The theme

The first edition of the the International Youth Summit of Transylvania has the theme “Change the World of Tomorrow by Discussing the World of Today”. During this edition were discussed three topics with global relevance.

Through the forum of debate we aim to promote students’ awareness about taking ownership of challenges while finding ways to use their talents to find solutions. By coming together we hope to empower students to find ways to improve their schools, homes and communities thus making the world a better place.

The topics

Education for diversity

Nowadays, the idea of diversity in education has expanded to include a wide range of categories such as race, gender, religion and sexual orientation. In this section, there will be presented actions taken recently in order to support this concept and the problems faced.

The right to education

International human rights law guarantees the right to education. The Universal Declaration on Human Rights, adopted in 1948, proclaims in its article 26: “everyone has the right to education”.

Since then, the right to education has been widely recognised and developed by a number of international normative instruments elaborated by the United Nations, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education.

THe rise of extreme nationalism

In today’s 21st century politics, there has been a surge in Extreme Nationalism, from Europe to the Americas. There have been numerous incidents related to Extreme Nationalism, inspired by the behaviour and promises of leaders of states.

Debate format & Schedule

Check out our unique debate format and the awesome schedule of this conference:


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