Youth Future Conference 2013
Organization: Youth Future Project e.V.
Venue: Youth Hostel Bonn Venusberg
|Event Date/Time: Sep 01, 2013 / 1:00 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)||End Date/Time: Sep 07, 2013 / 2:00 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)|
|Registration Date: Aug 15, 2013|
We, the Youth Future Project, are 15 people from Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, who are currently organizing the with the support of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation (awards the “Alternative Nobel Prize”) and the German Environmental Foundation. The Youth Future Project is the youth network of the Right Livelihood Foundation and the conference has been awarded as an official UN-decade project for “education for sustainable development”.
During the first week of September we will gather some laureates of these two Organizations (the German Environmental Prize and the Right Livelihood Award) with 120 young committed people from all around Europe. Urgent topics around sustainability will be discussed in an innovative, inter-disciplinary and holistic way. 9 workshops are offered where experts, Laureates and participants will work together on an eye-to-eye basis to find solutions for urgent environmental problems. The conference is supposed to enable participants to make new personal experiences and encounter new approaches to sustainability issues. The multi-perspective approach is going to encourage participants to go beyond (academic) disciplinary frames.
An additional aim is to start projects during or after the conference week. We can offer a one-year financial support for 6 projects.
A certain amount of scholarships are available for participants in special need (e.g. for covering travelling expenses).
We would appreciate if you could call for participants among your network, mention us on your homepage or include us in your newsletter. We would kindly like to welcome some of the members of your network at our conference.
The application is now open for young adults, students and practitioners of all areas interested in the conference topics. Background knowledge is helpful but not necessary.
For more information, please, visit our website:
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The Youth Future Conference Organizing Committee
Nnimmo Bassey (Friends of the Earth International)
Günther Cramer (SMA Technology AG)
Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker (Club of Rome)
Prof. Dr. Michael Succow (University of Greifswald)
Dr. Georg Winter (B.A.U.M. e.V.)
Prof. Dr. Rainer Grießhammer (Eco Institute Freiburg)