Youth Pre-Conference Welcome Package
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- Youth Pre-Conference Welcome Guide (2855 kb)
- Youth Pre-Conference Programme (1310 kb)
- Youth Pre-Conference Sessions (94 kb)
- Youth Pre-Conference Permission Form (96 kb) (Please print and sign and bring to Vienna!)
Youth Pre-Conference: Call for Activities and Presenters
The Vienna YouthForce and the AIDS 2010 Youth Programme are organizing a Youth Pre-Conference from 14 to 16 July 2010. The Pre-Conference is open to young people attending AIDS 2010 and will consist of informative sessions and skills-building workshops on HIV and AIDS issues ranging from scientific knowledge to effective political advocacy.
The 2010 Youth Pre-Conference is a three-day event that aims to provide 300 young delegates with the opportunity to network and connect with their peers prior to AIDS 2010, as well as provide youth attending the main conference with technical information and skills for effective participation. An additional day, 17 July, is reserved for extra activities and a Pre-Conference exchange programme.
Programme applications and participants' applications will be reviewed by a team of 14 young people aged 16 to 26 who are on the Pre-Conference Sub-Committee and come from a variety of HIV- and AIDS-related youth organizations around the globe.
14 July – Day 1: Understanding HIV/AIDS Science, Prevention, Treatment, & Care
15 July – Day 2: Policy-, Socioeconomic- and Rights-related Components of HIV and AIDS
16 July – Day 3: Advocacy & Building Capacity of Youth at AIDS 2010 and Beyond
17 July – Day 4: Exchange Programme with other Pre-Conferences and Forums & Preparation Activities for AIDS 2010
Costs and Accommodation
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is our main sponsor and partner for the Youth Pre-Conference. Other supporters include UNAIDS, UNESCO and aids2031. There is a small registration fee to attend the Pre-Conference. If you come from a high-income country* the registration fee is between EUR 20 to 40. If you are from a middle/low-income country the registration fee ranges from EUR 0 to 20, depending on how much you can contribute. The fee will entitle you to four nights accommodation, three meals per day during the Pre-Conference and materials for the event.
The Vienna YouthForce does not give scholarships for transportation or travel. Participants must either be registered and/or have received a scholarship from AIDS 2010 or from a sponsoring organization to attend the conference. If you live in Austria, you can attend the Pre-Conference without attending AIDS 2010. If you have already received a scholarship notification and wish to attend or participate in the Pre-Conference, let the scholarship department know about your plans, so they can arrange your travel accordingly.
*The list of high-, middle- and low-income countries is according to the World Bank classification. See the AIDS 2010 conference website for a list of high-income countries.
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