CALL FOR HOST COUNTRY OF THE 34th IYC 2015
The International Youth Convention (IYC) is held annually in a different country of a YEU Member Organization (MO). In recent years the IYC has been held in Azerbaijan (2007), Germany (2008), Lithuania (2009), Ukraine (2010), Serbia (2011), Italy (2012) and FYROM/Macedonia (2013). The first IYC was held in Germany 1883, even before YEU was legally founded as an International Youth Organization in Strasbourg 1986. It shows how important is this event for YEU.
Would you like IYC 2015 to be held in your country? Do you have an idea for a theme and ideas for potential additional funding sources in your country?
Please discuss this idea in your organization and if you are interested to host this event in your country in August 2015, then please send your expression of interest with proposal of the topic, potential co-funding and venues to the Administrative Office by e‐mail to: info@yeu‐international.org
THE DEADLINE FOR THE ANSWER TO THIS CALL IS THE 5TH of March 2014!
The IYC consists of three parts described below and your expression of interest should identify your ideas and proposals for content and logistical aspects of each part. You should also propose the theme that you would like to cover and identify additional funding sources which you can access.
The first period sees the young people in host families to get closer to the traditions and culture. The program methodology is focused to the needs of the group, getting to know each other and introduction to the theme. The place for this part is often one of the major towns.
The second period is the week for the group dynamic, focused on the program and discussions within the group. It is very important to have an isolated place for the group to be far from the outside world. It could be the seaside, lakeside, mountains or desert place. In this period the group comes together and it is necessary to have the accommodation for the entire group in one place, e.g. one house, or one part of a hostel.
The last part of the convention is the time to reflect, relax and to summarize all the things are done in the previous parts with the presentation for the local community (performance, conference, exhibition, etc.). Usually it is the place of the major town/city, very often in the capital, or the resort place to have some fun and goings out.
IYC itself is a big celebration for YEU and both AO & GB are positive to help the organizers with all kind of contribution. You have and will have the full support from YEU AO and GB! We look forward to hearing from you.