InterYes - International Youth Forum

International Youth Forum on Public Diplomacy "InterYes"

A Forum and a workshop for youth leaders:
2-8 April 2021, in Ulyanovsk, Russia


The Forum is aimed at uniting the leaders of youth non-profit organizations from Russia and 9 foreign countries, engaged in public diplomacy in their territories, into an initiative community aimed at expanding dialogue with each other.

The Forum will become a common space for discussing of the public diplomacy development issues in the world, finding solutions and establishing cooperation among youth leaders from 10 countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Switzerland, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Egypt).

Forum language: English

The Forum is organized by the Project Office of International Youth Cooperation “Russia-BRICS” together with the foundation "Ulyanovsk – Capital of Culture" with the support of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs "Rosmolodezh" and the Aleksandr Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund


We invite 50 young people (18-35 years old) from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), Switzerland, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Egypt who:

  • have experience of participation and/or organizing international youth projects;
  • want to develop their competences in public diplomacy and create joint international projects to implement them after the Forum;
  • have a good level of spoken English;
  • have strong personal motivation to attend the forum, be engaged in the educational process and an interest in development of cooperation with youth organizations from 10 countries;
  • are ready to work on dissemination of the knowledge acquired during the forum;
  • are ready to participate in all events as outlined by the agenda of the forum;
  • are ready to write an article based on results of the forum on websites and youth portals of delegating and partner organizations, distribute information through social media.



During the first day of the Forum participants will learn more about public diplomacy and present their own ideas to experts.

The topics of the forum’s sections:

  1. Youth diplomacy
  2. Digital diplomacy
  3. Cultural diplomacy
  4. Diplomacy through creative industries

During the pitch session each participant presents only one idea on the selected topic of the forum. The time limit for the performance is no more than 5 minutes.
During 4-day workshop (based on non-formal education principles) participants will gain their project management competences and create several joint international projects to implement them after the Forum.



There is no any fee!
The organizers will provide travel expenses “Moscow to/from Ulyanovsk”, accommodation, meals and a cultural program for all participants and experts of the forum.
Flight to Moscow, medical insurance visa fees (if applicable) should be covered by the participants themselves or by delegating organizations.

All interested applicants should fill in an online application till 11pm February 28, 2021 (Moscow time)


The Forum will take place in a beautiful city of Ulyanovsk, Russia.

All the participants of the workshop will live in double rooms in a hotel “ART-ULYANOVSK” which is not far from the airport. During the Forum organizers will provide group transfers to the city center.