The COVID-19 pandemic has created new problems, needs and challenges for the population, especially for young people. Increasingly, it is essential that this group – the future of society – is prepared to deal creatively and entrepreneurially with the difficulties it faces, namely through the exploration of creative areas of interest.
We have therefore prepared a project based on the concept of “Creative Youth City” (CYC), which aims to transform cities into a space for sharing, training, experimentation and construction through creativity. Thus, through the implementation of different dynamics in different spaces of the city, we will promote the creative and entrepreneurial potential of young people and equal opportunities among young people from different contexts.
- Develop the creative and entrepreneurial potential of young people, as a way of motivating this group and amplifying their voice, inviting the public to pay attention to what young people have to say (through their own creative projects);
- Develop a program that helps young people to find sources of motivation, to try out their creative ideas and to take action, to be able to put into practice what they have learned at school (through the exploration of creative areas);
- Promote international and collaborative dialogue about youth, creativity and entrepreneurship, based on the identification and sharing of good practices, for the creation of a methodology based on the concept of “Creative Youth City” across Europe.
This project is developed in partnership with PSIENTÍFICA (Portugal) and ILMIOFUTURO (Italy) with the aim of making creative cities a European reference for the active participation of young people in their communities. The Creative Youth City project is being implemented with the support of the Erasmus+ programme.