the Conference

The International Youth Summit of Transylvania (IYST) is the forum of the “Challenge 10/21” program. The conference was scheduled between the 17th to the 22nd of March 2019 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the heart of Transylvania. The summit comprises three days of debate in an innovative and unique style organised and run entirely by the students of Transylvania College.

THe theme

„Change the world of tomorrow by discussing the world of today”

The topics

Rise of extreme nationalism

Extreme Nationalism is seen as a threat to humanity, and many people are being misinformed regarding this topic. A word that may come to one’s mind is dictatorship, but it is much more than this.

Education for Diversity

Education for diversity is transformative education that includes the concept of social justice, as well as multiple perspectives of various social groups. Much discussion about diversity focuses on the following forms of marginalisation: race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

Right to education

About 263 million children, adolescents and youth worldwide (or one in every five) are out of school. In many developing countries there are great challenges when it comes to the right to education due to: a lack of resources, lack of capacity, persisting inequality, and a lack of political will.

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