Co-Opinion II. Annual Youth Summit titled “Youth Empowerment: Socio-Economic Inclusion of Young People” was held at Kadir Has University, Istanbul between 16th and 18th of June, 2017. The participants focused on three sub-themes: entrepreneurship & innovation, education policies, and sustainable & inclusive economic growth.
Prof. Dr. Hasan Bülent Kahraman, Vice-Rector of Kadir Has University, Consul-General Jennifer Davis, U.S. Consul-General in Istanbul, Dr. Bahadır Kaleağası, Secretary-General of Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) delivered keynote speeches on 16th of June.
In our panel titled “Sustainable & Inclusive Economic Growth in the MENA: Job Prospects for the Youth”, we hosted Mrs. Dilek Aydın, EU Representative at TÜSİAD, Mrs. Pelin Mavili, Director of Government Affairs and Policy Director at General Electric, Mrs. Heba Ramzy, Director of Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Corporation, Mrs. Meltem Türker, Director of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at The Dow Chemical Company.
On 17th of June, the selected participants attended thematic workshops, which were moderated by distinguished intellectuals and representatives of private sector & CSOs. Mr. Utku Tuncay, Entrepreneurship Talent Programs Manager at Endeavor, Mrs. Ebru Bakkloğlu Tüzecan, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Coordinator at Koç Holding A.Ş., Mrs. Sırma Demir Şeker, World Bank, Mrs. Eveline Hailer, Hailer Van Leuwen PR, Mrs. Merve Uzunalioğlu, Development Analytics, Mr. Ahmet Ceran, Economic Development Foundation, Mrs. Alev Ertem, Outreach Manager at Endeavor kindly joined us in the workshops as moderators.