Health is a common pursuit of humankind, and also the eternal theme resonating with people along the Silk Road throughout history. The health issues, regardless of the Public Health Emergency of International Concern, or researches on prevention and treatment of chronic diseases highly draw the public attention. People from different nations and culture have never stopped the exploration of the science of life and health.
In 2016, President Xi proposed to work together on building a “Healthy Silk Road”, to deepen international health cooperation, and to improve the welfare of the public.
The 3rd Silk Road & Young Dreams takes “Health” as its theme, and encourages the young people to elaborate the understanding, researches, observation, and suggestions on “health, healthy life, healthy psychology, healthy society, healthy environment, public health emergency mechanism, health cooperation on the Belt and Road”, so as to show the responsibility of youth in participating in global health governance.
Time: August 12, 2020
Venue: Beijing, China (TBD)
Content: The event consists of five contests, including Speech, Music, Photography, Sand Painting and Sculpture, as well as Field visits to urban public health institutions, Award Ceremony and Youth Association activities.
Contests: Affected by the epidemic, both preliminary and finals of the contests will be conducted online.
Silk Road & Young Dreams, a youth-oriented cultural exchange project along the Silk Road, is jointly hosted by Silk Road Cities Alliance, China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development, Beijing Belt and Road Cooperative Community and Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies of Renmin University of China. 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 and share dreams, as well as a bridge to link up societies. The first and second events were respectively held in August 2018 and April 2019 in Beijing with nearly 1000 participants from more than 70 countries. In 2020, Chinese Urban Sculpture Artists Association (CUSAA) will be added as a co-organizer.
SRYD greatly enhances the people-to-people connection among the youth along the Silk Road. Once launched, its rich content and flexible format have been well received by young people. It is determined to further expand its content and enhance its quality, making it a supporting project for the “Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in 2021”.
Silk Road Cities Alliance
China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development
Beijing Belt and Road Cooperative Community
Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies of Renmin University of China
The Chinese Urban Sculpture Artists Association (CUSAA) (new)
World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies
SCO Countries Youth League
SABRI (Student Association of Belt and Road Initiative)