ICYF Youth Forum Turkey 2024
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ICYF Youth Forum Turkey 2024

Country: Turkey

Duration: 6 days

Funding: Partially Funded

ICYF youth forum 2024


Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum” (ICYF) is an international, non-commercial, non-partisan organization uniting leading umbrella youth organizations from the Member-States of the Organization of Islamic-Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as the OIC) as well as international youth organizations, operating in the OIC region and youth organizations representing significant Muslim minorities worldwide. The Forum was established at its Founding General Assembly held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 1 – 3 December 2004 

 The Forum is registered as a legal entity in the Republic of Turkey through “The Agreement  between the Government of the Republic of Turkey, the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF) on the Establishment in Istanbul of the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF)” – Host Country Agreement signed by the Parties concerned on 15 May 2008, in Ankara and entered into force .This current Charter and the Host Country Agreement constitute the legal framework for the Forum. 

The objectives of the Forum are:

1. To facilitate resolution of social-economic, moral and cultural problems youth of the OIC region is facing with;

2. To promote the exchange of ideas and experiences and mutual understanding among young people from the OIC countries ;

3. To increase active participation of youth and youth organizations of the OIC
countries in societal life of their respective countries and the region at large;

4. To promote solidarity among youth organizations of the region, consolidate their activity on the ground of shared moral principles and cultural values, and enhance cooperation in the fields of economic and social development, technical cooperation, cultural exchange and other fields of activities, which are crucial for resolving the common problems of the OIC youth;

5. To act at international level cooperating with youth organizations and other inter-governmental, governmental and non-governmental entities from different countries of the world which has to serve the idea of dialogue of civilizations and tolerance among them;

6. To hold mutual projects which can meet the principles of solidarity, dialogue and cooperation among youth organizations and finding out of way of solving the problems of youth in these countries.

ICYF 2024

About ICYF 2024:

The ICYF Youth Forum Turkey 2024 with its sixth edition under the theme “Young Volunteers in Post-Disaster Psychosocial Support. Organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Türkiye. This year’s it will be held from the 23rd of April to the 5th of May 2024 in Antalya. Will focus on equipping the youth with the necessary skills for post-natural disaster and humanitarian crisis.


The ICYF Youth Forum Turkey targets to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • Providing Psychosocial Support Skills: The camp aims to provide young volunteers with psychosocial support skills. These skills include topics such as empathy, effective communication, stress management, crisis intervention, and support group management.
  • Post-Disaster Preparedness Training: The camp provides post-disaster preparedness training to young volunteers. These trainings may include strategies for emergency planning, first aid practices, understanding disaster risks, and post-disaster recovery processes.
  • Strengthening Community Service Awareness: The camp aims to strengthen young volunteers’ awareness of community service and volunteering. In this way, young people are motivated to contribute more effectively to their society.
  • Developing Teamwork and Leadership Skills: The camp offers young volunteers the opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills. This allows young people to effectively come together and support post-disaster communities.
  • Strengthening Social Ties: The camp aims to create a solid solidarity and support network among young volunteers. This allows young people to support each other and become stronger together.

Dates to remember:

Location:  Alaaddin Keykubat Youth Camp, Kepez, Antalya, Turkey

Date: 23 – 28 April 2024 for Young Men

30 April – 5 May 2024 for Young Women

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for ICYF Youth Forum Turkey 2024 you have to fulfill the below criteria:

  • Being a citizen of an OIC Member State and representative of a Muslim community in a Non-OIC Member State.
  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • Aged between 18–35.
  • Understanding key local and/or global issues of natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
  • Ability to work in teams.
  • Volunteering background and experiences (article, project, photo, video, etc.).
  • Passionate and responsible to attend the full camp training program.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity.


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