AGU International Symposium : “ISYEC”

JUNE 23-27

Group Photo of Participants Speech of Rector

On June 23rd-27th, 2014 the Abdullah Gül University organised and hosted the first of its kind International Symposium on Youth Employment Challenges (ISYEC).

This event was organized with the partnership of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of EU (Turkish National Agency), as well as the SALTO-Youth Euromed and Good Practices Resource Centre (on behalf of the European Commission).

The ISYEC Symposium was also supported by the President of the Turkish Republic, Abdullah Gül, who gave his name to AGU.

The objective was to bring together the three sectors involved in Youth Employment (Private, Public and Educational Sectors) in order to collaborate on solutions to the growing problems regarding employment faced by youth today.

During this event, AGU welcomed 130 participants from 22 countries and achieved almost perfect gender equality.

The first edition of ISYEC was focused on the following themes:

  • A presentation of the cross-sectorial cooperation concept and sharing of existing experiences in cross-sectorial cooperation,
  • The formulation of recommendations for a better cross-sectorial cooperation and its promotion within academic institutions as well as in civil society organizations.
  • The sharing of existing opportunities for the empowerment of youth

Given the success of this very first edition of ISYEC, AGU looks forward to organizing the following editions in the coming years, having in mind to dedicate each future event to a specific aspect of Youth Employment.

One of the Workshops

You can learn more by checking the AGU Website:

or contacting the AGU International Office here : Mail:

Read the next blog post: AGU International Workshop “Cultural Heritage on the Road: the caravanserais of Turkey”

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