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Deadline is 30 Aug 2016



From: SDSN Youth [mailto:networks=sdsnyouth.org@mail142.suw14.mcdlv.net] On Behalf Of SDSN Youth
Sent: 09 August 2016 08:20
To: Jamie Agombar <jamie.agombar@nus.org.uk>
Subject: Vatican Youth Symposium


The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth (SDSN Youth) and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) are pleased to invite young enterpeneurs, scientists, inventors and advocates from all over the world to attend:


Vatican Youth Symposium
Youth and the SDGs – Challenges and Opportunities
30-31 October 2016​


This two-day event will assemble 50 young leaders from a variety of disciplines including tech, advocacy, research and policy for a series of interactive workshops where they can trade knowledge, co-generate ideas and operationalize solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The Symposium will be held at Casino Pio IV in Vatican City on 30-31 October 2016. It is open to all young people aged 18 to 30 who are passionate about creating solutions for sustainable development. A detailed criteria is outlined below:

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 30 years of age at the time of applying.
  • Applicants can be from any country/region in the world, but efforts will be made to prioritise those from countries that are not currently represented at the event.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong understanding of marketing or be technologically apt.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated background in community engagement and civil participation.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong understanding of policy and sustainable development in a social, political and economic context.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their ability and willingness to use the conference as a platform for creating relationships and projects that will have an impact.

All participants will be selected through a competitive application process. For more information please visit http://sdsnyouth.org/vatican-event/


Application Deadline: 30 August 2016 

Priority will be given to participants that can demonstrate a strong interest and willingness to devise solutions for achieving one or more of the SDGs. 

For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of the event website. 

Contact us on: vatican@sdsnyouth.org 


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