Deadline: 5 May 2014
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, being resident in one of the Council of Europe’s member states other than the Russian Federation
Venue: 22-27 June 2014, Kaluga region, Russian Federation
Intercultural dialogue is one of the key missions of the Council of Europe, along with promoting democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Young people are crucial actors in this process as the main stakeholders of societies who are freer from the prejudice, discrimination and segregation that have characterised most of Europe for the past decades. Among the Council of Europe’s member states, the Russian Federation is of core importance when it comes to supporting the development of intercultural dialogue processes, as the more than 180 ethnic groups live on the territory of the Russian Federation. In this context, there is a need for reinforcing the dialogue between different communities and also for raising awareness on intercultural dialogue as a key element of social cohesion.
The VI International Youth Camp “Dialogue” will take place from 22 to 27 of June 2014 in Kaluga region at the cultural-educational touristic centre “Ethnomir”. The camp will bring together around 200 participants from Council of Europe member states and beyond including Commonwealth of Independent States countries, different regions of Russia who are actively involved in the implementation of international and interethnic youth projects. Foreign students from Russian universities, representatives of the state bodies, Council of Europe, European Youth Forum, representatives of world religious confessions and NGOs are welcome to take part in this event.
The camp will bring together 200 young people, representing different ethnic groups from Europe and beyond. The Council of Europe is now launching the call for participants from its member states (other than the Russian Federation).
In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:
- be aged between 18-30;
- be resident in one of the Council of Europe’s member states other than the Russian Federation;
- be motivated to participate in the camp and engage in the learning process;
- have an experience in intercultural, interethnic or interreligious youth events;
- be able to work in Russian;.
- have an interest in the development of intercultural dialogue;
- be committed to act as a multiplier; 5
- be willing to participate in all activities foreseen for the whole duration of the camp programme;
- be a member of a youth organisation (at local, regional or national level) or be specialist in the field of youth policy at federal, regional or local level.
Priority will be given to the participants who are able to communicate in the Russian language.
Food, accommodation and travel expenses for 25 European participants will be covered by the Council of Europe. The other 175 participants will be selected by the organisers. The Russian partners will cover their expenses.
Deadline: May 5, 2014
In order to apply, .
Interested Russian candidates should consult the website of the National Youth Council of Russia () or address their quest to