The ninth edition of Your Europe, Your Say! took place during the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), an initiative to celebrate cultural heritage and bring it closer to citizens.
The heading for the young people's debates was: "United in diversity: a younger future for European culture – can European youth take European culture to heart"? The event and its key subject underlined the importance of strengthening the participation of young people in civil society, while drawing on their thoughts about cultural diversity. YEYS 2018 went beyond the established arts and culture industry to address the cultural experiences and aspirations of young Europeans – and how they contribute to shaping, embracing and also critically reflecting European culture.