10-21 August 2008
What is the World Youth Congress?
The 4th World Youth Congress will bring 600 of the world's most dynamic young activists in the field of sustainable development to Québec from 120 different countries.
The congress offers a unique opportunity to meet and work alongside young people who are really doing things and going places. This event sets a new standard for international youth events, and will be the largest and most inspirational gathering of its kind for young people taking place anywhere in the world in 2008.
There is a strong role at the Congress for young journalists, cultural performers (e.g. dancers / actors / film makers / musicians), as well as for those with an interest in sustainable development, but less personal experience in this area.
Delegates will join forces with young Canadians to undertake hands-on community action projects across Québec, and will help shape international policy by documenting and showing governments what young people are doing to achieve the MDGs.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the congress take place?
The congress will be take place from the 10th to the 21 of August 2008.
Where will the congress be hosted?
The congress will be hosted at Laval University in the beautiful city of Québec.
What is so unique about the World Youth Congress Series?
The first World Youth Congress coined the term, Youth-led Development. Each subsequent Congress has worked to mainstream YLD in the development community. It is the only International Youth Gathering to focus on this issue so if you are a young person and want a chance to help make poverty history, you should be involved.
How can I participate?
The World Youth Congress invites young people of many talents to participate in the event.
Deadline of application: 31 October 2007