Submit Your Stories丨“The Belt and Road”Youth Story Sharing is waiting for you
Today, our world is living in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and complex shifts in the international landscape. Implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is encountering roadblocks as global development faces unprecedented challenges with an ever-widening North-South divide and the world facing another onset of change and instability.
In 2021, China proposed the Global Development Initiative, calling on the international community to focus on peace and development, and accelerate the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
2022 marks the 9th year of the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a cause capturing strong resilience and vitality.
Youth, as a key force in promoting global sustainable development, are injecting further impetus to the construction of the BRI. As they unite and cooperate to make the world a better place, they are also writing their own chapters of touching stories that encourage and inspire others to grow.
The theme of 2022 Youth Story Sharing programme is Green Development, with the aim of pooling the wisdom and strength of our youth to forge a sustainable and green future hand-in-hand. As part of this community, do you have your own story to share?
Whether it is environmental protection, resource conservation, carbon reduction, ecological restoration, or transition to a green economy, we are looking forward to hearing your unique stories and learning about the actions you have taken. This opportunity to have your voice heard by the world is one that you cannot miss!
From August 23rd to October 30th, 2022, the All-China Youth Federation and the Great Silk Way International Youth Union are jointly hosting a campaign calling for youth stories related to “the Belt and Road”. The aim is to introduce the B&R and the Global Development Initiative proposed by General Secretary Xi Jinping to youth from all over the world, celebrating their inspirational tales and achievements in promoting international cooperation in the field of youth development. Applicants whose stories are selected will be invited to attend the annual meeting of the B&R Youth Story Sharing held in Xi 'an in late October.
August 23rd to October 30th, 2022
Co-hosts:All-China Youth Federation, “Great Silk Way” International Youth Union
Organizers: Xi 'an Jiaotong University, China Youth Daily
Supported by: Shaanxi Youth Federation
Co-organizers: KAB National Promotion Office, China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp., Ltd., China Construction Civil Engineering Co., Ltd.
III. Theme of Program
Pooling the Power of Youth and Together for a Green Future
a. Chinese participants should submit stories showing their work involving international cooperation related to the Belt and Road Initiative.
b. Overseas participants should submit stories about starting up businesses in countries along the Belt and Road, and their work or service programs involving the Belt and Road Initiative.
c. Participants should be the recorders or witnesses of the stories in countries along the Belt and Road.
d. All participants must be 35-years-old and under.
a. The story should be your personal (or team) experience mainly focusing on youth initiatives related to green development, such as ecological environment protection, resource conservation, carbon reduction, pollution prevention and control, ecological restoration, green economy transition, environmental protection publicity, and technological innovations for environmental protection. The content should highlight achievements and opportunities in international cooperation in the context of the B&R, and demonstrate the innovation, vitality and entrepreneurship of the younger generation.
b. Your story should be around 2,000 words, to which you may attach 3-5 high-definition captioned images to illustrate projects undertaken by you or your team, work settings and project presentations.
c. Format: Video is the preferred form of submission, while written works will also be accepted.
3. Requirements for Video Submissions
a. Stories presented in the form of short videos must be original content free of intellectual property disputes, and shall not violate relevant laws and regulations.
b. In the video, you may present your story using a diversity of techniques, including but not limited to voiceover narrative, scenario recreation and animation. There can be one or multiple actors in the mise-en-scene. Editing can be performed to reflect your actual work settings.
c. Individual authors can upload 1-2 works, and works produced by a team can only be submitted once.
d. Video specifications:
-The length of the video should be 2-5 minutes.
-The resolution should be 1920×1080 pixels (Full HD 1080P) or higher.
-The following formats are acceptable: rmvb, mov, MP4, mpeg.
-The video should be in horizontal format.
e. The host reserve the right to broadcast and disseminate the submitted works.
4. Requirements for Written Submissions
a. Each story should be around 2,000 words.
b. You may attach 3-5 high-definition captioned images to illustrate projects undertaken by you or your team, work settings and project presentations.
Please send story text, photographs, and videos together to email@example.com, and write Belt and Road International Call in the email subject line. Registration will be open until October 30th.
VI. Participant Incentives
1. The top 10 stories will be selected by a panel of experts, and presented on new media platforms. Authors of the top 10 stories will receive certificates.
2. The authors of the Top 10 B&R stories will be invited to attend the annual meeting of the Belt and Road Initiative Youth Story Sharing event in Xi 'an in late October.
3. The Top 10 stories will be published in the China Youth Daily, and entrepreneurs and narrators with intercultural communication skills will have the opportunity to participate in international youth exchange activities organized by the International Department of the All-China Youth Federation in 2023.
VII. Contact Us
Mr. Zhao Hongyu
KAB National Promotion Office