Rhodes Youth Forum, II Annual Ses­sion

The sec­ond ses­sion of the Rhodes Youth Forum will take place from Octo­ber 10 to 14, 2011 on the Island of Rhodes (Greece). The par­tic­i­pants of the ses­sion con­sist of more than 150 socially active young peo­ple from 50 coun­tries around the world. The cen­tral theme of the meet­ing is range of pos­si­bil­i­ties for the future of young people. In 2010, the first Youth Forum pro­posed a struc­ture which would sup­port the activ­i­ties of the Rhodes Youth com­mu­nity on a per­ma­nent basis. This deci­sion became a real­ity on 11 Decem­ber 2010, in Prague. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of youth from dif­fer­ent coun­tries have estab­lished an inter­na­tional youth move­ment, Youth Time, a non-​profit, non-​governmental and non-​political asso­ci­a­tion of young peo­ple.

Through the activ­i­ties of Youth Time, this year’s agenda has been expanded and new par­tic­i­pants from dif­fer­ent coun­tries have been involved. In 2011, at Rhodes, we will debate:

  • inter­na­tional youth orga­ni­za­tions and projects
  • issues of youth par­tic­i­pa­tion in social processes
  • value sys­tems of these activities
  • social media
  • the future of the inter­na­tional legal system
  • essen­tial edu­ca­tional opportunities
  • the devel­op­ment of forms of cre­ative leisure

One of the goals of Youth Time is to cre­ate a “road map” for inter­ac­tion with offi­cial agen­cies work­ing with young peo­ple in dif­fer­ent regions of the world and to develop venues for shar­ing suc­cess­ful real­iza­tions of youth projects. The pro­gram of the Rhodes Youth Forum is based on ple­nary ses­sions and dis­cus­sions in the for­mat of round tables. The inter­ac­tive for­mat of “Futur­oo­braz” will focus on trends shap­ing the future of the city.

The main orga­nizer of the Rhodes Youth Forum is the Youth Time Inter­na­tional Move­ment with the sup­port of the World Pub­lic Forum “Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions”.