Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22
By Sabina Ahmedova - Trend:
Ganja, Azerbaijan's second-largest city, was awarded the European Youth Capital 2016 title, Trend reported with the reference to European Youth Forum official website.
The President of the European Youth Forum, Peter Matjasic, said: "We congratulate Ganja for their strong, diverse and detailed proposal and their commitment to tackle issues such as youth participation, education, social inclusion, employment and volunteering."
Ganja won over rival bids from Vilnius (Lithuania), Varna (Bulgaria), Galway (Ireland), La Laguna (Spain) and Badajoz (Spain).
It should be noted that the European Youth Capital (EYC) is a title granted to a European city for a period of one year. During this period it is given the chance to showcase its youth-related cultural, social, political and economic life and development.