Youth Festival “Up to You(th)” 2017 - Cyprus

For a third consecutive year, the Youth Board of Cyprus organised its annual Youth Festival, on 16 September 2017 at Strovolos Municipal Park.

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The slogan of the Festival was Up to You(th) and its aim was to spread the message that power and hope are in the hands of the new generation. It was a unique opportunity for young Cypriots to speak up, to express their views and aspirations for the future.

More than 2,000 young people attended the event from early afternoon until late at night.  Youth Organisations, NGOs, Youth Workers, young creators, children and families joined the event, interacted and were entertained, through exhibitions, workshops, art installations, constructions, games, live music, dance performances, wall climbing and many other activities. In addition, the Human Library and the Youth Hunt attracted many enthusiastic participants, GeekOtopos screened previews of short films, Cyprus Comic Con hosted Cosplay and a Europe Café by the Delegation of the European Commission in Cyprus offered an interesting discussion between members of the Parliament and young people. Finally, SciCo Cyprus carried out alternative science experiments to an enthusiastic crowd of young people.

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While all these fun and entertaining activities took place, an NGO Fair of 60 youth organisationsactive in topics such as human rights, the environment, animal rights and more was in full activity and attracted hundreds of young people.

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Jessica Walker