Under the slogan, «Up to You(th)», the Youth Board of Cyprus is organizing for the fifth consecutive year the Youth Festival, which will take place on Saturday, September 28th at the Acropolis Park in Nicosia.
The event concerns youth directly, and they are its protagonists, since its aim is to showcase youth as one of the most vibrant and hope-bearing groups of society.
This year marks the 25 year anniversary of the Youth Board itself, and this symbolism sends the message once again that the Youth Board stands by the youth of the island since its founding, invests in their future through innovative and creative programs, pertaining to education, training and information-sharing. In the last 25 years, the organization has been working diligently in order to offer to the youth, new spaces of freedom and expression, and to inspire them in order to be actively involved in creative sectors of social and artistic activity.
In this year’s Festival, we are holding again the NGO Fair, in collaboration with the NGO Support Center and the Cyprus Youth Council, with the participation of more than 75 organizations (NGOs) that are active in topics related to volunteerism, social welfare, the environment, culture, human rights and others.
Moreover, those attending the Festival will enjoy the music of cypriot bands, but also artists from Cameroon, as well as short films by Cyprus-based artists, participate in open discussions / debates, observe alternative science experiments, and meet ComicCon cosplayers. In addition, the Festival will give the opportunity for the audience to witness exiting new technology advancements and applications, to experience an alternative «human» library, but also to become familiar with EU programs and campaigns. There will also be a kids corner, with activities for children and a karagöz (shadow theatre) performance.
Finally, let us note that since 2017, all the activities of the Youth Board, including the Youth Festival are supported by the National Youth Strategy of Cyprus, which is the result of the work carried out by the organization in the last 25 years, thus imprinting the vision of the state for the youth.