World Youth Forum Right to Dialogue 2016

Deadline: July 10 2016, 11.59 pm (CET)

Duration: From September 30th to October 2nd  2016 

Place:  Trieste ,Italy

About the Forum:

The Forum 2016 focuses on the topic “Work/labor”, considered from different points of view: in the economic perspective, as a function of the productive processes; in the cultural perspective, as a function of a specific way to conceive such processes; finally as human labor: the worker beyond the work. “The work and the city” refers to the general frame of the debate if by “city/citizenship” we mean the whole of the relations between the subjects and the spaces they inhabit (also the work spaces), their potentialities of recognition, rights, values, histories, memories, identities, communities.
All interested 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 following fields of discussion are suggested:
1) Values
1.1. Goods and values; economic and cultural values; labor force and labor value.
1.2. Discipline and ethics of work (work as “job” and as self-fulfillment, work as happiness).
2) Work between culture of wealth and culture of well-being: needs, histories
“New” jobs: natural and cultural environment. New subjects, new productive processes: saving the Earth, saving identities, saving man and his singularity/subjectivity.
3) “Global” work
Does a global economy exist? Migrant work. Work and “city”. Work and citizenship.
4) New poverties: loss of work
Loss of work: loss of identities, loss of rights, loss of beauty: towards the «bare life»? Loss of life.

Who can apply:

  • Any one aged 18 to 35 years from any country.
  • Be good at Italian or English.

To apply fill in this online form

Travel costs

Selected speakers are strongly advised to purchase travel tickets on their own, as the organizers don’t guarantee they’ll be able to do so themselves.

However, the organization will contribute to the travel expenditure the speakers will have to bear, upon presentation of the travel documents (flight, train, bus tickets, boarding passes, etc.) by the speakers themselves. The amount of the reimbursement won’t exceed 90% of the expenditure, neither it will exceed, in any case, 400 € per person.

Reimbursement methods will be as follows:

– speakers coming from a Sepa area country (or having a bank account based there) will be asked to provide the iban code of a bank account the organizers will make a transfer to, once the forum’s over and upon presentation of the travel documents;

– for participants not coming from a Sepa area country (nor having a bank account based there), the organizers will deal with each case singularly, according to the speakers’ provenance and in order to find the most practical way to perform the reimbursement (cash, bank transfer, other…).

please note

Participants are asked to deal with the organizers when it comes to plan the travel, in order to find out the less expensive and most suitable solutions.

Interested persons are also advised to start working on their own in order to get a sponsorship in their countries to cover the travel expenditure, and to submit the sponsorship requests as soon as possible, also to allow the Forum organizers to support them as best as they can.

Then, once again, speakers are asked to mind that, in order to get the reimbursement for the travel expenditure, they must present the organizers the travel documents (tickets, boarding passes, etc.).

For more details, visit the webpage


 Prof. Gabriella Valera
Cattedra di Storia e Critica della Storiografia
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici Università di Trieste
Direttore Centro Internazionale di Studi e Documentazione per la Cultura Giovanile

Associazione Poesia e Solidarietà
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