IYDU Council Meeting, August 3rd – 6th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio 2015

This years big meeting will be held in Brazil, and our hosts are Juventude Democratas. August 3- 6 2015.

The invitation is available here, and invitations has been sent out to all member organizations. Haven’t received an invite? Contact us at secretary@iydu-network.org

The final program is available by clicking here.

Please make your flight arrangements soon as prices will increase the closer we get to August, and remember to register for the event at EventBrite.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most interesting, influential, beautiful, and liveliest cities in the world. While Brazil is the largest, most populous, and the epicenter of the Latin American economy.

The program will start with a welcome dinner on 3rd August, with the main sessions taking place on 4th and 5th of August. The agenda will include speeches from senior politicians on the current political and economic trends in Brazil and Latin America and from other experts in Brazilian History, Political Institutions and Culture.

The formal proceedings of the council meeting will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 5th of August with elections to IYDU offices closing the formal part of the meeting. A city tour of Rio de Janeiro will take place on the morning of 6th of August; the tour is of course optional, but not something to be missed!

Our host is Juventude Democratas (Democrats Youth), youth-wing of (Democratas) Democrats Party. Democrats Youth’s National President is Bruno Kazuhiro, who serves as IYDU Vice-Chairman. Additionally, Universidad Unión de Partidos Latinoamericanos (University UPLA) is going to be held in Petropolis, a city near Rio de Janeiro from July 28th and August 2nd. UPLA is the Latin American regional branch of IDU and University UPLA is an event that annually unites delegates from each UPLA party-member youth-wing to discuss Latin American politics by developing common strategies to strengthen democracy in the region. IYDU Delegates are welcome to travel to Brazil early to be a part of University UPLA. At the same time, UPLA Youth Delegates will have the opportunity to stay longer in Rio and participate in IYDU’s event.

Please note that this is the official Council Meeting of the IYDU, as confirmed by the IDU. No other meetings of the IYDU are scheduled at this time.

If you have any questions at this time, feel free to email secretary@iydu-network.org.

Best Wishes from the entire IYDU Board.

Charlotte Spurkeland

Sandy Tanner
Secretary General

The Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) is also hosting their biannual in conjunction with the IYDU event in Rio. Their event will take place from July 29th til August 2nd, which gives participants in Rio the possibility to attend both events.

YRNF Chicago 2015

The YRNF biannual will be held in Chicago, and features potential 2016 candidates, elections of the new YRNF board, sessions on important U.S. political issues, the ability for great networking, and a great international program (to beannounced).

There’s direct flights from Chicago to Rio, so this is a great opportunity to connect with our fellow sister party in the US, while already being in the Americas for the IYDU meeting.

For additional info & participation, check out YRNF International’s webpage.