2017 Australia-China Youth Dialogue

6 December 2017

Group of people posing for a class photo
At the conclusion of ACYD2016 in Hong Kong (31 October 2016)
  • Sector: Education
  • Country location: China
  • Grantee: The Australia-China Youth Dialogue

Project summary

The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) brings together 30 high-performing Australian and Chinese delegates aged 25-40 for a four day annual inter-disciplinary dialogue. Delegates explore critical themes relevant to both countries that challenges them to broaden their thinking on the bilateral relationship.

All delegates are accomplished emerging leaders selected from a diverse set of backgrounds. They have demonstrated sustained commitment to public service, outstanding academic credentials, and extensive leadership experience.

The dialogue uses a variety of formats, such as interactive panel sessions, security crisis simulation sessions and entrepreneurial pitch sessions. All sessions are guided by leading Australian and Chinese experts drawn from a range of backgrounds.

The principal goal of the ACYD is to develop deeper and broader relationships between key emerging leaders from Australia and China. These relationships, over time -- facilitated by the ACYD Alumni Network (product of the ACYD) -- will foster spin-off collaboration across a range of sectors.

Key dates

Activity or event Location Expected start date

Australia-China Youth Dialogue


15/09/2017 - 18/09/2017

Australia-China Council grant offer: $35,000.00

Total project value: $155,800.00

Last Updated: 1 August 2018