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Caravaca, headquarters of the 'European Youth Meeting 2018', in which a hundred young people and authorities from seven countries participate (25/07/2018)

Caravaca de la Cruz is the venue for this week's 'European Youth Meeting 2018', a meeting that includes students and authorities from eight cities in France, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Poland and Germany, along with young people from Caravaca.

The mayor, José Moreno, accompanied by the Councilor for Youth, Esther Poveda, and a representative of the Municipal Corporation, has welcomed the participants in this European youth meeting, which is held on a regular basis, in the Plenary Hall of the City Council. annual and rotating in each of the cities involved in the project.

The mayor recalled that Caravaca is "a city used to welcome, because the presence of Vera Cruz since the thirteenth century made our town a center of pilgrimage."

"The most important thing these days is that we all live together and get to know each other, that we know how to value all that we have in common and we enrich ourselves with what differentiates us and what helps us to increase our European culture," he said.

José Moreno also thanked the work developed by the municipal area of ​​Youth to return to host this meeting and said that "the annual nature of this activity allows consistency and consistency over time to meet the objectives pursued and this is so thanks to the commitment of the politicians who in each municipal government are still betting on these meetings of young Europeans ".

The 'European Youth Meeting' is carried out thanks to the collaboration established between municipalities of Spain (Caravaca de la Cruz), Czech Republic (Klimkovice), Germany (Obertshausen and Meiningen), Austria (Laakirchen), Poland (Mikolow), Slovenia (Illava ), France (Sta. Genevive des Beveos), Portugal (Penafiel) and Italy (Gemona del Fruili).

In 2008 Caravaca de la Cruz joined these European cities, through the city of Obertshausen, and in 2009 it was the venue for the first time.

The common objective of the participating cities in the 'European Youth Meeting' is to favor the European sense among the youth population, through experiential experiences that allow to know at first hand the culture of the different countries.

The presence of authorities in each country also allows for the exchange of opinions and experiences regarding youth policies.

The program that has been designed for both authorities and young participants aims to promote personal knowledge, intercultural learning and get closer to the culture, heritage and traditions of Caravaca de la Cruz.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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