International Youth Congress

The International Youth Congress (Esperanto: Internacia Junulara Kongreso, IJK) is the largest annual meeting of young Esperantists in the world. The participants come from all over the world for one week, and they usually number around 300, although there has been a congress with more than 1000 attendees before. The congress takes place in a different country every year and is organized by the World Esperanto Youth Organization, the youth wing of the Universal Esperanto Association. Both the IJK and the World Esperanto Congress take place each summer, usually in consecutive weeks but rarely in the same country.

List of congressesEdit

 
Map of countries that have hosted the International Youth Congress of Esperanto, 1938–2017.
Number Year City Country Number of registrees
(both attenders and non-attenders)
Number of
participants
76 2020 Someren   Netherlands    
75 2019 Liptovský Hrádok[1]   Slovakia 291 231
74 2018 Badajoz[2]   Spain 306 273
73 2017 Aného[3]   Togo 136 110
72 2016 Wroclaw   Poland 264
71 2015 Wiesbaden   Germany 291
70 2014 Fortaleza   Brazil 156 150
69 2013 Nazareth   Israel 98[4] 80
68 2012 Hanoi   Vietnam 142[5] 145[6]
67 2011 Kiev   Ukraine 320[7] 311[8]
66 2010 Santa Cruz del Norte   Cuba ~133[9] 181
65 2009 Liberec   Czech Republic 472 343
64 2008 Szombathely   Hungary 485 365
63 2007 Hanoi   Vietnam 175+ 145
62 2006 Sarajevo   Bosnia and Herzegovina 379
61 2005 Zakopane   Poland 478
60 2004 Kovrov   Russia 385[10] 355
59 2003 Lesjöfors   Sweden 330
58 2002 Pato Branco   Brazil 100
57 2001 Strasbourg   France   406
56 2000 Hong Kong   China   200
55 1999 Veszprém   Hungary 500
54 1998 Rijeka   Croatia 378
53 1997 Assisi   Italy 470
52 1996 Güntersberge   Germany 360
51 1995 Serovo, near Saint Petersburg   Russia 350+ 303
50 1994 Cheonan   South Korea 241
49 1993 Vraca   Bulgaria 173
48 1992 Montreal   Canada 104
47 1991 Karlskoga   Sweden 189
46 1990 Playa Giron   Cuba 153
45 1989 Kerkrade   Netherlands 525
44 1988 Zagreb   Yugoslavia 769
43 1987 Krakov   Poland 1034
42 1986 Neurim (נעורים)   Israel 106
41 1985 Eringerfeld   Germany 425
40 1984 Swanwick   United Kingdom 293
39 1983 Debrecen   Hungary 672
38 1982 Leuven   Belgium 315
37 1981 Oaxtepec   Mexico 108
36 1980 Raumo   Finland 332
35 1979 Austerlitz   Netherlands 388
34 1978 Veliko Tarnovo   Bulgaria 450
33 1977 Poitiers   France 325
32 1976 Thessaloniki   Greece 350
31 1975 Fredericia   Denmark 265
30 1974 Münster   Germany 250
29 1973 Sarajevo   Yugoslavia 282
28 1972 Toruń   Poland 250
27 1971 Edinburgh   United Kingdom 150
26 1970 Graz   Austria 200
25 1969 Tyresö   Sweden 120
24 1968 Tarragona   Spain 130
23 1967 Rotterdam   Netherlands 90
22 1966 Pécs   Hungary 900
21 1965 Otsu   Japan 250
20 1964 Amsterdam   Netherlands 200
19 1963 Vraca   Bulgaria 550
18 1962 Ystad   Sweden 70
17 1961 Wokingham   United Kingdom 116
16 1960 Rotterdam   Netherlands 105
15 1959 Gdańsk   Poland 300
14 1958 Hamburg   Germany 126
13 1957 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon   France 30
12 1956 Büsum   Germany 173
11 1955 L'Aquila   Italy 350 250
10 1954 Hilversum   Netherlands 90
9 1953 Wörgl   Austria 80
8 1952 Ry   Denmark 108
7 1951 Haarlem   Netherlands 280
6 1950 Konstanz   Germany 420
5 1949 Versailles   France 200
4 1948 Groet   Netherlands 285
3 1947 Ipswich   United Kingdom 200
2 1939 Tervuren   Belgium 400 350
1 1938 Groet   Netherlands 304+ 203

StatisticsEdit

CountriesEdit

Countries by number of times as host:

Times hosted Country Years hosted
9   Netherlands 1938, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1960, 1964, 1967, 1979, 1989
7   Germany 1950, 1956, 1958, 1974, 1985, 1996, 2015
5   Poland 1959, 1972, 1987, 2005, 2016
4   United Kingdom 1947, 1961, 1971, 1984
  France 1949, 1957, 1977, 2001
  Sweden 1962, 1969, 1991, 2003
  Hungary 1966, 1983, 1999, 2008
3   Bulgaria 1963, 1978, 1993
2   Belgium 1939, 1982
  Denmark 1952, 1975
  Austria 1953, 1970
  Italy 1955, 1997
  Spain 1968, 2018
  Yugoslavia 1973, 1988
  Israel 1986, 2013
  Cuba 1990, 2010
  Russia 1995, 2004
  Brazil 2002, 2014
  Vietnam 2007, 2012
1   Japan 1965
  Greece 1976
  Finland 1980
  Mexico 1981
  Canada 1992
  South Korea 1994
  Croatia 1998
  Hong Kong 2000
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2006
  Czech Republic 2009
  Ukraine 2011
  Togo 2017

ContinentsEdit

Of the 74 congresses that have happened so far,[a] 60 were hosted in Europe, 7 in Asia, 4 in North America, 2 in South America, 1 in Africa and none in Australia/Oceania.

CitiesEdit

Five cities have hosted the event twice:

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This excludes future congresses.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.liberafolio.org/2018/01/30/tejo-kun-nova-prezidanto-kongresos-en-slovakio/
  2. ^ http://tejo.org/la-74-ijk-internacia-junulara-kongreso-de-tejo-okazos-en-badajoz-hispanio/
  3. ^ http://tejo.org/2016/08/ijk-2017-en-togolando/
  4. ^ IJK 2013 : Aligxintoj Archived 2013-08-26 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ List of registered participants at the IJK 2012 website
  6. ^ IJK-2012 denove en Vjetnamio
  7. ^ "List of registrees". 67th IJK webpage. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  8. ^ "Number of participants by country". 67th IJK webpage. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  9. ^ 133 is the number of people who filled in the online signing-up form
  10. ^ http://tejo.org/ijk/2004/alighintoj.php

External linksEdit