The Union of Municipalities of Turkey in partnership with Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sport, organized Youth Friendly Cities Summit in Ankara between the dates of 24-25 August 2021. The President of Republic of Turkey has also participated to the event and witnessed the Protocol signed between UMT and the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sport on enhancing urban services for youth and strengthening volunteer participation of youth to the urban service delivery.
Before the Summit, the UMT has announced “UMT Awards on Youth Friendly Cities” where nearly 250 municipalities applied, and 22 successful applicants have received awards from the President of Republic of Turkey.
Youth Friendly Cities Summit was organized in five themes namely; sport, science & technology, culture & art, participation and, education. The exhibition of the Congress was visited by 14.000 young participants from Turkey and many other countries.