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IUSY World Festival 2017

Jalë, Albania

From 14th to 21st July

howard

Howard Lee

IUSY President 

alessandro

Alessandro Pirisi

IUSY Secretary General 

Dear friends

We are glad and proud to invite you to the IUSY World Festival!

The aim of the World Festival is to gather young political activists from all over the world to shape new politics.

It offers a high-profile platform for political youth leaders and policy experts to map out their progressive vision for the future.

The World Festival has a long tradition and is the highlight for IUSY, its member organisations and all the young people who come to meet new friends, have fun and discuss politics.

Political focus of the World Festival is borders

and the fight of the far right across borders, which we believe must be a core of socialism and social democracy in the 21st century – a time where change is needed and possible.

2017 is a historical year for IUSY since it is the 110th anniversary of the organisation.

The World Festival, therefore, has the theme “We see no borders”, to highlight the unity of us all in our 110 years old common struggle for solidarity.

We are all looking forward to seeing you in Albania!

Howard Lee

Alessandro Pirisi
Alessandro Pirisi signature

The location

Jalë

Albania - Jale - view of the beach
Albania - Jale - view of the beach and the entrance of the Camp

Jalë is a beach venue in the Albanian Riviera by the Ionian Sea, widely know and regarded as a major touristic attraction in the country. The Youth of the Movement for Integration – LRI, our hosting organisation, has the privilege of owning a piece of land by the coast where it has organised for years its own Summer Festival.

This year, on IUSY 110th anniversary, LRI is going to host the socialists and social democrats youth from all over the world to enjoy sun, sea, and fruitful discussions on our common struggle for solidarity.

How to get to the venue:

It is time to start making travel arrangements for your delegations!

It will decrease the costs of your transport significantly but also you may find it difficult to make bookings for a larger number of persons later on. We suggest you to coordinate and make joint arrangements with organisations from the neighbouring Countries whenever possible. For example, many organisations from Central and Eastern Europe can make joint arrangements for buses and trains.

Arrival day is the 14th of July and departure day is the 21st of July.

There is no possibility to accept any participants at the camp before the arrival day or the let anyone stay at the camp after departure day.

From/to the Festival area

Transport by shuttle buses will be offered for free on the day of arrival and departure to and from Tirana Airport and it will take approximately 3 hours.

Transport to the camp will only be available for delegations and participants who have filled in arrival and departures times when registering.

Please note that you might have to wait for transport since there are a lot of people arriving at the same time. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Arrival by car or bus

A parking spot is available at the campsite.

Parking for delegations’ buses will be organised at a nearby spot and according to the exact number of buses registered.

For more information please read the extended technical details you may download below.
Please note that the information about how to arrive at the Festival area will be updated soon.

Accommodation

All delegations at the IUSY Festival 2017 will be accommodated in tents at the LRI camp in Jalë. The camp is already structured and prepared for the IUSY Festival with all necessary facilities. You will be staying in good and nice tents allocating between 2 and 7 people each.

There could be no possibility of bringing delegates’ own tents. The organisers reserve the right not to allow them into the camp as there might be no space for putting them up.

Make sure that you do not forget to bring your camping equipment (sleeping bags, mattresses, towels, etc), as this will not be provided and there will be nowhere to buy them at the Festival!

swimming

Registrations

Every participant must register to the IUSY World Festival through the online registration form.

Payments (the participation fees are reported belowmust be done by the head of delegations directly to the IUSY bank account. We kindly ask participants to do not pay their own participation fees directly to IUSY.

All further communications will be done through the head of delegations, which will have to be appointed before the first registration deadline!

The registration deadlines are as follows:

  • May, 15th
  • June, 15th (postponed to the 23rd!)

Applications received after the second deadline will not be accepted.

Registration of delegates under 18 years:

If your organisation wishes to include participants under the age of 18, IUSY requests a parental permission form to be completed and signed by the parents of the participants and the Head of Delegation, who will act as guardian. We will only confirm the participation of these participants upon receipt of the completed form.

A scanned copy of the signed form should be sent by email to the IUSY Secretariat as soon as you have registered the delegation of your organisation. Please bring a second copy of the signed original with you for registration at the campsite.

Delegates under 16 years of age cannot participate in the IUSY Festival 2017 under any circumstances!

Visa procedure

Organisations whose participants need a Visa to enter Albania should start the application procedure as soon as possible.

Please contact the embassy or consulate of Albania in your Country and make the appointment for starting the visa procedure. Please keep in mind that if you apply too late applications of your entire delegation or part of it might be rejected!

Please send the complete and correct information necessary for invitation letters for all your delegates that will need visas as soon as possible and not later than the 1st of June.

Please fill the registration form with the correct information and do not send e-mails with the passport(s) data to the IUSY Secretariat!

We need the following details about each member of your delegation who needs a Visa:

  • Given name(s)
  • Family name(s)
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Passport number
  • Date of issue
  • Date of expiry
  • Issuing authority
  • Valid e-mail address of the organisation
  • E-mail address of the embassy or consulate

Participation fee

The participation fee (expressed in Euros, €) for registrations before the 1st deadline, the 15th of May, will be the following:

  1. Participants from organisations belonging to the European Committee (organisations from  European Union’s member countries, from Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland): €180.
  2. Participants from organisations belonging to the Balkans and Black Sea Area Cooperation regions: €150
  3. Participants from other organisations: €130.
  4. Participants from the hosting organisation – LRI Albania: €70
  5. Guests: €180.

The participation fee for registrations before the 2nd and last deadline, the 23rd of June, will be the following:

  1. Participants from organisations belonging to the European Committee (organisations from  European Union’s member countries, from Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland): €200.
  2. Participants from organisations belonging to the Balkans and Black Sea Area Cooperation regions:: €180
  3. Participants from other organisations: €150.
  4. Participants from the hosting organisation – LRI Albania: €90
  5. Guests: €200.

Payments

Organisations registering before the first deadline must also make the payment by 20th of May, for the second deadline by 20th of June (postponed to the 27th of June). Otherwise, the organisation will be charged in accordance with the participation fee valid for the deadline corresponding with the date of payment.

Payments must be done by the head of delegations directly to the IUSY bank account for the total amount of their delegates registered in the deadline. We kindly ask participants to do not pay their own participation fees directly to IUSY.

The day after the deadlines we will provide to the Organisations the list of their registered delegates and the total amount to pay.

The participation fees of your delegates have to be paid by bank transfer, including the transfer fee, to the IUSY bank account:

Bank: BAWAG
BLZ (BIC): 14000
Account number: 05310660380
IBAN: AT411400005310660380
SWIFT code: BAWAATWW

Please remember to write the name and address of your organisation on your bank transfer.

As soon as you deposit the money please send the receipt to the IUSY Secretariat by e-mail to worldfestival@iusy.org.

In case you are not able to transfer the payment contact the IUSY Secretariat and a payment on the spot can be arranged. For this procedure, the same deadlines as for Participation Fees apply.

from the last festival

videologs from the IUSY World Festival – Malta 2014

keep in contact

The easiest way to get information about the IUSY Festival is to check this page regularly.

You will also get regular information about news concerning technical details at the e-mail address(es) of your Organisation. Please keep the IUSY Secretariat informed about any change of it.

In the case of problems, please get in contact with the IUSY Secretariat immediately.

To make the communication more fluid and faster we kindly ask you to call the Secretariat and the IUSY Project Manager only in case of emergencies. Otherwise please consider writing to the Secretariat at the Festival official e-mail address.

IUSY Secretariat
worldfestival@iusy.org

IUSY Secretariat
+43.1.523.12.67
(Monday/Friday:
from 9:00 to 17:00 CET)

Matteo Cervi
IUSY Project manager
+43.699.171.20.831
(Monday/Friday:
from 9:00 to 17:00 CET)

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