The #main event for #youth and #students from all over the #world 🌍! XIX World Festival of Youth and Students is to be held on October 14-22, 2017 in #Sochi, Russia.
#Russia hosted the festival twice in its Soviet period of history - in 1957 (VI festival) and in 1985 (XII festival).
The Festival is aimed at consolidating the youth around the #idea 💡of justice, strengthening international ties, as well as promoting international and intercultural #cooperation.
Following the history of the festival movement, the 19th Festival will open a new phase in international cooperation and unite future generations behind the idea of #peace ✌ and #friendship 💂👳👲👱. The Festival is a platform for dialogue and a form of international communication. #Discussions 📣, a cultural program 🎻🖼, sporting #competitions 🏃 and an open dialogue within the framework of this event will help its participants to find a response to the challenges facing young people #today.
The Festival's discussion program includes various platforms, namely panel discussion, open #lectures and scientific conferences. The key issues on the preliminary agenda are as follows: "#Culture and #globalization", "Global #economy", "#Knowledge economy", "Social institutions' development" and "#Politics and international #security". More than 20 000 young people from 150 countries will participate in the Festival. The Festival's working languages are the 6 official languages of the United Nations.
#Application for the Festival is #available on the #website russia2017.com
Application forms are accepted from young people aged 18-35. Accommodation and food costs during the Festival shall be covered by the organizers. The sending party shall cover the #travel expenses to Sochi and back. Arrangement of charter #flights 🛫from various countries to Sochi is currently under consideration.
Participants of the Festival will get permission for a #visa-free entry to the Russian Federation.
The latest information about preparations for the Festival is available on the #official ✔ website: http://russia2017.com/, as well as on the Festival's #Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wfys2017/