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On September 25-29th, 2014 the Rhodes Youth Forum for the fifth time has gathered together more than 100 young people who are prone towards responsibility and constructive behavior in the current changes the contemporary world is undergoing. The main purpose of the forum was to develop a road-map of initiatives to address social, economic, and political problems. For the second time in the history of the forum, young social entrepreneurs got chance to present their social initiatives and win the Youth Time Idea Grant. One of the working days was conducted jointly with World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” (WPFDC).
The Youth Time Global Forum 2015 took place from October 28th till October 31st in Barcelona. It was a unique event, which gathered together 123 participants from all over the world with the aim of coming to solutions for the most prevalent youth issues. The topic of the annual event was "The New Era of Employment and Education: Solutions for Change". The topic was relevant to the location and the current realities on the ground there, as in Barcelona unemployment and education are pressing, immediate issues. Young people who are looking for inspiration and people who have innovative ideas on how to tackle these issues were brought together at this event, to come to effective solutions for change. The program consisted, first, of workshops, in which participants were challenged to redefine the concepts of “employment” and “education”; and second, of project presentation meetings, in which participants and experts evaluated the proposals the presenters have made. The program also included roundtable discussions with prominent guests.
Youth Global Forum 2016 took place in Jakarta, Indonesia in November 23-27. The event gathered together more than 100 participants from all over the world. The topic of the annually organized event was related to the location and actuality of the matter. This year, it was "The Interdependence Between Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship - Creating a sustainable environment for social development through tech innovation".
From 23rd to 27th of November 2017, Youth Time International Movement in collaboration with the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare in the UAE hosted its third annual Youth Global Forum. The location for hosting the event was the cosmopolitan metropolis of Dubai with the forum bringing together over 100 experts and participants coming from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds. Attendees were exposed to a variety of innovative masterclasses and workshops which touched upon topics related to the overall theme of the event – Ethical Entrepreneurship in the Time of a Competitive Knowledge-based Economy. Further, thirteen social enterprise projects were presented by participants with one winner receiving Youth Time’s Idea Grant to convert their idea into a reality!
Youth Global Forum 2018 took place in Paris, France from December 2nd-6th and gathered together around 80 participants, experts and trainers from all over the world. The topic of the annual event was Worldwide Impact Investment: the Role of Entrepreneurs”. This three day forum saw attendants participate in various workshops, masterclasses and key-note speeches from the some of the world’s foremost experts in the field. The event culminated with fifteen project presenters getting the chance to showcase their projects with one ultimately winning the coveted Youth Time Idea grant to turn their project into a reality!
This week we are glad to present to you the next speaker at #YT Global Mr. Dimitris Psarrakis. YT sophomores know him from this year's Summer School, where he held a workshop on Daily Diplomacy. This time his role will be completely different. You will meet him on the second day of the Forum – Mr. Psarrakis will give a speech during the plenary session on "Challenging Youth Unemployment". Forum attendees will have the unique opportunity to get familiar with the EU policies that are striving to reduce youth unemployment from first-hand.
Organizing a multidisciplinary youth forum is a great challenge which requires many efforts and we are lucky that we have an international group of young and bright moderators who have helped us to hold the workshops and joint sessions. We would like to thank each of them in person. They invested their time and personal involvement into the development of diverse workshops and sessions from scratch to their final stage.
The Rhodes Youth Forum was the main youth event, organized by Youth Time. The Forum was held annually on the Greek island of Rhodes in the autumn. Traditionally, it is attended by some 150 young activists from around the world. The main purpose of the forum is to develop a road-map of initiatives to address social, economic, and political problems.
Why Global Forum instead of Rhodes Youth Forum? What projects is YT looking for? How much will the grant be and what do the other prizes consist of? All these questions and more will be answered by Youth Time president Julia Kinash in this interview.
Youth Time is organizing Youth Time Global Forum, a unique major event that will bring together over 100 participants from all over the world to interact in a supportive and creative environment and work together to find innovative solutions to their most urgent challenges. This exciting event will take place in one of the most attractive Mediterranean cities: Barcelona! Whether you're joining us there at the Global Forum or planning to visit this marvellous city during your next trip, we would like to share with you 5 secret hidden places with hundreds of years of history that not every tourist knows. Here is Youth Time's selection of the most special unknown historic sites of Barcelona.
The Youth Time Global Forum 2015 wrapped up its final session a week ago. You can follow all the updates about developments at the Youth Time Global Forum in Barcelona on social networks by using the #ytglobal hashtag. Or watch the videos from the Forum's live stream