World Youth Forum Right to Dialogue, VIII edition, October 2-4, 2015. Call for papers and application form.

World Youth Forum Right to Dialogue, VIII edition, October 2-4, 2015. Call for papers and application form.

Associazione Poesia e Solidarietà

in collaboration with

Centro Internazionale di Studi e Documentazione

per la Cultura Giovanile – Università di Trieste

October  2nd – 4th  2015  /  Trieste  (Italy)

World  Youth  Forum  “Right to dialogue”

VIII edition

 Debates. Cultural and artistic events. Friendship


 Call for papers



  1. Theme: Old and new poverties. Europe and other worlds


The following fields of discussion are suggested:

1) Values

Goods and values; economic and cultural values; modern and postmodern between ethics and economics.


2) Culture of wealth / culture of well-being

From welfare to the «economics of happiness»? Needs and histories.


3) Strategies

Out of poverty: growth or degrowth? Is there a global economy?


4) New poverties

Loss of memory, loss of beauty, loss of identities, loss of rights: towards the «bare life»?


Participants 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… )

  1. Participation process

The present call is addressed to young adults aged 18 to 35, without distinction as to nationality.

The Forum works will be conducted both in Italian and in English; simultaneous translation from/to both languages will be provided.

Those who are interested in taking part to the Forum must apply by filling the form available on the organization’s website ( and eventually sending it to The organizers don’t guarantee that later applications will be taken into consideration

As far as the number of requests to process allows it, applicants will be given a first feedback within 2 weeks from the reception of their application.

Interested persons may apply either as speakers (thus presenting a paper) or as auditors.

  1. Speakers


Application forms must be sent within June 10, 2015. The organization will disclose the results of a first selection by June 30, 2015.


The selection of speakers will be based upon the assessment of the abstracts (quality level, originality, adherence to the Forum’s theme), the applicants’ profiles, the budget available. Therefore the organization will accept a number of participants based on the actual financial availability, thus reserving the right of rejecting exceeding requests.



The Forum’s organization will provide a 4 nights accommodation (lodging only) for the speakers: check-in will be on October 1st, check-out on October 5th.

travel costs

The organization will contribute to the travel costs the selected speakers will have to sustain, for an amount that will not exceed 500 € per person. Given this threshold, the extent of the contribution will depend upon which party purchases the tickets. In detail:

– if the speaker purchases them, the contribution may cover up to 100% of the cost. The participant will receive the reimbursement from the organization once in Trieste;

– if the organization purchases them, the contribution may cover up to 80% of the cost. In this case the organization reserves the right to ask the participant the remaining 20% as an advance on the ticket’s purchase (once both parties have agreed on the travel details).

please note

During and after the Forum it will still be possible to balance the accounts, if needed.

In order to obtain the contribution for their travel expenses, speakers are compelled to present the organizers their tickets (boarding passes too, in case of flights).

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

  1. Auditors

Auditors (individuals or delegations) are allowed to take part to debates and round-table discussions. Participation requests, including candidates’ personal data, must be received by the organizers within next August 15, 2015. Interested persons who’d need to apply for a visa are advised to contact the organizers as soon as possible.

Neither hospitality nor travel costs reimbursement will be provided for the auditors.

  • Visas

As it may take quite some time to get a visa application processed, the organizers are willing to do  all that they can to support the participants during the procedure. All candidates whose paper get accepted are asked to contact immediately the Italian embassy in their country, in order to obtain soon enough the essential informations and the appointment for an interview.

The organization will not incur any costs in connection to visas release.

  1. Artistic and cultural events

The proceedings from the previous edition of the forum (Europe / Not Europe, 2014) and the book «After the journey: awarded poems from the International Poetry and Theater Competition «Castello di Duino» 2015) will be presented to the forum’s audience.

Cultural events (music performances, poetry readings, meeting with poets and local personalities, exhibitions…) will be the social frame in which the Forum will take place, in order to leave room for creativity and friendship. All those who will take part to the Forum are invited to give their contribution presenting themes, dances, images, instruments or any other element specifically related to their countries and their cultures.

  1. Certificates


At the end of the Forum’s works, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance, that may help in obtaining course credits and may be considered as a title of qualification for a resume.

  1. Publication

A selection of the papers presented at the Forum (the organizers will have the final and unquestionable decision on the choice, based on the works’ originality and scientific standards) will eventually be published among the proceedings of the event. All papers, on the other hand, will be published as pdf files on and on the website of the International Study and Documentation Centre for Youth Culture – University of Trieste Humanities Department, in the «Library» section.



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

Via Matteotti 21

34138 Trieste

tel.: +39.040.638787




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