Vill din kommun bli nästa European Youth Capital?

Do you dream to #YouthUp your city in 2023? Now this is your chance as we are launching the call for applications to be the European Youth Capital 2023. 

The European Youth Capital is a title awarded by the European Youth Forum designed to empower young people, boost youth participation and strengthen European identity.

Each year, a new European city is given the chance to showcase its innovative ideas, projects and activities that aim to raise up young voices and bring a new youth perspective to all aspects of city life.

The European Youth Capital title will be awarded for the 15 th time in 2023. The first time was in Rotterdam in 2009.

Why should a municipality apply to be the next European Youth Capital?

The European Youth Capital creates a positive impact in many areas:

  • Opens up new opportunities
  • Brings positive change
  • Encourages active participation
  • Promotes volunteering
  • Fosters European identity 
  • Champions diversity and inclusion
  • Strengthens youth organisations
  • Boosts Investment in youth
  • Amplifies your city’s voice in Europe
  • Turns your city into an international meeting point
  • Connects young people

Want to know more? Check out the ”European Youth Capital: ten years of boosting vibrant youthful cities” report here. 

How to apply?


The full call for European Youth Capital 2023 applications, with all the relevant dates and details.

The European Youth Capital 2023 ’Concept Note’ application form that cities must complete and submit. 

The European Youth Capital 2023 ’Concept Note’ application questionnaire to guide the application.  

The legal terms and conditions governing the competition, which should be signed and submitted together with other application documents. 

If you have any questions related to the application and selection procedure, please contact Rita Jonusaite (, Policy Officer, at the European Youth Forum’s Secretariat.

Deadline for applications: 12 January 2020