19th World Festival of Youth and Students will unite 20,000 young leaders from more than 150 countries.
The WFYS aims to consolidate international youth community, strengthen international ties, as well as promote international and intercultural cooperation. One of the main goals of the upcoming Festival is shaping a common vision of the future by the young leaders from different countries, trying to articulate responses to the most pressing challenges of the generation. The main agenda of the discussion program is to encompass the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations.
The program of the WFYS 2017 involves various platforms, including panel discussions and open lectures on topical issues of youth policy and international relations, sports competitions, as well as a number of cultural and creative events. Tentatively, key issues of the event will be: «Culture and globalization», «Global economy», «Knowledge economy», «Public institutions’ development», «Politics and international security». Furthermore, each day of the Festival program will be dedicated to a particular region of the world, and its final chord will be the day of Russia.
The working languages of the Festival are the 6 official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
- free visa (simplified regime)
- all the facilities at the venue
- transfer in Russia
- unique uniforms
- unforgettable memories
However, the airfare to the Festival venue (city of Sochi) and back shall be covered by the participant / the sending party. At the same time, the organizers are currently working to arrange charter flights to Moscow from different countries and regions of the world to make it possible to provide low fare tickets.
- Young people aged between 18 and 35 year old.
- Leaders of youth NPOs, young journalists, creative youth (musicians, writers, artists, directors, etc.), sports youth (leaders of student sports clubs, professional sportsmen), young workers, young IT-specialists, and engineers, young leaders of student governments, leaders of political parties’ youth organizations, young faculty members, young scientists (social studies and humanities, natural and technical sciences), foreigners learning Russian language, interested in Russian culture, etc.
If you are a foreign citizen and you would like to participate as a volunteer, during the registration on the official website of the Festival in the field «Motivation to participate in the Festival» please specify, among other things, «I want to become a volunteer of the Festival», and briefly describe your experience, if any.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2017Application ClosedOfficial link