European Youth Council

Adam McElhinney and Sophie Doherty, Year 13, attended the 'EYC19 - Make It Happen Workshop’ at the Guildhall to share their thoughts on the importance of Youth Democracy and the need to improve education and employability for young people in the Derry-Strabane area. 

The event was part of the ongoing bid for the Derry-Strabane Council area to become 'European Youth Capital' in 2019, a title awarded to a European city for the period of one year, during which it will be given the chance to showcase its youth-related cultural, social, political and economic development.

The EYC initiative encourages innovative projects, with regard to the active participation of young people in society, and seeks to present a pilot model for the further development of youth policies in other European municipalities.

A successful EYC19 bid will see the council area as one of Europe’s most progressive and enlightened places for young people