Proxy Centre will be providing accreditation service for the participants, organizers, journalists, and service staff during the preparation and holding of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, which will be taking place from 14 to 22 October.
Proxy Centre specialists picked and trained accreditation operators in advance and provided requisite technical equipment for operators’ workplaces. Accreditation desks will start working a few days before the opening of the forum and will be operational until the end of the event. Proxy Centre staff will have to deal with a challenging amount of work – it is planned that the WFYS will bring together more than 20,000 young people from 150 countries.
The main events of the festival will be held in Sochi and Moscow. The WFYS opening ceremony will take place in the Sochi Olympic Park, at the Bolshoi Ice Palace. Fifteen Russian cities will participate in the regional program of the festival: Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Veliky Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, Vladivostok, Makhachkala, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Izhevsk, Yaroslavl, and Sevastopol.
The festival, which was held in Moscow in 1957 and 1985, is getting back to Russia after a 32-year break. Participants in the WFYS will be young leaders in various fields — representatives of NGOs, young people who have achieved success in science, creativity, sports, education, IT, politics, and the best representatives of the student community.
The organizers of WFYS 2017 are the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) and the International Union of Students (IUS), as well as the National Council of Youth and Children’s Associations of Russia and the Roscongress Foundation. The festival is held under the auspices of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh).
The program of the festival will include discussions, sports, and cultural events. Among the key objectives of the WFYS are the consolidation of the global youth community, the strengthening of international relations, and the development of interethnic and intercultural interaction.
“Serving an international youth event of a global scale is a new development phase for Proxy Centre. All customer groups will be provided with a high level of service — the company has all the requisite resources, highly qualified staff and experience gained during the 2014 Olympic Games and FIFA Confederations Cup,” said Sergei Lazutkin, Proxy Centre General Director.