XIX World Festival of Youth and Students

Deadline: 15 April 2017
Open to: applicants aged 18-35, representatives of youth NGOs, young journalists, artists and sportsmen etc.
Venue: 14-22 of October 2017 – Sochi, Russian Federation


World Festival of Youth and Students will be the largest event in the field of international youth cooperation and will bring together more than 20,000 of young people from 150 countries around the world. XIX Festival should be a new milestone in international cooperation, to unite the future generations around the ideas of peace and friendship, keeping the history of the festival movement!

This is a platform for dialogue, global form of communication: through discussions, cultural programs, sports, through free communication to find ways to confront the challenges that younger generation is facing today.

The working languages of the Festival are all of the six official languages of the United Nations.


Participants should be:

  • Aged 18-35;
  • Representatives of youth NGOs;
  • Young journalists;
  • Artists and sportsmen;
  • Leaders of youth organizations and political parties;
  • Young professors and scientists;
  • Compatriots foreigners who study Russian language and others.


  • Free, without any participant’s fee;
  • Accommodation and meals during the Festival will be covered by the organizers;
  • Travel expenses to Sochi and back: by sending party/participants;
  • Participants will get permission for a visa-free entry to Russia.

How to apply?

You can submit your application on the following link or here. Deadline for applications is 15 April 2017.

You can find more information about the event on the official Facebook page and Instagram profile.

For further information, please contact info@russia2017.com.

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