Good day for peace: invitation to the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students

Posted: 2017-04-14
Written by: EU Network
Category: Russia
Tagged: youth world peace


The Festival has it's long history coming from the end of World War 2, when it was initiated by the World Federation of Democratic Youth. In 2014-2015 National Youth Council of Russia initiated the idea to bring Festival to Russia and after the decision of WFDY, it will be in Sochi this year.

In 2017 the Festival, respecting the past, will bring new features, innovations and will unite about 20 000 young people from 150 countries with different political views, social and cultural backgrounds, ideas and thoughts, experiences.
Festival is aimed at consolidating the youth around the idea of peace, solidarity and social justice, strengthening international ties, as well as promoting international and intercultural cooperation. Discussions, cultural program, sport competitions, exhibitions, spaces for the exchange of the experiences and many more - the days in Sochi will be full of activities and events.

The Festival's discussion program will cover the key issues: Education, History, Culture, Economy and entrepreneurship, Science and technology, Health and social welfare, Ecology, Politics and international security, Architecture and Urbanization, Mass Media, Civic society and Volunteers, as well as the Forum of WFDY member organizations, with special thematic dicsussions and workshops.


Dates and venue: 14-22 of October, 2017 in Sochi, Russian Federation


Working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish (6 official languages of the United Nations).

Participants: aged 18-35, representatives of youth NGOs, young journalists, artists and sportsmen, leaders of youth organizations and political parties, young professors and scientists, compatriots and foreigners who study Russian language, as well as just young people who is really motivated to participate in WFYS2017.
Application for the Festival: or


Deadline for application: 15 May 2017 (but it's better to do in advance).


Costs: Free, without any participant’s fee. Participants of the Festival will get free visa to the Russian Federation. Accommodation and meals during the Festival will be covered by the organizers. Travel expenses to Moscow/Sochi and back: by sending party/or by participants.
Links to social networks and more info:
Youtube Channel

Text in RUSSIAN is available here.


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