Among the many advantages to travelling - exposure to new cultures, hearing new languages, experiencing foreign food and different climates - is the chance to sample and assimilate the vast wealth of street art (if you know where to look).
How I went from being a young person not in education, employment or training to organising art workshops for youth workers abroad.
For 2016, the capitals selected are Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain) and Wrocław (Poland). The cities have events throughout the year about music, cinema, theatre, literature and other performances.
Fancy trying your hand at journalism from the comfort of your own home? Then why not join cafébabel, the online magazine by and for young people in Europe?
Euan Berry, Abigail Harris and Annie Williams write about how reading is something everyone can enjoy Content provided by British Youth Council
Find out how artists, film makers, performers, book and cinema lovers and all types of cultural and creative professionals can take part in Creative Europe programme.