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A new youth policy for Lublin – officially one of Poland’s top cities to live in!

A new youth policy for Lublin – officially one of Poland’s top cities to live in!


Published on 24 April 2024

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Lublin was the first city in Poland to hold the prestigious title of European Youth Capital in 2023 and is now one of the first cities to have a dedicated youth policy. The new policy is the culmination of extensive consultation and research. It completes the commitments under the European Youth Capital bid and forms an important component of the Lublin 2030 Strategy. Throughout 2023, the city delivered a packed programme of events, primarily focussed around young people. The latest tourism data shows that of the more than 1.6 million people who visited Lublin in 2023, almost half were young people, demonstrating the strong appeal of the city to that demographic.

The target age group for Lublin’s youth policy are young people aged between 13 and 26. The policy covers those who study, work and live in Lublin – including all those who chase their dreams and those who spend their leisure time in the city! It’s based on the principles of diversity, subjectivity, open-mindedness, equality, community and safety, providing direction in terms of the needs of young people, and guidance for those working with them.

The most significant subjects that emerged during the research and public consultations included topics related to well-being and health protection, inclusive and environmentally-friendly public transport, educational quality, accessibility, and an innovative, sustainable labour market.

In a recent competition by Business Insider, Lublin was ranked as Poland’s second best city to live in – beating  Warsaw, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Kraków, and Białystok! The ranking reviewed economic indicators such as salaries and housing prices, as well as non-financial aspects. Some of the high scoring features for Lublin included good access to healthcare, low crime rates, good air quality and the availability of housing. The city has a lot to offer – including being a student city with a great environment for professional development, and as an attractive, well-connected place for businesses to invest.