Youth Empowerment: Political Participation & Economic Development in the Middle East & North Africa
What will be discussed?
The Stakeholder Institutions of the Co-Opinion Network decided to focus on four challenges that the youth face in the Middle East & North Africa:
- Youth Unemployment and Informality
- Youth Entrepreneurship
- Radicalization of the Youth
- Youth Civic Participation
Who can apply?
Undergraduate & graduate students, young activists and professionals, young entrepreneurs, representatives of NGOs, academics, and journalists are eligible for applying to be participant in the summit.
The panels will be open to everyone, however there will be a registration process based on the availability of seats.
There is an application procedure for the workshop participants. The participants who attend all workshops will be qualified for certification.
What is the deadline?
The deadline for application to participate in the workshops is extended to 8th September Friday 23:59 (EEST). Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The selected participants from abroad are required to send a copy of their flight tickets to the Director of Event Management in 10 days after their applications are approved. The Co-Opinion Network can submit a Letter of Invitation, if necessary.
Which costs are covered by the Co-Opinion Network?
No participation fee will be charged for the participants.
The costs of accommodation will be covered by the Co-Opinion Network only for the workshop participants from abroad and only for three nights, 1-3 October.
The on-ground transportation for the workshop participants (except for the arrival to the hotel on the first day and departure from the hotel on the last day of event) will be covered.
The costs of lunches on 2nd and 3rd October will be covered for the workshop participants.
An Opening Cocktail will be held on 2nd October, exclusive for the workshop participants, representatives of Stakeholder Institutions of the Co-Opinion Network, and the Advisory Board Members. The cost of the cocktail will be covered by the Co-Opinion Network.
Please kindly note that the costs of dinners and transportation to/from Istanbul will be self-financed.
If the selected workshop participants are not able to attend the summit for any reason, they need to notify the Director of Event Management until 27th September, Sunday.
What is the working language?
The working language of the summit is English, and no translation will be provided.
What is expected from the workshop participants?
Each workshop group is expected to come up with a set of policy proposals and an outline of a social responsibility project that aim to address the problems of the youth that the group will have discussed. Specific instructions will be given by the Academic Team in the beginning of the summit.
What do I need to pay attention to while filling out the application form?
If you apply through one of our Stakeholder Institutions, please specify this at the application form.
Please register a phone number which we can use to contact you during your time in the summit.
Please kindly note that the format of the year of birth: yyyy.