World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue

Call for papers – World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue”

The Association Poesia e Solidarietà, the Study and Documentation Centre for Youth Culture of the University of Trieste, announced a call for papers for the 6th edition of the World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue” that will be held between 4 – 6 October 2013 in Trieste, Italy.

Under the theme of “Global/ City” this year’s Global Youth Forum aims to understand the challenges posed by globalization as citizens of a particular country and territory, learning to intertwine experiences and knowledge in order to build communities who have to interact on multiple levels.

The treatment of this topic is free and can be developed on the base of personal experiences lived by each participant but should be related to the following subthemes:

1) Elements & Ecosystem: The challenges of Ecosystem in everyday life.

2) Being Citizen in the Global/City: new duties, new rights, new commitment.

3) New Citizenship between Knowledge and Solidarity

4) Global/city in the arts: Arts as expression of “citizenship” in various epochs and cultures.



Participants must be between 18 and 35 years of age active in associations, clubs, artistic and cultural groups composed by young people, or particularly dedicated to young people. Furthermore, it is open to all those who deal with social issues or voluntary work.



Accomodation for 4 nights (from 3rd to 6th, check out on the 7th October) is provided for free only for the speakers. Meals are not covered, however the organisation arranged some cheap opportunities.

All people who want to participate in the Forum are recommended to search for sponsorship in their own countries for travel expenses and to find the cheapest way to travel. Compatibly with financial availability and on the case that travel costs are not paid by other institutions the Association can consider providing reimbursement of travel expenses for speakers up to 300 Euro.



To submit a paper, participants should send the title and a short abstract to by 23 August 2013. The selected speakers will be asked to send their full paper by 15 September 2013. To attend the Forum without submitting a paper, requests should also be sent to preferably by 23 August 2013.


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