Silk Road & Young Dreams, an annual cross-cultural international project for the young people along the Silk Road, was jointly initiated by Silk Road Cities Alliance, 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 Silk Road & Young Dreams were held respectively in August 2018 and April 2019 in Beijing. In 2019, China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development will be added as a co-host.
Silk Road Young Leaders Club (hereinafter referred to as SRYC), as a supporting mechanism for Silk Road & Young Dreams, aims to provide a sustainable platform for sharing information, experience and dreams, inspiring minds and building people-to-people connectivity among young leaders and talents from countries along the Belt and Road, with the focus on enhancing mutual understanding and cooperation of the younger generations and contributing to their long-term development.