Bright Ideas for the Future – Fifth Anniversary International Youth Conference Presentation

Presenting the ideas of 24 young democracy innovators from 12 countries.

For the fifth year in a row, we are gathering 24 young people aged 18–24, in a collaboration to bring forth visionary ideas on the strengthening and development of democracy. 540 young persons from 68 countries have applied to this year’s conference, signifying our international outreach. The proud city of Barcelona, first to hold the title of European Capital of Democracy, are graciously hosting this our fifth anniversary conference. This event concludes the conference, giving the general public the opportunity to tap into the great minds of the leaders of tomorrow.

The event will start with a 10-minute presentation of the proposals that have been produced during the conference, followed by comments from a four-headed panel. The event is concluded by an open floor discussion when the audience is given the opportunity to share comments and questions.

Get to know the brilliant conference participants by taking part in their personal presentations.

Time: Thursday 23 November, 13.00-14.00 CEST

Location: Espai Jove La Fontana, Carrer Gran de Gràcia, 190-192, Barcelona

If you are unable to join us in person, you may follow the event streaming on our Youtube channel.

Warm welcome!





Welcome & Introduction

Urban Strandberg – Managing Director IYTT


International Youth Conference 2023 Final Presentation

Four conference participants (TBA)


Panel Commentary

Cecilia Malmström – Former European Commissioner. IYTT Co-Founder, Nonresident Senior Fellow at The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), and member of the IYTT Reference Group (Zoom)

Anna Terrón Cusí – Former Member of the European Parliament, Director of the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), and member of the IYTT Reference Group

Anna Hellmark – Exploration and Enabling Labs (EEL) at Personal Center, R&D, Volvo Car Corporation

Adrià Ballester – Founder and Street Volunteer in Barcelona, The Free Conversations Movement


Open Floor Discussion

Ceremonial Presentation of Final Conference Report to the City of Barcelona

Pau Solanilla – City of Barcelona Commissioner for International Relations, and City Promotion


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Nov 23 2023


13:00 - 14:00


Espai Jove La Fontana
Carrer Gran de Gràcia, 190-192, Barcelona


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