I. Annual Youth summit titled “Youth Empowerment: Political Participation & Economic Development” took place at Bogazici University, Istanbul between 2nd and 4th of October 2015. The event brought together young activists, young entrepreneurs, th representatives of influential youth NGOs, academics, journalists, and leading figures to discuss the contemporary problems of the youth in the Middle East & North Africa.
- We received total of 614 applications from 71 countries to attend our workshops. Approximately half of the applications were received from the Middle East & North Africa, as almost one fourth of the applicants are from Europe.
- The most appealing topic to the applicants is the issue of youth unemployment, followed by youth entrepreneurship. 68% of the applicants study social sciences. In terms of the distribution of age, almost half of the applicants are between 20 and 24 years old.