Your 2-Minute Guide to the World Youth Congress

The WYC is a gathering of young activists from all over the world who are focused on expanding the role of youth in sustainable development.

While each congress is unique, a number of common strands unite the WYC series:

Youth-led: Collaborating with older generations, young people take the lead on the content of the programme, the selection of the delegates, the staffing of the Congress, the choice of speakers…….EVERYTHING!?

Action (Before, During & After):

Before: delegates are encouraged to undertake projects and experiments.

During: skills and capacities are built upon by Local Action Projects, where delegate and hosts can get to know one another while doing a project.

After: Peace Child International (PCI) generates grants for 15-20 “Post-Congress Action projects” developed by delegates, which show real potential of creating positive community change.

A strong cultural/arts programme: PCI seeks to promote all forms of communication (song, dance, jokes, painting, and anything else you can think of) to promote youth messages in the most powerful possible manner.

A friendly and cooperative environment: where young people and experienced sustainability experts can meet on equal terms in informal round table discussions and learn from one another.