March 2, 2011

EVENTS: «Youth Participation in Social Transformations: Initiatives and Participation»

On 2-3 March 2011 Moscow will host a scientific and policy oriented conference «Youth and Social Transformations: Involvements and Initiatives». The conference will be organized by the UNESCO Office in Moscow and the International Non-Governmental Organization «Federation for Peace and Conciliation» as a part of the UN International Year of Youth (resolution 64/134) which is held under a motto «Dialogue and Mutual Understanding».

The aim of the project is to set up a multilateral dialogue on the modern youth policy in the countries of the CIS within a scientific and policy oriented conference which will bring together researchers, experts, scientists, teachers and students, UNESCO Chairs, youth organizations, non-governmental organizations and policymakers.

The conference will see a presentation and discussion of the results of pilot research projects on the ways of activating the participation of youth in social transformations conducted in Russia and Azerbaijan in 2010 with the support of the UNESCO Moscow Office. In accordance with the conference outcomes a policy brief will be prepared on the improvement of the youth policies in the cluster countries.

UN International Year of Youth (IYY) website

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