We, the international initiative group of “Youth Time” movement, coming from different countries of the world, gathered in Prague on 11th December 2010, declare the following:
The young generation is the proactive part of the global society. We, the young people, are interested in planning and shaping our own future as well as the future of next generations.
Solidarity of young generations should offer alternatives to the global negative tendency of selfishness and consumerism, which leads to atomization of societies.
Being part of our societies, we support the following values:
- civic participation;
- community involvement;
- respect for family;
- traditions and heritage of the past;
- active approach for the future;
- intercultural and intergenerational dialogue;
- leading by example.
Therefore, we define our priorities as follows:
- to create a platform for promotion of the “Youth Time” movement, its values and principles as stated above
- to promote awareness among the youth concerning global challenges
- to encourage active, open and equal dialogue among youth worldwide
- to facilitate the process of sharing knowledge, experience and values between generations
- to preserve national and cultural identity while valuing unity and diversity
- to engage the representatives of the youth actively involved in the private, public and civil society sectors to promote the values and principles of the “Youth Time” movement
- to invite representatives of the private and public sectors to support the “Youth Time” movement
- to establish and develop communication and cooperation between the “Youth Time” movement and fellow organizations
Hereby, the initiative group declares the foundation of the “Youth Time” movement with its organizational structure to be registered in Czech Republic.
Prague, 11th December 2010
|TEAM||Be an active member of the YT community – Take the initiative in the framework of YT – Can be involved in providing informational and content support||Priority participation in YT events during the current year, except Rhodes Youth Forum – Most active representative can upgrade his status to a Silver* member (after the first 6 months of active collaboration with YT) – Subscriptions of YT magazine for 6 months (* Necessary to pay differences between statuses in case if you want upload next level of membership)||Membership fee – 100 EUR per year|
|SILVER||Can be involved in providing informational and content support – Be an active member of the YT community – Take the initiative in the framework of YT||Priority participation in one of own YT projects or in an event organized by YT in partnership with other organizations of the current year – Publication in the magazine / digest – Subscriptions of YT magazine for one year – Most active representative can upgrade his status to a Golden* member (after the first 6 months of active collaboration with YT) – Opportunity to get individual travel grant in case one participates in events arranged by Youth Time or its partners** (* Necessary to pay differences between statuses in case if you want upload next level of membership – (** Individual travel grant can be obtained only once per year and its amount can not exceed 350 EUR or 50% of travel expenses fee €200 per year)||Membership fee – 200 EUR per year|
|GOLD||Be an active member of the YT community – Take the initiative in the framework of YT – Can be involved in providing informational and content support – Can be selected as a moderator of YT events||Priority participation in Rhodes Youth Forum – Guaranteed participation in one of own YT projects or in an event organized by YT in partnership with other organizations of the current year – Publication in the magazine / digest – Subscriptions of YT magazine for 1 year – The most striking representative may join the advisory group or become advisory – Exemption from payment of the conference fee at the events arranged by YT||Membership fee – 250 EUR per year|
|ADVISORY GROUP||Participation in regional events and promotion of YT and its values – Coordination of projects||Initiation and preparation of roundtable discussions, seminars, workshops in the framework of the activities program of YT movement – Coordination of the group of moderators – Taking part in YT activities – Publication in the magazine/digest – The opportunity to participate Rhodes Youth Forum – No conference fees at the events arranged by YT – Travel expenses covered by YT at the events arranged by YT||No fee. Appointed by the president or ambassadors committee of the Youth Time Movement|
|AMBASSADOR||Participation in regional events and promotion of YT and its values – Searching for possible partners, supporters and friends for YT – Distribution of the YT magazine in his region||"Deliberative body" powers – Opportunity to participate in the annual meeting of the coordinating committee of YT ambassadors – Initiation and preparation of roundtable discussions, seminars, workshops in the framework of the activities program of YT movement – Involvement in the development of themes and scientific programs of YT – Taking part in YT activities – Opportunity to be the official representative of YT at events supported by YT or interesting for development of YT – To be an exclusive representative of YT in your region –Shipping costs covered by funds of YT – No conference fees at the events arranged by YT||No fee. Applicant have to be a member who involved in YT activities more than two years. He/she should submit a proposal which is to be considered by the president of the Youth Time Movement|
All the registered members are guaranteed to get:
- Name cards in accordance with their status
- Youth Time online info letter
- Visa support when traveling in the interests of YT
Membership Registration Procedure:
Internal rules of Youth Time membership:
- Comply with the Manifesto of the Youth Time (Organization);
- Share the values of the Organization;
- Perform and follow the internal documents of the Organization;
- Participate in the activities of the Organization; help address the challenges facing the Organization;
- Timely payment of membership fees;
- Regularly provide a summary (including photos) on the results of activities in the region if the activity is associated with the concerns and interests of the Organization (with the possibility of further publication of any content);
- Assistance and cooperation with the Organization is free of charge except in cases where business obligations preclude this;
- Enhance the efficiency of the Organization by activities performed;
- In carrying out own activities take into account decisions of the General Meeting and the recommendations of the Board of the Organization;
- Operate according to the principles of respect for members, of human decency, preventing the abuse of belonging to the Organization;
- Comply with the principles adopted by the Organization concerning the behavior with both the members of the Organization and third parties;
- Do not take any actions that violate the Charter of the Organization, friendly relations ethics as well as actions that can cause material and other damage;
- Refrain from activity which contradicts purposes and objectives enshrined by the Organization.
Withdrawal & Expulsion procedure:
A member can withdraw from membership any time.
- A member wishing to withdraw is kindly advised to contact YT to inform his/her intention and receive the form “Notice of Withdrawal” from YT.
- A member who withdrew from YT membership will no longer get special assistance from YT but remains being a member of YT community.
- A member is also regarded as withdrawn if annual membership fee is in arrear and is still arrear after the end of fiscal year passed in disregard of reminders.
If either of the following situations occurs, the Youth Time may adopt a resolution on the expulsion of the member.
- The member violated any article of the Internal rules (see above)
- The member defamed Youth Time or committed an act against the purpose of Youth Time International Movement.
The member expulsed will receive a notice of expulsion.
A member who forfeited a membership is no longer allowed to take part in events arranged by Youth Time or represent its interests within other public initiatives.
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YOUTH TIME GLOBAL FORUM 2015
Date and place: October 28-31, 2015, Barcelona, Spain.
Participants: around 100 young people from all parts of the world.
Theme: The New Era of Employment and Education: Solutions for Change
Result: During the forum, youth from all over the world presented 16 projects. Only the best were honored with four awards: a realization grant for the best project, two fully-paid scholarships to the Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic, and a six-month-long paid internship at the IES consulting company in Barcelona.
HAMBURG SUMMER SCHOOL
Date and place: June 18-22, 2015, Hamburg, Germany.
Participants: 30 most active young people from different countries.
Theme: Crisis and Society: Issues of Management
Result: Participants are equipped with the necessary skills to build collective forms of thinking, and they had the opportunity to study key approaches to public diplomacy, conflict resolution, social integration, and stereotype elimination. They were encouraged to think beyond their regular daily reasoning in order to take context-sensitive actions in response to social crises and conflicts. More precisely, they took part in various workshops and training sessions that included team-building interactive activities, collaborative participation and feedback exchange, They had the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of negotiating skills and stress management, two essential topics that are pressing issues in our fast-paced world.
YOUTH TIME AMBASSADORS MEETING 2014
Date and place: October 17-19, 2014, Bordeaux, France.
Participants: 8 Youth Time Ambassadors from different countries+7 special guests.
Theme: The First Youth Time Ambassadors meeting.
Result: Participants defined the features of YT and its specific place in the world of NGOs. They were agreed that YT is a dynamic youth-led initiative that empowers, engages and inspires young people from around the world in a powerful and innovative way. As work output there was provided a short definition of YT: “An international NGO founded by active young people to provide unique opportunities for youth to shape their future, independent of any political or governmental influence”.
Having discussed ambassador’s special responsibilities and privileges participants defined their concrete personal impact and possible partners that can be attracted to develop YT activities in different countries.
After summing up the results ambassadors were given specific tasks to be complete before
deadlines in the nearest months.
V RHODES YOUTH FORUM
Date and place: September 25-29, 2014, Rhodes, Greece
Participants: over 100 participants from 43 countries
Theme: Positive participation of young people in the life of society: from individual initiatives to collective cooperation.
Result: This year the forum has become a platform for presentations in three different spheres: Youth Diplomacy and International Relations, Modern Learning Environment and Social Entrepreneurship. The winners from India, Morocco, Nepal and Slovenia will implement their projects in 2015. Interview and Q&A sessions have let participants to ask specific questions and get straight answers from honorable guests, CEOs and experts in business, marketing, international relations, information warfare and social entrepreneurship. During the Global Roadmap of Youth Initiatives 2021: Occupation of the Future participants had a chance to build a picture of the nearest future and set long-term goals. Joint Session with WPF “Dialogue of Civilizations”: Collective Memory: How to avoid the future conflicts?” has opened an intergenerational dialogue. All the participants with the help of young facilitators have shared their views on the past conflicts focusing on the results of the I World War. Working together both youth and elder generation have analysed negative and positive scenarios of the world development and designed a detailed proposal on how to avoid possible conflicts in future.
SIENA SUMMER SCHOOL
Date and place: June 20-24, 2014, Siena, Italy
Participants: 15 active members of the YT Movement + 15 newcomers
Theme/Goal: Work. Life. Balance. Test/Taste your life! The goal was to study current trends, acquire knowledge and develop skills to manage time for work and life and strike the balance among various life spheres.
Result: In the “Work” part of the School participants learnt how to perform successful public speeches and presentations. In the “Life” part they discovered the basic secrets of the art of interview and improved their “hear-and-listen” and time management skills. On the third, so-called “Balance” day, participants will also had a chance to conduct their own workshops and hold a roundtable discussion on the topic “Work and Life Integration. How to be a Human Being”.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM “NEW PARADIGM O FEDUCATION: EUROPEAN DIALOGUE”
Date and place: November 25 – 28, 2013, Paris, France
Participants: More than 50 young researchers, teachers, representatives of institutions, NGO and business, media–professionals and young community leaders from 23 countries.
Theme/Goal: To expand the youth’s possibilities to play a constructive role in changing the educational paradigm; to unite young people from different countries and open the dialogue on problems and hassles which faces the education nowadays; to define basic requirements from different stakeholders of education and to introduce young leaders as an active part in co-designing the education of the future.
Result: As the outcome of the Forum participants issued the Paris Youth Declaration "New Paradigm of Education" where the youth vision of education presented.
IV RHODES YOUTH FORUM
Date and place: September 28 – October 1, 2013, Rhodes, Greece
Participants: More than 100 young activists, experts, and guests from 46 countries
Theme/Goal: Modern Youth Society: How to Build and Be Involved? / To discuss various issues that affect the future (digitization and other transformations of the modern society, challenges in intercultural and international relations, the role of young people in the society) and find joint fresh solutions.
Result: Four of sixty presented during RYF 2013 projects were awarded with financial grants. Young leaders from all over the world shared their personal intellectual efforts to prepare the “World Roadmap of Youth Initiatives 2021”, which summed up forum discussions, and the Youth Declaration on Education.
DUBROVNIK SUMMER SCHOOL
Date and place: July 21 – 25, 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Participants: 30 active members of the YT Movement
Theme/Goal: To train new skills and invoke knowledge of YT activists in aspects of the social work, such as: creation and promotion of NGOs, fundraising, networking and social entrepreneurship.
Result: YT members developed their skills in the field of social work and got basis to develop quality of implementation of their own projects as well as projects of the movement.
III RHODES YOUTH FORUM
Date and place: September 28 – October 1, 2012, Rhodes, Greece.
Participants: 126 people, among them: 88 young activists from countries, experts, VIP guests, journalists and members of the media team.
Theme/Goal: This year the format of the forum was changed. It became more strategic and had practical approach. YT gave a chance to young activists to present their projects in 4 fields: Education and Employment, Intercultural Projects, Media and Social Projects, Improving the Quality of Life.
Result: The preference was given to the most outstanding and socially significant projects. The winner projects from Lebanon, Nepal, Russia, Zambia, India contained proposals for establishing Youth Resource, implementing peaceful journalism, conducting games to raise social awareness of ecological issues, creation of a clothes bank.
STIRIN SUMMER SCHOOL
Date and place: 15 – 19 of July 2012, Štiřín, Czech Republic .
Participants: 30 active members of the YT Movement.
Theme/Goal: To train YT activist’s skills in such areas as organizing youth conferences, high level discussions, and social projects.
Result: A team of professionals is formed to carry out and implement YT projects.
INDIA YOUTH FORUM
Date and place: March 29 – April 1, 2012, New Delhi, India.
Participants: 232 young activists, experts, VIP guests from 39 countries and students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi).
Theme: Country and Society of My Dreams.
Goal: Develop new general models of the new society of the XXI century.
Result: A global project “The World of My Dream” helps to create and visualise an image with ideal countries.
II RHODES YOUTH FORUM
Date and place: 10 – 14 of October 2011, Rhodes, Greece.
Participants: More than 150 young enthusiastic people from 50 countries.
Theme: Range of possibilities for the future of young people.
Goal: Joint search for development scenarios of the future.
Result: Creation of 12 positive scenarios of the development of the future.
ALTAI SUMMER SCHOOL
Date and place: 15 – 21 of July 2011, Altai, Russia.
Participants: 50 active members of the Youth Time Movement.
Theme/Goal: Teaching members of the movement practical skills in the creation and implementation of youth projects.
Result: Creation of the Youth Time asset, which takes part in the realization of a majority of the movement’s projects.
INTERNATIONAL CONCEPT COMPETITION: “SPACE AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY”
Date: April 2011
Participants: More than 400 young designers and journalists from 14 countries.
Theme: Space and the Future of Mankind.
Goal: Attract the youth to designing the future of civilization, taking into account development of the technological progress.
Result: 17 authors of the best articles and design works were awarded the grand prize – a trip to the launch site “Baikonur” (Kazakhstan).
THE RHODES YOUTH FORUM
Date and place: 3 – 6 of October 2010, Rhodes, Greece.
Participants: 150 young activists from 34 countries.
Theme: Working-out a scenario of the world community development.
Goal: Involve the youth in the process of the solution of global problems and working-out scenarios of humankind’s development in the future.
On October 4, 2010, on the Island of Rhodes in Greece, 150 energetic young people gathered to attend the first Rhodes Youth Forum. They came from 34 different countries to listen to reports and to talk about issues the world’s social development. During the forum participants discussed questions concerning everyday life which young people often do not ponder: “How do young people see their future? What differences exist in the worldviews of young people from different countries and regions of the world? What can be done to pave the way towards a better future?” As the result of the Rhodes Youth Forum a new initiative to create an organization that could continue to support the activities of the youth on the ongoing basis was launched. This new international youth movement was officially founded on December 11, 2010 in Prague. The Prague manifesto of Youth Time specified the guiding principles of the new international movement. The name of the movement, “Youth Time”, refers to the years of the youth as the happiest and most active period of life. Young people should use it properly in order to do their best for their own future and the future of older and younger generations.
Youth Time is an internationally oriented non-profit, non-political organization which actively represents a platform of dialogue between cultures and generations. We inspire and engage young people from all over the world, by encouraging them to develop their social leadership skills as well as to take upon their civil responsibility. Youth Time provides opportunities to take part in various projects, to help youth acquire new knowledge and skills in social and public sphere as well as to built up relations with other young social leaders.
The younger generation takes the most active role in shaping our global community. Young people want to see and create a wealthy future for themselves and for the generations to come. We call for the youth to be aware of the current global issues and be pro-active when it comes to solving them. We would like to encourage active, open, and equal dialogue among the youth worldwide; to preserve national and cultural identity while valuing unity and diversity; and to facilitate the process of sharing knowledge, experience, and values between generations.
We work on drafting, implementing, and synchronizing projects that aim for a better future in different spheres, primarily by establishing an active dialogue between and within generations, and by motivating the youth to be more active in their own lives and in public life.
• Creating a network and platform for promoting the values and principles of the Youth Time International Movement;
• Stimulating an active intercultural dialogue and dialogue between generations based on the principles of openness, respect, and equality;
• Facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, values, and experience through exchanges between generations;
• Preserving national and cultural identities even though we recognize universal and indigenous values;
• Understanding the global challenges facing today’s youth;
• Inviting young people to promote the values and principles of the Youth Time International Movement;
• Establishing contacts and promoting cooperation between the Youth Time International Movement and other friendly organizations.