B40 Young City Representatives Summit special sections aim to empower youngs with leadership and interpersonal skills that prioritize social responsibility and team building through a social framework.
B40 Young City Representatives Summit special sections will demonstrate the greatest level of commitment towards preserving the future of our cities.
B40 Young City Representatives Summit held on 23-28 August 2022, is a ground where Young City Representatives from 42 member cities of B40 Network spearheading UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In keeping with the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, Young City Representatives are not only getting involved in this global movement but also taking a leading role on the intercity stage. Young City Representatives will present their solutions, amplify the youth voice and send a clear message that they will be determined in their efforts aimed at saving the planet for us and future generations.
Youth Together For Better Future
Opening and Introduction
Young City Representatives come together through the unforgettable opening and closing ceremonies and entertainment events.
At the B40 Summit, Young City Representatives will talk about their cities and their dreams. The purpose of the B40 Summit is to create an environment where Young City Representatives can freely express their thoughts and exchange ideas with each other.
Young City Representatives will be informed about the vision and activities of the B40 Balkan Cities Network. The work of the B40 Balkan Cities Network in the direction of “Better Cooperation Better Future” will be introduced.
Youth Together With Mayor Ekrem İMAMOĞLU
Young City Representatives will meet with Mayor Ekrem İMAMOĞLU, Founding President of B40 Balkan Cities Network.
This will be a Mayors session as Young City Representatives are mayoral candidates of their city. Future Mayors will share their views and engage in dialogue with the Mayor of Istanbul. They will express their expectations and dreams for their cities and the Balkans.
Mayor Ekrem İMAMOĞLU calling out “We have youth” invited the youth as follows:
Youth together is so beautiful; youth together for better future.
It is a great pleasure to host the youth of the cities of B40 Balkan Cities Network in Istanbul.
Istanbul is a city magnifies by the dynamism of the youth.
Now Istanbul will meet the dynamism of the youth of of cities of B40 Balkan Cities Network.
Young City Representatives present their cities
In the Microphone Yours session, Young City Representatives from each member city will choose a spokesperson from among themselves. The city spokesperson will share information about their city. Each speaker will have approximately 5 minutes to talk.
Spokespersons are expected to provide basic information such as the history, population, touristic and natural beauties of their cities, as well as to mention the distinctive features of their cities.
Speakers are not required to make presentations, but presentations are encouraged. Enriching the presentations with visuals will be interesting for the audience.
Young City Representatives talks about the cities of the future
Young City Representatives are candidates to be the future mayors of their cities. In the “Future Yours” session, Young City Representatives will talk about their visions for the city and urbanism.
The main discussion topics of the Future Yours session are as follows:
- What kind of city do Young City Representatives want to live in in the future?
- What should we do today to create the cities of tomorrow?
- What are the expectations of Young City Representatives from their cities?
Future Yours session will discuss what needs to be done to create a vibrant local democracy, prosperous neighborhoods, equal and quality education, a livable climate, modern infrastructure and fair sharing in cities.