Lublin was the first city in Poland being granted the European Youth Capital title. Currently, it lingers on and at the beginning of the year, the first independent Youth Policy Bureau in Poland was established.
The new Youth Policy Bureau is a pledge of subsequent ventures for Lublin as a friendly, accessible city and provides a wide range of development opportunities for youth. In the light of current needs, we are reshaping Lublin's youth policy and concluding work on a document that will define the youth development path in Lublin until 2030. Additionally, the experience gained during EYC 2023, we will, undoubtedly, use over a new challenge we face like European Capital of Culture 2029 competition - says Beata Stepaniuk-Kuśmierzak, Deputy Mayor of Lublin for Culture, Sport and Participation.
The new Youth Policy Bureau adopts further efforts of the European Youth Capital team aiming at coordination and support, networking, management and monitoring of programmes, projects, organisations and institutions that support youth development in Lublin. Moreover, the Bureau will be supervising cooperation with numerous units, domestic and foreign, working for youth communities, including other European Youth Capitals. Secondly, it will initiate programmes for young people developing social skills, competences and support civic attitudes. Main activities also include organising conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings for communities working with youth, as well as youth policy management. The Youth Policy Bureau will be led by Agnieszka Parol-Górna, Coordinator of European Youth Capital Lublin 2023.
At the same time, at the beginning of the year, the Mayor of Lublin appointed the Plenipotentiary for the European Capital of Culture 2029. The new tasks of Katarzyna Duma, still holding Mayor's Spokesperson position, will include coordinating projects on Lublin bid entering the competition for European Capital of Culture 2029 title.