EYC 2019 event hailed a success

Some of the young people pictured at the E.Y.C. Workshop in the Guildhall on Tuesday afternoon.

Some of the young people pictured at the E.Y.C. Workshop in the Guildhall on Tuesday afternoon.

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A large number of young people from across the Derry and Strabane council area attended the European Youth Capital 2019 youth engagement event held at the Guildhall on Tuesday.

The event was organised following Derry City and Strabane District Council’s success in being shortlisted to one of five finalists to become European Youth Capital in 2019.

The engagement event was organised to gauge the thoughts of young people in designing a real and meaningful programme.

Earlier this month the Council was successful in being shortlisted from 13 applicant cities to one of five finalists in the running for the prestigious title.

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Elisha McCallion, said the engagement event was a huge success and a very important part of the next phase of the process.

“We are obviously very proud of the fact that we have been shortlisted as finalists and we are very keen to focus our efforts on the next round of the competition by getting as many young people as possible from across the Council area involved in the process.

“Among the topics discussed at the event was youth democracy, health and wellbeing, access and inclusion, education and employment and culture programme. We are delighted to have young people signing up to support our bid.

“Winning the title would be huge for the city and district and would have a hugely positive impact for young people,” said Mayor McCallion.