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IYTT*s fifth annual International Youth Conference

#2023 activitat #DemocracyBCN

20 Nov - 23 Nov - 2023 Espai Jove La Fontana


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Examples: A conference can be a relevant event for an organization and its members, or take place as part of a participatory process or follow a consultation.


The International Youth Conference is the core annual event of the International Youth Think Tank.


Too many citizens of the world are unheard or excluded from representative democracy, while authoritarian regimes cynically manipulate and roll back democratic processes. Today’s societal challenges, must be met with the persistent strengths of an open, lively democracy that actualizes citizens’ political equality, empowerment, participation, and emancipation in new ways.

In hard competition, from among 540 applications of 68 different nationalities, we have chosen 24 young democracy innovators from 12 different countries to attend the fifth anniversary International Youth Conference in Barcelona. During the European Capital of Democracy this youthful “brain trust” will gather with the assignment to develop tangible proposals for how to empower people and innovate democracy.

The participants will be offered meetings with executive professionals and research scholars as part of a structured and moderated program. They are expected to substantiate visionary ideas on reasonable, evidenced grounds, and deliberate and develop them in a collaborative space.

The conference will conclude with a report and a presentation on the last day, November 23, which will be open to the public on site in Barcelona and online.

  • If you wish to be invited to the event, please sign up to this mailing list.

  • Learn more about the conference participants and moderators on the (IYTT website).


  • November 20th: 9:00 AM – 7:15 PM

  • November 21st: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

  • November 22nd: 9:00 AM – 7:45 PM

  • November 23rd: 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM


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