“Right to Dialogue” World Youth Forum

Deadline: 30 June 2015 (extended)
Open to: young adults aged 18 to 35 from all over the world
Venue: 2 – 4 October  2015, Trieste, Italy


University of Trieste runs its 8th edition of world youth forum  “Right to dialogue”. The theme for this year is “Old and new poverties. Europe and other worlds”. The following fields of discussion are suggested:

  • Values
    Goods and values; economic and cultural values; modern and postmodern between ethics andeconomics;
  • Culture of wealth / culture of well-being
    From welfare to the «economics of happiness»? Needs and histories;
  • Strategies
    Out of poverty: growth or degrowth? Is there a global economy?
  • New poverties
    Loss of memory, loss of beauty, loss of identities, loss of rights: towards the «bare life»?

Participants are invited to present their own proposals within the suggested fields of discussion, or to present different topics / panels (within the given general theme) bringing their own local experiences, views and inputs from different scientific fields in a transdisciplinary perspective (economics, social sciences, history, psychology, arts, cultural studies, political science… ).


The present call is addressed to young adults aged 18 to 35, without distinction as to nationality.


The selection of speakers will be based upon the assessment of the abstracts (quality level, originality, adherence to the Forum’s theme), the applicants’ profiles, the budget available. Therefore the organization will accept a number of participants based on the actual financial availability, thus reserving the right of rejecting exceeding requests. The Forum’s organization will provide a 4 nights accommodation (lodging only) for the speakers:  check-in will be on October 1st, check-out on October 5th. The organization will contribute to the travel costs the selected speakers will have to sustain, for an amount that will not exceed 500 € per person. Given this threshold, the extent of the contribution will depend upon which party purchases the tickets.

How to apply?

Those who are interested in taking part to the Forum must apply by filling the form and  sending it to [email protected] The application deadline for the 8th edition of the World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue” (Oct 2-4, 2015 – Trieste, Italy) has been extended to June 30. The results for applications received by June 10 (the “old” deadline) will be disclosed by the first days of July; those for applications received between June 11 and 30 will be eventually disclosed, as soon as possible.

For more information, please check the official web-page or download the official call.

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