The 3rd World Youth Congress is coming to Scotland. The event is open to young people aged between 18 -25 (you must be at least 18 on 30th July 2005) and the congress theme is "Young People working together for a sustainable world community".
The main goals of the WYC series are to promote volunteering and global citizenship as well as sustainable lifestyles. Delegates will draw to the attention of government and aid agencies worldwide how much young people do and are doing to support the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals. This congress will bring together young development activists and government and UN development professionals to review best practice in youth led development and devise strategies to mobilise more young people to take part in them.
Who can apply?
All applicants must be 18-25 years old on 30th July 2005 and will fall under four categories:
1) Activists This conference is chiefly for young leaders in the youth-led development field. In order to qualify in this category you have to show your commitment to action by working on a pre-congress action project, that you can report on at the Congress. If you plan and implement a youth-led community improvement project between now and August 2005, we will welcome you to this Congress! All you have to do is pay your travel expenses - a limited number of scholarships may be available. It is, however, best to seek your own sponsorship. This is a conference where you will do more than sit around and draw up fine-sounding declarations: for at least 3 of the 10 days you will be out across Scotland working on projects.
2) Performers/Artists If you have a performance group of dancers, singers, actors, comedians with material that relates to the Congress themes, send us a video with some reviews and photographs, and we will consider you for the cultural programme that will take place every evening of the Congress.
3) Young Journalists If you work for a newspaper, radio or TV station, ask your employer/line manager to send you to report on this important world event.
4) Participants If the above goals interest you and you would like to learn about these issues from your peers around the world, send in an application form.
last date for registrations: January 2005