IJFonduso is a fund established by the Italian Esperantist Youth to promote and encourage the participation of young esperantists from the most distant or economically disadvantaged countries at the Festival .


IEJ offers 3 places at the festival, which will be assigned to young people satisfying the following requirements:

Age. Must not be above 30. Age is calculated on March 1st 2016.
Residence. IJFonduso is addressed to young people from 2nd, 3rd, or 4th zone countries*.

The winners will have the right to participate the International Youth Festival for free as autonomous participants for all the duration of the event, being asked to collaborate actively with the organisers for the preparation and the carrying out of the day and night festival activities.

Automous participants need to provide meals for themselves, while for the overnight stay external (for tents) and internal (for sleeping bags) spaces will be available.

Deadline to present applications: February 7th 2016.


To present the application, it is sufficient to send an email to ijf.admin@esperanto.it with the following subject: “IJFonduso 2016 – APPLICANT’S NAME”, in which must be specified:

- Full name.
- Date of birth.
- Nationality.
- State of residence.
- Description of actual condition.
- Description of experience concerning esperantist world: whether and for how long you have been speaking Esperanto, which events you took part in, etc.

1 Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Catalonia, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, UK, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican.
2 Cyprus, Czech Republic Greece, Iceland, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.
3 Australia, Brunei, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Japan, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, USA.
4 All other.