Diary of the festival
7 march 2017

Capsule of wishes for the Festival of youth and students was created in Yekaterinburg

The capsule will visit solemn openings of 18 volunteer centers of the Festival

Diary of the festival
7 march 2017

Capsule of wishes for the Festival of youth and students was created in Yekaterinburg

Within the 2nd workshop-meeting with the heads of the Regional Preparatory Committees of the subjects of Russia the ceremonial opening of the Center for attraction and preparation of volunteers for the Festival was held on the basis of the Ural Federal University (UrFU).

The First Vice-Rector of the Ural Federal University Dmitry Bugrov and the Co-Chairman of the Board of the Association of Volunteer Centers Artem Metelev signed agreement on the establishment of the volunteer center.

Afterwards the capsule of wishes for the Festival of youth and students was created, and it was already enriched with the first farewell of the heads of the Regional Preparatory Committees.  After the ceremony it will go on a trip across Russia and will visit the ceremonial openings of 18 volunteer centers of the Festival. In each center the capsule will be filled with wishes and in October in Sochi, during the Festival, it will be opened and made public.

At the opening ceremony performed creative teams of the Sverdlovsk region, including representatives of the student construction team "Festival", whose history is closely intertwined with the 12th World Festival of Youth and Students, which was held in 1985 in Moscow. In February 1985 students of the Sverdlovsk State Medical University decided to create a student construction team. The team got such an original name thanks to the Festival. Inspired by the idea of the long-awaited and bright holiday, the students decided to name their team in honor of the youth festival.

The volunteer center of UrFU «Ural Volunteers» is one of 20 platforms, which received the right to become the Center for attraction and preparation of volunteers of the Festival. Through this center will be selected volunteers from the Ural Federal District and Kazakhstan, and also students from more than 60 countries of the world, who study in UrFU.

Let us remind you that the Festival of youth and students will gather 5 000 volunteers of different functional directions in Sochi. By today more than 20 000 volunteers have submitted the applications. The key criteria for the selection will be: experience in volunteer work at big events, knowledge of at least one foreign language. The working languages of the Festival are all six official languages of the UN.