› Call for papers: 12th World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue”
I hereby take the liberty to bring to your attention the 12th edition of the yearly World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue”, that will take place Sept. 27 to 29, 2019 in Trieste (Italy), and whose theme will be “There’s no time left: Environment, Right, Geopolitics”.
The event is organized by the association “Poesia e Solidarietà” (Poetry and solidarity) in collaboration with Centro Internazionale di Studi e Documentazione per la Cultura Giovanile – Università di Trieste (International Centre for Studies and Documentation for Youth Culture – University of Trieste), and was 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 about 100 countries all around the world.
There’s no time left: Environment, Right, Geopolitics
Recent protests promoted by young and very young people (Fridays for future) have passionately emphasized the need not to waste any more time in dealing with environment- related issues.
The Forum aims to raise the “There’s no time left” alert, enlarging its vision to include also the other emergencies (ethical and economic ones) the planet is facing and that are taking center stage both in terms of analisis and practices.
There’s no time left: we must intervene to prevent an environmental catastrophe.
There’s no time left: we must intervene to prevent the rights’ denial and the disregard for human dignity from prevailing over the positive actions and the infinite human potentialities, which would result in an ethical catastrophe.
There’s no time left: we must build a strategic vision to shape peaceful relations among peoples, countries, religions and cultures, to prevent the geopolitical catastrophe from gathering its clouds on the lives of individuals and communities.
The Forum is by its nature a place for open discussion, where not only different positions on similar issues are compared, but also different problems are addressed through a multidisciplinary approach comparing several branches of knowledge and cultural as well as scientific paradigms.
The call for papers draws the attention on the idea that among the emergencies mentioned in its title there’s actually a very strong interconnection, whose roots lie on the one hand in complexity, meant as a defining character of nowadays reality and its fields of knowledge, on the other in the dispersion of the skills we should face said complexity with, drawing strength from a renewed vision of man and his relationships.
Therefore, despite the scope of the themes involved, they prompt the presentation of papers that may well be specific, born out of the context of practices or researches developed by the participants in their own fields of expertise and subject to acquire a particular meaning in a perspective of comparison and problematic research.
Application forms must be submitted by Sunday, June 30, 2019, 11.59 pm (CET). The organizers don’t guarantee that later applications will be taken into consideration.
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 available budget. Therefore the organization will accept a number of participants based on the actual financial availability, thus reserving the right of rejecting exceeding requests.
It is allowed to present a paper written by 2 or more co-authors; in case such work gets selected, though, the organization’s offer regarding the hospitality and the partial reimbursement for the travel expenses is to be referred to only one author.
The organization will disclose the selection’s results by Sunday, July 14, 2019.