The City Hall of Bacau has started on Tuesday the Youth Capital of Romania programme, the title that the city will hold 2 May 2017 – 1 May 2018.
The title was officially taken over at a press conference, with the occasion of also releasing the competition for designating the city that will be the Youth Capital of Romania between May 2018 and May 2019.
In the following year, both the municipality and the Youth Federation in Bacau, aim to organize over 100 events and over 1,500 activities, with 344,000 both local and national beneficiaries, and also over 1,800 volunteers.
Mayor of Bacau Cosmin Necula stated a month ago, that this project is important both to Bacau and the entire north-east region.
“It’s a special project for Bacau city, a project that is can place Bacau on Romania’s map of events. It’s paramount for the entire north-east region, which is considered to be one of the poorest regions in the European Union (EU). I believe that this project needs to be carried out each year in Bacau. The financial proposal of allocating 2 million lei must exist each year for the young people of Bacau city. We will have as many and different events as possible, based on the creations of youngsters who will gain these funds. I believe that the main investment that we can make, as an executive, is the investment in youngsters, an investment that will bear fruit in 10-15 years. This title also means, apart from youngsters’ recognition, a great challenge and a great obligation for Bacau city to successfully carry out its mandate. Timisoara has done it with great success,” Mayor Necula said.
The appointment of Bacau city as the future Youth Capital of Romania took place at a gala, hosted in November 2016 by the western city of Timisoara, the first city to hold this title in the country.
Bacau municipality has won a 50,000-euro prize awarded the Youth Council of Romania, the SHARE Federation in Cluj-Napoca, the PONT Group and the Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) .