2nd Edition – Ancona, 15-18 June 2016
Press Conference, 31st of March 2016 – Auditorium Teatro delle Muse, Ancona.

Youth act as ambassadors and protagonists of the Adriatic and Ionian Macroregion through the universal language of sport. The youth are the hope of Europe.

The second edition of the “Adriatic and Ionian Macroregion Youth Games” is about to start. The organization of the event will be reconfirmed and consolidated not only as a sort of mini-Olympics Games for youth coming from the countries of the two shores or from this new community made of sharing values and ties. In fact, the event is also an occasion to meet new people, to share experiences, to promote the values of friendship, brotherhood, integration and cohesion among youth acting as ambassadors of an Europe of peace.

“Since the end of the last edition” said the mayor Valeria Mancinelli during the press conference, “we were intentioned to repeat the event and now this is going to happen. The Games will be surely an opportunity to breathe a cosmopolitan and enthusiastic air in a city that is re-identifying itself as a sea and sports town, through several international sports events such as the European Masters Athletics and the next edition of the Youth Games. I am sure that these days will be fantastic for all of us”.

“Everyone has practiced sport in his life and knows its values: sport means not only competitive spirit but also union and sharing”, said the President of Marche Region, Luca Ceriscioli. “The youth will remember these games as a unique and unforgettable experience, as an important moment of personal growth. In a period of great terror and insecurity for Europe, it is important to disseminate the idea of a peaceful world. Through sport, friendship and sense of union, the Games will be the opportunity to enhance that idea, creating ties, virtual bridges of connection and expressing the sense of the Adriatic and Ionian Macroregion”.