WYA European Arts Forum
Jun
24
Jun 26

WYA European Arts Forum

  • European Parliament

After the two successful editions of the European Arts Forum held in Brussels, WYA Europe is delighted to announce its third edition. The EAF will gather together artists, art critics, scholars, European decision-makers and participants from across Europe for an exhibition, workshops and conferences that will examine the relationship between art, culture and human condition.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Unity in Diversity: Connecting Europe through Culture’ and will take place in Brussels from the 24th to the 26th of June 2017. The European Arts Forum will simultaneously exhibit the diverse work of young artists from across Europe and equip the youth with the tools necessary to fully accept, support and promote diversity among with intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, common European values of human dignity, freedom, tolerance and respect of human rights. It will also provide abilities to better respond to the contemporary realities of youth in changing Europe. Artwork selected for exhibition at the event ranges from sculpture, to painting, to jewelry making, to coffee bean mosaics.

 

 

Nobel Peace Prize Forum
Sep
14
Sep 16

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Since 1989, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum has served as a portal and a platform for educational, business, research, artistic, and other organizations to draw inspiration and lessons from the exemplary work of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates. The mission of the forum is to inspire peacemaking efforts, in their many forms, and lift up the work of recent Peace Prize laureates.

Hosted by a strong consortium of colleges and universities, the primary focus of the event is to educate a new generation of peacemakers and change agents to carry forward the work and goals, as stated in Alfred Nobel’s will of promoting “fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

Reflecting the multidimensional nature of peace, and the range of different recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Forum develops programing and supports efforts in five main areas:

  • Disarmament and Conflict Resolution
  • Economic Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Health and Well-being
  • Human Rights
  • Environmental Sustainability

These reflect a broad conceptualization of peace as a state of human affairs in which people are able to lead full, rich, meaningful lives.  The achievements of the Peace Prize laureates over the course of the last century have worked in many ways to foster this kind of community.

The laureates have been recognized for their actions and the concrete results of their work, and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum is likewise focused on action and results.  Through high-level dialogue sessions at each year’s forum, practitioners, stakeholders, and decision-makers meet to advance work on pressing current issues such as job creation, peace education, and police-community relations.  Through hands-on skills trainings, students and citizens gain the skills and insights needed to more effectively promote human rights, reduce violence, and promote sustainable economic opportunities.

We welcome all to this important work, and look forward to seeing ways you will contribute to the next Forum!


Vatican Youth Symposium
Oct
30
Oct 31

Vatican Youth Symposium

YOUTH AND THE SDGS - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Where: Casina Pio IV, Vatican City

When: 30-31 October 2016

This two-day event will assemble young leaders from a variety of disciplines including tech, advocacy, research and policy for a series of interactive workshops where they can trade knowledge, co-generate ideas and operationalize solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Applications have now CLOSED. All applicants will be notified by September 5 regarding the success of their application. 

CONTACT: vatican@sdsnyouth.org