About YIP 2020

The event will be held on 21st-22nd November.

Youth Istanbul Project, that will be organized for the third time in Turkey  by the members of the Marmara Law Association. Our organization gives the chance to get to know about economical and academical life in Istanbul to the participants. The participants will  also have an opportunity to step into the global world and the professional arena.

With corporate visits our guests will find a chance of making an acquaintance with the companies which are taking an important place in Turkey’s business life and economics. At the same time with our cultural trips which will be arranged in two parts for each continent , they will meet Istanbul’s historical and mystic character.

During their stay; our guests will make international friends as they attend our social events which will be held by Youth Istanbul Organization Team and they will get to observe the basis of Turkish culture as they stay with their hosts.

With this academically important organization, our guests will be able to explore a new country as they improve their social skills and knowledge about new cultures.

About Istanbul

Istanbul that is historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most popular city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural, and historic center. This is one of the greatest cities in the world where you can see a modern western city combined with a traditional eastern city.

Istanbul is the only city in the world that straddles two continents: Asia and Europe. So the main selling point of Istanbul has always been bridge between Asia and Europe.

Istanbul is surrounded by the sea, with the Bosphorus cutting right through it.

Istanbul has also been  announced as the European Capital of Culture by the European Union in 2010.

Since the Foundation of Turkish Republic in 1923, Istanbul has continued to grow and today it boosted its population over 14 million people living in this spread out city. This makes Istanbul the largest city of Turkey and one of the biggest cities in the world.

Istanbul’s historical peninsula is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986 which is the heart of ancient Istanbul. Four major empires were ruled from this point. The Historical Peninsula, adorned with a vast number of museums and historical monuments, is the first destination for thousands of foreign and local tourists. It is the former heart of the Ottoman Empire. With the popular sights such as the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and the Basilica Cistern, Sultanahmet is a natural magnet to millions of tourists in Istanbul also with its variety of souvenirs and carpets, restaurants and cafés, hotels and guest houses.

The relatively traffic free region makes it easy to explore around on foto and by tram.

During the week that you will spend in Istanbul, you will have a chance to visit these historical places which has been an important witness to world history. If you are interested in seeing and exploring Istanbul with all its beauty and have a life time experience with people from all around the World, don’t hesitate to apply! The team of Youth İstanbul is ready and waiting for you!

Law and Society Workshop

This workshop is the academic part of Youth Istanbul Project.  With the Participant’s active participation, Youth Istanbul Organization Team will organize a workshop which is in the direction of our academic aim.

We, as Youth Istanbul Project, have the aim of creating a YIP culture through uniting with participants from all over the world, by finding solutions on global social issues with a young and universal perspective meanwhile acquainting our culture, country, Istanbul, and learning about the cultures of the others.
In this year’s project with the workshops we are going to be focus on the  state of the minorities in the society. We aim to:
*Improve freedom of speech, and by this way enlighten the lives and problems of minorities such as LGBT society, refugees, children in juvenile detention centers, etc.
*Discuss the effect of social media on protecting minority rights

In addition, a panel  on minority rights will be organized with the contribution of expert lecturers.  This panel will have a section named “human library”. In this section every participant will have an opportunity to communicate one by one with these minority groups. Also, there will be a circuit workshop about the rights of minorities, minority issues in their own countries and participants will try to make solutions. In consequence of this, they are going to perform comparative presentations. After presentations, our team and participants will create a resolution draft together and publish on mass media as an open source.

Marmara Law Association

The basic principles of Marmara Law Association are togetherness, dignity and development.

Marmara University Faculty of Law is one of the leading Law Schools in our country and the world. Our Faculty comes forward with its students, alumnis and academics and it is distinguished with this feature.

With the longest-standing backround,’Marmara Law Club’ that founded in 2007, is the basis of Marmara Law Association with its ideas and activities. Inasmuch as the founders of the Association are the same people with the Board Member that took up a position in 2013 for ‘Marmara Law Club’.

Foundation phase of Marmara Law Association is completed in 2014,December. The vision of the Association is defined as; to consolidate the reputation of members and the legal entitiy of Faculty with supporting togetherness and development of members. Association has started to accept members in 2015, January.

The first activities of Association were to establish a computer class at Soma (Manisa, Turkey), in Namık Kemal Primary School where has been damaged by a big mining accident and to perform a symposium about Legal Dimension of Mining Accidents.

First international project of MLA was YouthIstanbul’18. It was held last year in April which you can find more information in related tab. (YIP’18 Memories)

Also MLA has organized a Summit in November’18. Within the scope of this Summit, four national and international student organizations have gathered in Marmara University Faculty of Law and discussed about how student organizations can be developed and how to build strong networks between each other with some other cultural and social events for 3 days.

Marmara Law Association has been working on the based of ideal law education and the world’s agenda ever since its foundation.