International Youth Forum 2016 in Bali, Indonesia (Fully Funded)

WCF International Youth Forum 2016 in Bali, Indonesia

WCF Youth Forum

Deadline: July 30, 2016
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Dates: 9- 14 October, 2016

Fully Funded !!


Youths, frequently associated with immaturity or inexperience, have in fact played an important role in bringing about positive and significant changes in society. The European youth movement in 1848, the American Beatniks in the sixties, and post-colonial youth movements in Asia and Africa, to name a few, are some examples that demonstrate how youths can become a socio-political agent with a significant transformational capacity. In this spirit, efforts have been taken to position youth as an equal partner of discussion, with their own views and ideas that hold value, to involve them in solving global problems today.

Main Theme:

The International Youth Forum (IYF) will be held in Bali for six days, from 9-14 October 2016, parallel and in conjunction with the World Culture Forum (WCF). IYF invites the participation of youths from around the world, with a particular emphasis on independent thinking and social transformation, to represent the youth voice in an effort to mainstream culture into the agenda of development. The main theme of IYF, “Youth Culture for Social Transformation and Equality” is directly correlated to the WCF theme, “Culture for an Inclusive Sustainable Planet”.


Through a series of activities, youths are expected to build an awareness of the importance of a cultural perspective in perceiving social, economic and political issues globally and locally. Establishing this awareness in youth will create opportunities for social change in today’s digital age, create an understanding of the global social-economic disparity, and encourage them to get involved actively in building a better society and creating a network of youths to accommodate the global youth movement to act and inspire positive changes in society through a cultural perspective.

Participant Recruitment:

We are calling for 200 youth representatives from 50 countries to join as participants of IYF. All participants will receive full funding. In addition, we are also opening an opportunity to join IYF as facilitators who will assist coaches in facilitating group activities throughout the event. Eligibility requirements for participants and facilitators are listed below.

  1. Local Participant
    • 18 – 26 years old
    • Highly motivated and passionate at least on the theme of IYF or the sub themes
    • Flexible and open-minded
    • Fully available for the entire program duration
    • Fluent in English (please enclose the ITP certificate preferably with minimum score of 500)
    • Active in organization or attended the symposium in cultural aspect at least 3 years
  1. Foreign Participant
    • 18 – 26 years old
    • Highly motivated and passionate at least on the theme of IYF or the sub themes
    • Flexible and open-minded
    • Fully available for the entire program duration
    • Fluent in English (please enclose the IBT certificate preferably with minimum score of 80 or IELTS certificate preferably with minimum score of 6.00)
    • Active in Youth organization in local level or regional level or international level in origin country
    • Active in organization or attended the symposium in cultural aspect at least 3 years
  1. Facilitator
    • 23 – 35 years old
    • Highly motivated and passionate at least on the theme of IYF or two of the sub themes
    • Flexible and open-minded
    • Fully available for the entire program duration and sometime earlier for preparation
    • Experienced in group leading in regional level or more
    • Experienced in international team or group leading or facilitation or support in NFE approach.
    • Fluent in English, (please enclose the IBT certificate preferably with minimum score of 85 or IELTS certificate preferably with minimum score of 6.5)

Registration Link:

More about IYF:


41 thoughts on “International Youth Forum 2016 in Bali, Indonesia (Fully Funded)

  1. Good Day!

    This is Katherine Casili from the Philippines. I, together with my colleagues are very much interested to be a part of this International Youth Conference. But in connection with our application, we would like to inquire if we can leave the section for TOEFL/IELTS Certificate, CV and Certificate blank since we are still studying and hasn’t acquired an application and examination to get the said documents. Still, we are eager to pass the application to qualify as a participant on your event.

    Thank you! God Bless.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi. What if I don’t have yet the required IBT certificate? The deadline of requirements submission is on the 30th of July. I am guessing that it wont meet the deadline due to the 3 week review plus the examination date for the IBT certificate here in my country. Am I still eligible to apply w/o the certificate?


  3. I am really interested to be part of International Youth Forum in Indonesia. I am a International student; however, I have not taken TOEFL IBT or IELTS yet. On the other hand, I have TOEFL ITP which is over 500 marks. Can I apply for this forum. Your comment is highly appreciated.


  4. I’m Nur-mukin A. Usman, from the Philippines. How can we contact WCF? And do you have any Facebook account so that we can contact you immediately. I also don’t have me IELTS.


  5. dear sir,
    myself Jatwinder Grewal 45 M, Governor Awardee Govt.of India, Social Activist and working for youth and with youth since 1990. We organige Same programmes under India Govt. Guidelines. We have a team of well mannered volunteers who work day and night in various villages and town for the betterment of society. We have national level Cultural performing volunteers .
    i attend mnay many international events and in few i visit as guest speakers. Even i attent one conference at jakarta in 2014.
    my request if myself alongwith my national winner folk dance artist attend the IYF request if kindly you visit our Facebook page then easy to explain our working.
    Fb name is grewal jatwinder.
    thanking You.
    Note( if there is any problrm due to my age , i can participant as observer and can pay my airfare myself).


  6. Hi, my name’s Rizky and I’m a student in the State University of Jakarta. I’ve been an active member of Indonesian Red Cross Community for three years. In the registration, one of the field is Organization/Community Represented. Do I use my campus or my organization (Indonesian Red Cross) to represent for this event?


  7. Hi,

    If I study at the English-speaking university, is it necessary for me to do one of the mentioned English tests?

    Thank you.


  8. I have just received this program today from a friend and saw the IBT or ILTS certificates requirement. In my country from Junior high school to University is English, I have participated in many International youth programs like ISFiT, PGLI, UNHCR etc. But I was not ask for such. Is it possible to apply without the English certificates?


  9. Sounds so interesting!
    Would be a great opportunity to participate. But the problem is I don’t have neither IBT nor IELTS score. Didn’t do any of them because, I am still in my second year of under graduate program.
    I am so much interested in culture, tradition and in community development. Have started working since my school life and still working for indigenous community.

    This initiative truely going to help the participants a lot.


  10. Greetings from Manila, Philippines.

    Hi, when shall we know if our application was delivered successful? There are no acknowledgement mail although a note appeared right after we clicked submitted. Also, is there an exact date for the release of the successful applicants?

    Thank you. Looking forward.


  11. Dear,

    It is one opportunity am looking forward to be part of, apologies for last day application, I was caught with a rural youth project, could not make it to the city before this last day to apply. I am also mailing the application, as I have been trying to submit application for last 2-3 hours, am not sure if there is technical issue at my end or too much pressure at the site. I would request you to please consider my application, I am eagerly looking forward to be part of the team.

    Thanks you, hoping for positive reply.

    Warm Regards,
    Ravindra, India


    1. Dear Ravindra,

      We’re apologize for your inconvenience. But we’re not organizer of this program. We’re just share the opportunity information among the youth around the world. Please contact with WCF regarding your problem. One thing is, the deadline of application is now over.

      Thank you.


  12. To whom it may concern,
    I fully understand that the deadline has passed but I wonder if there is any chance of extending it. I learned about this information quite late and when I checked, it was already overdue. I am a general secretary of Myanmar Marionette Organization from Myanmar. I strongly believe this program would be a golden opportunity for me.
    With all due respect.


  13. Hi, how did you know that they will inform us this September? Do you know the exact date? And will they post the successful names in their site?



  14. Hello,
    I am so sad now because this program is for 18-26 years old, and I am 17 yet… 😦 I just wanted to be sure, can I participate considering that?


  15. I am very appropriate this initiative, it’s important for young to follow you.
    I am very interesting
    I would like participle or follow your conferences among 50 students,
    Please how can I do?
    I am waiting your answer


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