In November 2014, AFS Intercultural Programs will celebrate its 100th anniversary and prepare to ring in the next hundred years of education for peace and intercultural cooperation. We want to ensure that this important event incorporates the direct voice of youth: the generation that will carry AFS into the next century and that must learn to live together in order to resolve our shared challenges in an interdependent world.
The 100 Years Young! AFS Youth Workshop & Symposium, taking place from 5 to 8 November 2014 in Paris, France, will be an important set of events bringing a critical intergenerational element. Between 100 and 150 youth representatives of AFS and other organizations from around the world will come together to discuss and share their perspectives about how to tangibly go about the work of developing global citizens. As the application deadline – 17 August – is fast approaching, we would like to encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible!
As we welcome diverse perspectives at the table, this event is open to all young people ages 30 and under who are interested in Intercultural Learning and Global Citizenship from different youth organizations. Participating in this event is an opportunity to:
- take part in a vital conversation of young people from around the world
- contribute to shaping the future of Global Citizenship Education
- connect and network with volunteers from other youth/intercultural organizations
- take part in the 100th anniversary of a leading intercultural education organization
You can sign up for virtual and in-person participation: visit the event website for more details. This event is held under the patronage of UNESCO.