Baia Mare beats Iasi and Satu Mare to become Romania’s next Youth Capital

Baia Mare has won the title of Romanian Youth Capital, after beating in the final Iasi and Satu Mare, in a competition that also drew bids from Alba Iulia, Galati, Ploiesti and Suceava. Baia Mare will begin its mandate on 2 May 2018, according to

The title was awarded on Saturday, 11 November in the city of Bacau, current title holder, at the Youth Summit event. The event is carried out under the high patronage of the Romanian President.

“We are happy that Baia Mare was chosen the next Youth Capital in Romania with #UTurn, the concept picked by us. This title is not ours, but of the Baia Mare youth. We’ll see you next year in Baia Mare, the Youth Capital in Romania 2018-2019,” Daniel Orza, Baia Mare representative said.

Baia Mare will carry out its mandate between 2 May 2018 – 1 May 2019. The title also comes with an EUR 50,000 prize, offered by Romanian Commercial Bank. These awards are a starting point for the funding of the projects proposed by the title winner as well as a resource to use to attract additional funds.


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