Global Forum 2015

The Youth Time Global Forum 2015 took place from October 28th till October 31st in Barcelona. It was a unique event, which gathered together 123 participants from all over the world with the aim of coming to solutions for the most prevalent youth issues. The topic of the annual event was "The New Era of Employment and Education: Solutions for Change". The topic was relevant to the location and the current realities on the ground there, as in Barcelona unemployment and education are pressing, immediate issues. Young people who are looking for inspiration and people who have innovative ideas on how to tackle these issues were brought together at this event, to come to effective solutions for change. The program consisted, first, of workshops, in which participants were challenged to redefine the concepts of “employment” and “education”; and second, of project presentation meetings, in which participants and experts evaluated the proposals the presenters have made. The program also included roundtable discussions with prominent guests.

Youth Time Global Forum 2015 has been wrapped up. Over the course of three days, lots of interesting discussions and gatherings occurred. People from all around the world participated and exchanged ideas, but the main attraction of the forum was the projects competition. 16 youth initiatives “batteld” for the main prize of the forum - a realization grant. And the winner was fabulous Swekshya Neupane from Nepal thanks to her very important social project "Health for female community leaders". Swekshya is planning to launch a six-month-long educational project for 200 hundred women in Nepalese rural areas. However, it's better to allow Ms Neupane to explain the concept behind her winning project.

The Youth Time Global Forum 2015 wrapped up its final session a week ago. You can follow all the updates about developments at the Youth Time Global Forum in Barcelona on social networks by using the #ytglobal hashtag. Or watch the videos from the Forum's live stream

Why Global Forum instead of Rhodes Youth Forum? What projects is YT looking for? How much will the grant be and what do the other prizes consist of? All these questions and more will be answered by Youth Time president Julia Kinash in this interview.

Youth Time is organizing Youth Time Global Forum, a unique major event that will bring together over 100 participants from all over the world to interact in a supportive and creative environment and work together to find innovative solutions to their most urgent challenges. This exciting event will take place in one of the most attractive Mediterranean cities: Barcelona! Whether you're joining us there at the Global Forum or planning to visit this marvellous city during your next trip, we would like to share with you 5 secret hidden places with hundreds of years of history that not every tourist knows. Here is Youth Time's selection of the most special unknown historic sites of Barcelona.

Thank you everyone for watch the live stream of #YTGlobal 2015. Watch all videos from two days of our intense work in Barcelona.

#YTGlobal is about to start and this is the last pre-event interview that we would like to share with you. Ekkehard Ernst is a prominent expert in the field of labour market. Besides giving a speech during "Challenging Youth Unemployment" plenary session, Mr Ernst is also an expert for employment projects presentations. For those of you who can’t join us in Barcelona, you can watch Mr Ernst's speech during our live stream tomorrow from 9:30 to 11:00 (CET).

This week we are glad to present to you the next speaker at #YT Global Mr. Dimitris Psarrakis. YT sophomores know him from this year's Summer School, where he held a workshop on Daily Diplomacy.  This time his role will be completely different. You will meet him on the second day of the Forum – Mr. Psarrakis will give a speech during the plenary session on "Challenging Youth Unemployment".  Forum attendees will have the unique opportunity to get familiar with the EU policies that are striving to reduce youth unemployment from first-hand.

Writing an application is not an easy task. Mostly because you don’t know what the person that is going to take your application in to consideration exactly is looking for. As Youth Time is an social organisation that aims to help young people, here an overview of the main things our reviewers will be looking for.

Leading experts on the topic of youth unemployment will be the keynote speakers at the YT Forum in Barcelona. Speakers at earlier YT Forum and Summer Schools in the past have included:

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