The 4th Silk Road & Young Dreams Officially Launched and Signing up is Ongoing

The 4th Silk Road & Young Dreams (SRYD) is officially launched and calls for young people from all over the world to participate to show their talents. With the theme of “Rural Revitalization, Green Development and International Cooperation” and sub-theme of “Winter Olympics”, this event will promote people-to-people bonds, and enhance exchanges among the youth along the “Belt and Road”. Meanwhile, it aims to highlight the youth’s responsibility and enrich connotation of the pragmatic cooperation under the BRI.

The 4th SRYD will build bridge for young people to link up the societies through six competitions including speech, music, photography, sand painting, sculpture, and start-up. The youth is encouraged to elaborate their understandings and suggestions on poverty reduction, Olympic spirit and sustainable development from an innovative perspective. Especially, “Silk Road Youth Start-up Competition” is newly-added this year. On the basis of studying the cases of China’s successful poverty reduction, the participants may analyze their advantages and limitations, or design start-up plans according to local resources. In addition, the organizing committee will organize lectures, sessions and field researches to enrich the event.

The 4th Silk Road & Young Dreams is guided by China NGO Network for International Exchanges, hosted by Silk Road Cities Alliance, China Friendship Foundation for Peace & Development, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies of Renmin University of China, China Nationality Culture Foundation, Beijing Belt & Road Cooperative Community. The fundamental goal of the project is to provide the youth of countries and regions along the Silk Road who have different backgrounds and dreams, with a stage to shine with talents and potentials, a platform to feel the pulse of the present era. The event is annually held from 2018, more than 1000 young candidates from 100 countries have registered for the SRYD. It is also supported by the embassies, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and mainstream media.

The preliminary and final of all the competitions will be online, and an offline awarding ceremony is planned to be held on August 12.

For registration details, please follow the WeChat account “silkroadyoungdreams” or check:

Online registration:





Contest Introduction : here.

The 4th Silk Road & Young Dreams 2021: here.

Application Form : here.

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