One Week To Go: Application Call For Participants For Global Youth Forum

Youth Time International Movement is set to host its sixth Global Youth Forum in Qatar. With one week left to apply, here is all you need to know.

Youth Time International Movement (YTIM) has extended its deadline for this year’s Global Youth Forum to Friday 15th October, giving you more time to join us in Doha, Qatar for an exciting and illuminating few days of activities.

So far, people from all over the world have applied for the Forum, meaning those who will be attending will get an incredible variety in views and experiences, to leave you more well-rounded than when you arrived in Qatar.

Running from 7th December to the 11th December, this will be an intense four days coupled with fun and insights from our world-renowned speakers.


What Is The Global Youth Forum?

YTIM’s mission is to give a chance to youth of all nationalities, creeds and genders who wish to make a positive impact both in their society and globally.

We achieve this through creating a space for youth from around the world to meet each other, encouraging them to participate in educational & cultural programs and enrich each other with their thoughts and experiences.

Since 2015 the Youth Global Forum has been an annual event that has served as a platform to promote youth interests, intergenerational and intercultural education and opportunity.

Each year the Youth Global Forum travels to a new destination, with previous versions of the event being held in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Jakarta, Dubai and Paris with previous themes such as ‘Worldwide Impact Investment: The Role of Entrepreneurs’ and ‘Industry 5.0 vs Inclusive Development: Where is the Future?’.

The Youth Global Forum also hosts the annual Idea Grant Competition where ten selected projects are given the opportunity to present their ideas in front of those in attendance and a jury panel consisting of members with expertise in entrepreneurship, business, academics, and social Impact.

These projects compete for prizes including funded scholarships for higher and continued education, and the grand prize of receiving the ‘Youth Time Idea Grant’ that provides the funding necessary to turn at least one project into reality.


This Year’s Theme

We are rapidly moving towards a future where knowledge and specific skills will probably be the dominant factor in sustaining the global economy rather than natural resources. Worldwide digitalization, AI, and technology are, day by day, moving towards dominating the workplace.

The young professionals of today should be constantly alert to acquiring the skills that will be essential to remaining competitive in a labour market that will develop and evolve in a framework of fast-changing economics while being mindful that equal access to this educational development is essential to reducing inequalities as opposed to increasing them whereby only the developed communities and societies will have access and be fully prepared for the future.

This year, Youth Time International Movement is focusing on future skills for a sustainable workplace. Over the course of the Youth Global Forum 2021 we will discuss the theme of “Education based on the Digital Revolution: Building Capacity for Youth Transformation”. We will explore the importance of education at different ages and career phases as well as the roster of the essential new skills that will relate to the transitional period.



As an NGO, our goal is to provide opportunity to those who are unable to attend similar private events. With this in mind we offer 2 packages available:

Subsidiary Basic Participation:
• Registration fee without accommodation: €150  (only available for residents of Qatar)
• Registration fee including twin room shared accommodation for the period covering the event of the 7th-11th of December 2021: €300
Both options include attendance of opening and closing/award ceremonies, gala dinners, tea breaks and meals, cultural activities, educational program, participants kit.

Non-subsidiary Participation:
As an NGO we will be glad to receive any kind of sponsorship. If you wish to support Youth Time International Movement, you can choose the non-subsidiary option which covers 100% costs of participation. Registration fee is €1000
Which will include all as stated in the subsidiary package but with single room accommodation.

Please note:
• Travel to the event is at your own expense
• (Unless in the event that the event is cancelled or unable to be held in Doha, Qatar) The registration fee is non-transferable and non-refundable

Payment Information
After your application has been approved you will be asked to submit your payment as a participant at the event. Payment details will be provided to the selected participants in the official invitation upon acceptance of your application. Only after payment will your participation be guaranteed. Please note, that your participation is not guaranteed until payment has been made. Not paying promptly will risk your place to participate at the Youth Global Forum.


Covid-19 Requirements

Current Covid-19 restrictions are in place to enter Qatar, so if you are not a current resident then it would be wise to only apply if you meet the current restrictions at time of application as these may not change –
You must be fully vaccinated with one of the following vaccines:

  •  Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty),
  •  Moderna (Spikefax),
  •  AstraZeneca (Coveshield / Oxford / Vaxepheria),
  •  Jansen / Johnson & Johnson (only one dose)
  • & conditionally approved – Sinopharm vaccine


Why Qatar?

Doha, Qatar will provide a fitting backdrop to the Youth Global Forum 2021. Formal education in Qatar began to take shape in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s.

The education system of Qatar has gone through various educational reforms in order to keep up with the country’s ever-changing economic landscape and have the image of today.

Qatar has undergone a steep modernization curve in a short period, which makes the pattern of development in the education system unique and outstanding.

The education sector is still learning what the best way forward as a nation will be in order to fulfil Qatar’s vision of becoming an independent and knowledge-producing country.

Although Qatar is not finished with its reforms, the country has come a long way from the relatively non-existent education system a few decades ago and the heavily illiterate population that characterised Qatar at that time. Today, Qatar is gradually establishing itself as a leading education centre in the Arabian Gulf and the greater Middle East, moving away from the stigma of being an ‘oil rich’ country towards a ‘knowledge rich’ country.

The Communications and Information Technology sector in Qatar is witnessing a great expansion that seeks to transform Qatar to an information society to achieve broad-based prosperity and well-being on both social and economic levels, which supports the national objectives of Qatar’s National Vision 2030.

Youth Global Forum 2021, together with young adults from around the world, will take advantage of Qatar’s experience and get inspired in order to explore the opportunities that the Skills of the Future will bestow upon the world.

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