HOTELIERS GIVE THEIR BACKING TO EUROPEAN YOUTH CAPITAL ’19 BID
Addressing a hoteliers meeting in the Waterfoot Hotel yesterday, Linda explained how passionate she is about the project and spoke about the benefits the title would being to young people in the Derry~Londonderry and Strabane areas.
Earlier this week the final EYC19 bid document was submitted to the judges with the winning city expected to be announced on 16 November.
Linda spoke about the significance of EYC19 and how hugely important it is for people in the North West in terms of providing them with a voice and new opportunities. “If we believe, we can achieve. Our youth is our future,” she said.
The meeting which was organised by Odhran Dunne from Visit Derry said hoteliers attending the meeting were pleased to get an update and to hear at first hand details of the EYC19 bid.
“The EYC19 team spoke in depth about the importance of EYC19 to our youth population and encouraged the hoteliers to not only get behind the bid but to help spread the word among their peers, their youth employees (15-24 year olds).
“We were particularly interested to hear about the youth employment projects and how the local hospitality sector can assist.”
Emma Quinn, project officer with EYC explained that there are so many ways in which people can engage and be part of the bid.
“We are encouraging as many people as possible to help support the bid and get involved,
“You can contribute to the programme of events by submitting programme ideas and following EYC19 on our many EYC social media channels and helping to share the word.
If successful the Derry Strabane bid would result in a year-long focus in 2019 on events, programmes and initiatives that will benefit young people in the city and district and will leave a lasting legacy.