About the festival

About the festival 2017

About the festival

About the festival 2017

Russian youth and student organizations have submitted a bid to be the host country of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia. Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin supported this initiative. The World Federation of Democratic Youth approved Russian bid to host the Festival and XIX Festival will pass in October 2017 in Sochi!

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.

World Youth Festival will unite the community of young leaders in various fields - representatives of NGOs, youth, who achieved success in science, art, sports, pedagogy, IT, politics, and best representatives of the student community, compatriots and foreigners who are interested in Russian culture.

The Volunteer Corps will be an integral part of the Festival. 7000 of volunteers from all Russian corners will carry out the important functions in the organization of events every day; will be meeting the participants and guests, giving a smile and a positive charge!

Russia always pays great attention to the creation of conditions for the development of the young generation and supports youth and student movements. In the entire history of the festival, the country twice already opened the doors to its participants - in 1957 and 1985.

As in previous years, colorful daisy was selected as a main symbol of the Festival, due to the continuity of traditions, link between generations and peace and unity of the entire world community. However, this time the main element is a pattern, colored pixels, as a sign of youth community of the world in the information and the technological progress age. A variety of views and opinions - this is the main feature of the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students.