Youth Meeting during the 49th CIOFF® World Congress in Santiago, Chile has accomplished its program. Meeting was held with the Youth delegations from Argentina, Germany, Bolivia, Chile, USA, Estonia, Luxembourg,Hungary, Peru Switzerland,Paraguay,Colombia,France,Italy and Turkey with 35 Youth delegations in total. Youth Commissions presented their reports for their national youth commissions.
Open forums took place one on the topic international year of Indigenous Languages and the second one intangible cultural heritage in urban contexts which was held by Laura Lopez and with contribution of Alec Marecos from Paraguay who was a former Secretary General and also an Indigineous Language Speaker called ” Guarani ”. Objective of the Forum was to learn more about cultural heritage and make youth people to start thinking about concrete actions and was to give youth an approach of another side of ICH. Youth Commissions discussed about the differences between ICH in cities and ICH in rural zones. During the sixth session of the meeting CIOFF® got a presentation about the project videos without Borders several countries showed us the results of this project which going to be broadcasted in the following months on the website and YouTube channel of CIOFF® Youth. After that CIOFF® Youth discussed one of the most important topics in the conference project for the next two years in special for 2020 Folkloriada and for the 50th years anniversary of CIOFF®.
Jorge Parra from CIOFF® Youth Chile elected as Youth Representative in Legal Commission, Facundo Gaztelu from CIOFF® Youth Argentina elected as Youth Representative in Cultural Commission, Giullia Ciuffa from CIOFF® Youth Italy elected as Youth Representative in Festival Commission. Juan Alberto Cruz from CIOFF® Youth Chile elected as Youth Representative in Folkloriada Committee. Congratulations for youth delegates for their new positions.