Youth Forum – Information
The team of the Youth Forum arranges the involvement of the young generations into the intention of the World Culture Forum. Young perceptions and ideas of cultural, social, political, ecological and economic topics are in demand.
Within the European Congress in October 2009 there will take place workshops, panels and discussions intended for young people in the Conference Centre of the Deutsches Hygienemuseum Dresden. A one-day ticket for 10 Euro offers scholars, students and trainees to take part in the panel „Family and Career in European Cities“ planned by Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sprachenakademie Dresden, in the discussion „Knowledge connects Culture“ by Daetz Foundation and in the campus workshop „Today You look different: Body Images and the Intercultural Staging of the Body“.
Furthermore on the same date there will be the unique opportunity for young people to visit the regular programme of the European Congress 2009 and get together with internationally known personalities to discuss conceivabilities and expectations concerning the future Europe. Another platform for this purpose you will find in the lounge „Station Europa“ that inspires with its creative atmosphere the interchange of ideas.
A special event of this conference day is the festive Award Ceremony of the European Future City Youth Contest. In this Contest themed „move your city!“ the World Culture Forum in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and Instituts français has been looking for ideas and innovative concepts for a worth living and sustainable European City presented by artistic means like graphic arts, photography, video and performances. Out of the numerous submissions from over 15 countries the eight members of the jury have invited three teams to complete their projects in a three-day workshop. The best presentation at the European Congress 2009 will then be awarded and the winner team will be rewarded with a language course at the Goethe-Insitut or the Instituts français.
Project Management Youth Forum
Franziska Sophia Hoffmann, Frank Hirsch
Project Team Youth Forum
Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sprachenakademie Dresden