Berlin Free University
The focus of the three day gathering will be the following themes:
The necessity to form an independent, distributed, self-organized groups
of the Iranian youth and students abroad
(The difficulties of the current political situation; requirements and prospects of transition)
Revisiting the experience of the activities of the youth networks
abroad, particularly in the past year
(Achievements, shortcomings, and possibilities of a more widespread self-organization of these networks)
Alternative models of independent self-organization of youth and
(With an emphasis on organizing from below: how and why?)
Format of the gathering
Our goal is to provide the possibility of active participation in this meeting, in such a way that they get to know and talk to each other, trust one another, and think together so that we can eventually find common objectives for collaboration. To this aim, the meeting will be held as panel discussions and open discussion sessions.
The content of the panels will be the articles that are to be submitted and presented by participants. The submission of articles is not mandatory for participation in the meeting. Furthermore, some of the panels will bring together Persian-speaking with non-Persian speaking international activists and will be held in English or German.
All interested youth and students are encouraged to submit articles related to the above themes. Submit by 15thSeptember, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Articles should be in "MS-Word" format. The received articles will be all published in both digital and print formats and will become accessible to the public on the website of the meeting.
Due to time constraints, only a selection of articles will be presented by the author. The list of the articles and the participants of the panels will be announced on the 20th of September.
In order to facilitate the arrangements of the meeting, interested youth and students are kindly requested to inform the organizers of their attendance by sending in a registration form to email@example.com. Registration will also be possible at the site of the meeting. It should be noted that personal details of the participants are not mandatory for registration.
During the gathering, accommodations will be available free of charge inside the university sport halls or dorms. Participants should bring their own sleeping bags.
For information regarding cheap public transportation, please contact your local youth network. In order to get in touch with your local network, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time and location
Friday 1st- Sunday 3rd October, 2010
Freie Universität Berlin
Registration fee: 20 Euros, student-card holders 10 Euros
The registration fee covers 3 days of the gathering and is just an aid to the expenses of the meetings
Conference blog in Persian www.youthdialog.blogspot.com
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