Festival of Youth and Students in 2018
The festival of youth and students in 2018 will be the jubilee, the twentieth in a row. The tradition of celebrating the unity of the youth of all countries of the world arose back in 1947, and since then once every few years in many cities of the planet have been held festival events of great political, cultural and sporting importance.
In 2017, this grand international event will be held in October in the Olympic city of Sochi, but the decision on where the festival will be held in 2018 has not yet been made. The event was organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth and the International Union of Students.
The festival is held irregularly, and it may be that the jubilee, XX Youth Festival will take place not in 2018, and later.
The first World Festival of Youth and Students was held in 1947 in Prague. Twice this cultural and sports forum of the left youth movements - in 1957 and 1985 - met in Moscow.The company logo-flower and the motto “For peace and friendship” became symbols of the most significant events in the field of youth movement in the history of the USSR.
The main objectives of the event in the postwar years were the struggle for the political rights of young people, world peace. In general, he was characterized by an anti-imperialist orientation, the propaganda of internationalism.
Every year the number of participants grew: the Moscow festival of 1957 received 34 thousand people from 130 countries.
Initially, the events were held every two years, but gradually the break between them began to increase to several years. In the late 1980s, with the collapse of the USSR and the collapse of socialism in the states of Eastern Europe, the festival did not go through for eight long years. However, in the mid-1990s, the festival was revived and again became a major international event.
Traditionally, the festival program includes:
- solemn parade of delegations;
- political seminars and discussions;
- sports contests;
- cultural festivals.
How to get to the festival, its participants
In order to become a member, you must register on his website, be a young man from 18 to 35 years old and belong to any category:
- representatives of youth public organizations;
- creative and sports youth;
- young engineers and IT specialists;
- student government leaders;
- young scientists and university professors;
- leaders of youth organizations of political parties;
- young entrepreneurs.
The main selection criteria: an active life position, participation in the public and political life of the country, a sense of belonging to the fate of the world.
In the organization and conduct of the last festival a significant role is played by volunteers. Thousands of volunteers are trying to provide all possible assistance in various areas of the youth forum:
- accompanied by guests and participants of the festival;
- in carrying out the parade and other events;
- in catering;
- in the provision of translation services;
- in meetings and departure of delegations;
- in ensuring the work of the media and much more.
More than 7,000 people will be involved in the work of the Sochi festival. Volunteers can be people over 18 years old, knowing at least one foreign language, seeking new knowledge and making new friends. Volunteers are not necessarily youth representatives.There are so-called "silver" volunteers - people over 50 years old.
In addition to the Russians, international volunteers will participate in the festival. To this end, an agreement was signed between Russian volunteer centers and the UN Volunteers program. ”