Organizers of Genfest 2012 are expecting 12,500 youths to participate in this summer's festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2 in Budapest, Hungary, followed by a six-day workshop in Rome.
The gathering will feature discussions, talks, prayer, reflection and music.
It is sponsored by Youth for a United World, the youth branch of the Focolare movement.
A news release from Focolare officials said the upcoming festival and workshop will have as its theme "Let's Bridge" and will be open to participants ages 18-30.
The registration deadline is March 15.
More information is available at www.genfest.org.