Is created within the network of the International Poetry Competition “Castello di Duino – Poetry and Solidarity Language of the Peoples”, which has so far involved thousands of young people from more than 90 countries all around the world. It pursues several goals:
- to adfirm the “right to dialogue” as a fundamental right;
- to promote the meeting between different experiences as an essential condition for the right to dialogue: these experiences are intended as referring to the great scope topics that involve various fields of the participants’ cultural background (literature, arts, social engagement, voluntary work), aiming to multiply the suggestions to think and to improve the ability to challenge the otherness, the difficulties and the complexity;
- to accept and emphasize the different levels in facing the problems, according to ages and diversities (as far as personal background and cultural heritage are concerned);
- to address young people and their conscious self-aknowledgment as responsible subjects and leading class of the future;
- to address young people as the most important partners for the building of solidarity-based and open-minded cultural models;
- to improve the consciousness that the dialogue should be a dialogue betwen subjects, generations and cultures.
Participants must be 18 to 35 years of age. Justified exceptions are accepted. The Forum is open to associations, clubs, artistic and cultural groups composed by young people, or particularly dedicated to young people. Furthermore, it is open to all those who deal with social issues and / or voluntary work. Youth workers, families and teachers are particularly invited to accept as an input for reflections the demands, contradictions, hopes, disenchantements expressed by young people as well as the proposals, the analysis and their noble naivety. The Forum is a yearly event, intended to be the basis for a permanent observatory on youth culture in the world, in collaboration with the Study and Documentation Centre for Youth Culture set up by the Department of Humanities at the University of Trieste. In this sense it backs up all the other activities dealing with youth creativity and communication, and it’s as well integrated by them. The proceedings of the Forum are published both in Italian and English and released all around the world in the countries the participants are from.