 2023 gaming experience happening on 3-5 February. Imagine you have only 48 hours to design and launch a new game? Challenge accepted. Young people from Lublin joined the 48-hour game jam to figure out how they can become game developers on their own.

Shall we move from gaming right to the business? Why not? As from 6 February, young people can submit their applications for the inter-university Lublin Up contest for the best business idea. This joint initiative is endorsed by the Lublin Municipal Office, the WeDo Foundation, and the Union of Lublin Universities. The contest will identify the best business concepts ideas presented by the students of Lublin universities.

At the same time, younger kids aged 10-12 are welcome to join the Book Team. The initiative is part of the @BookLifeProject: Book=Life Literary Cooperative for Youth Development highlighting the interplay between literature and life.

connecting with education & culture

Another exciting opportunity for the young people from Lublin is the Youth Inspires Districts programme. From 8 February until 13 March, everyone under 30 can submit ideas on innovative cultural initiatives. The winning concepts will be implemented in Lublin’s neighbourhoods thanks to freshly allocated funds. This cultural programme is open to all citizens aged 10-30 who live, study, or work in Lublin.

Early March will also be the best time to sign up for the Enterprising Youth project. Lublin-based schools that wish to enter the initiative should apply between 1 - 7 February. Later on, between 8-13 February, elementary schools are invited to register their interest in the Enterprising Kids project run in cooperation with the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.

Of course, all events and initiatives under the European Youth Capital logo welcome international participants, too! It is our priority to keep the door open to everyone added Lublin's team. In such spirit, they are ready to kick off another exciting initiative, Free WySPA Ukraine. Lublin University and Media Integrator(from 1 February to 10 December 2023) co-organised with the University College of Enterprise and Administration (WSPA) in Lublin.

sports fans won't be disappointed too

Between 16-19 February, Lublin will host the final games of the Suzuki Polish Basketball Cup and the opening of the long-distance Swimming Championships of Lubelskie Voivodeship on 11 February. This pool event known as AQUA Lublin will attract 250 competitors from the leading swimming clubs in the region. February will close with the Grand Prix of the Polish Swimming Cup (25-26 February). Those who prefer to train the brains over the body should enter a King Chess series of games organised by the Lublin Chess Club. The kick-off date is 11 February.

Moving from sports to culture, February in Lublin will be rich also in cultural events, such as the Débuts National Contest for Young Vocalists (20-28 February) and Regional Qualifiers for the 35th Physics School Contest (18 February). The city will also offer a lot of training opportunities, starting with the follow-up to the Leadership course in citizenship education and entrepreneurship organised with the Future Makers Forum. Young people who wish to boost their competences even more can also join a Training of leaders hosted in cooperation with the Here and There Foundation. Everyone is also invited to contribute to the Youth Civic Panel.

Last but not least, the Lublin's European Youth Capital team cares a lot about young people’s mental health. The city does not ignore the needs of professionals working with the youth, either. To talk about mental health and well-being challenges, the municipality will hold a conference in February, covering Behavioural Addictions among School Students as a Vital Problem of the 21st Century.

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