March 11, on the Day of Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence, Klaipėda city invites to celebrate the opening of Klaipėda – European Youth Capital 2021 together. The festive event will take place at 5 p.m. CET, and will be broadcasted on LRT PLUS television, find the event link on Facebook where the recording will be broadcasted with English subtitles at 6 p.m. with English subtitles. The opening event launches the start of major events, introduces the city, its uniqueness, young and talented people, local creators, performers, artists and politicians.
Klaipėda is the first city not only in Lithuania, but also in Northern Europe to win this important title for young people. The 2021 program includes 67 events, 70 different organizations and 133 ambassadors not only from many European, but also world countries. Full programme can be found here.
“This is a unique opportunity for our oldest Lithuanian city, counting its eighth century, to show that it is free, energetic, that its people have always been creative, that it is good for young people to be, study and create here. For me, as a person, coming from Klaipėda, it is especially pleasant to say this” – said the President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.
The idea of the event was inspired by youth and Klaipėda
Although the “Klaipėda – European Youth Capital 2021” project and its events have been taking place since the beginning of this year, the opening event, which marks a symbolic start, is an important message for Lithuania and Europe. With the opening event, each European youth capital launches the start of major events, introduces the city, its uniqueness, young and talented people, local creators, performers, artists, politicians.
“This title is a sign of appreciation for young people, which has required a lot of work and effort. I believe in the youth of Klaipėda, in those burning eyes and enthusiasm that we can be proud of and share with the entire Europe” – said the Mayor of Klaipėda Vytautas Grubliauskas during the opening of the European Youth Capital.
Greetings to Lithuania and Europe from Klaipėda will be sent by performers and evening guests coming from or living in Klaipėda: „The Roop“, Jurijus Veklenko, „Graži ir ta galinga“, „Royce“ and Vilius Popendikis, „Voiceless“ and many more.
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