Call For Applications : Russia-OIC Campus

👥Who can apply:

Youth aged 18-35 from OIC Member States, Observer-States, and Muslim minority states with relevant experience in project management and expertise in youth initiatives who can communicate in English.

Campus tracks:

1. Public Diplomacy;
2. Sustainable Development;
3. Creative Industries;
4. Islamic Finance.

The Campus aims to create an international cooperation platform for bringing together proactive young people willing to contribute towards enhancing cooperation among young people in OIC countries and around the globe.

🌐Apply before 12 November 2022 at : kazan.oicyouthcapital.com


The Ministry of Youth Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation) and the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) is organizing the OIC Youth Scientific Congress in partnership with the Academy of Youth Diplomacy, Academy of Creative Youth of the Republic of Tatarstan, Tatarstan Republican Youth Public Foundation “SELET” and Kazan Federal University.


The Congress aims to create an international cooperation platform for the formation of prerequisites for the sustainable development of international cooperation in the scientific field with the OIC region


This program intends to achieve the following objectives:

1. Establishment of a unified scientific platform for interaction of young scientists of the OIC the Member States within the framework of international scientific cooperation;
2. Developing deeper scientific awareness and understanding of Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related to the role of youth in science, technology and innovation like SDG 4 Quality Education and SDG 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
3. Publication of the OIC Youth Scientific Congress Proceedings with participants’ theses.


Location: Kazan/Tatarstan (Russian Federation)
Date: 21-25 November 2022

100 delegates from 56 OIC member states and observer states – young scientists, researchers, and innovators of the Russian Federation and OIC countries aged 18-35.




FORM OF PARTICIPATION with a presentation (oral/written):
• in person
• online


The Congress is designed for 5 days (21-25) November 2022, and consists of an opening ceremony, paper presentation, panels discussions, roundtable discussions, and interactive workshops. The opening of the Congress will begin with a plenary session, after which a round table on the topic “Support for young scientists of the OIC countries” will be organized.
The purpose of these round tables is to provide participants with the opportunity to discuss scientific research in areas such as urban studies, modern technologies in education, oil and gas technologies, and modern research in the field of medicine, share their own experiences, and encourage them to further cooperate in the scientific, technical and innovative development of science on specific topics.


Expansion of scientific cooperation between Russia and the OIC region. The Congress will focus on the following subtopics;
1. Urban studies;
2. Modern technologies in education;
3. Petroleum Engineering Technologies;
4. Current Research in Medicine.


1.​Urban Studies
By 2030, there will be 41 metropolises with 720 million people in the world. And by 2025, 600 cities will provide more than 60% of global GDP growth. If large cities are becoming increasingly attractive to our planet’s inhabitants, questions are being raised about the comfort and convenience of urban spaces, their sustainability, carbon footprint reduction, and social inclusiveness. The section will discuss the results of interdisciplinary research on urban spaces emerging and developing in different parts of our planet. Experts in the fields of architecture, sociology, economics, ecology, and others interested in the development of contemporary urban spaces are invited.

2.​Modern Technologies in Education
The section will cover a wide range of issues related to the educational process at school and the training of future teachers and psychologists. In particular, it will address the digitalization of the educational process, migration pedagogy, conflict mediation, and gadget addiction of students. Research results in the field of tutoring will be presented, as well as technologies for developing functional literacy and critical thinking among students, motivation, and digital and research competencies of education personnel.

3.​Petroleum Engineering Technologies
In the context of the global energy crisis and regional and national energy sustainability issues, it is becoming more important to develop deposits of hydrocarbons with hard-to-recover reserves. High-viscosity hydrocarbons, shale oil and gas fields, low-porosity reservoirs, and fields with a complex geological structure require special approaches to geological prospecting and exploration, as well as the application of new development technologies. The development of import-substituting technologies, reagents, and equipment aimed at solving the production of hydrocarbons from such reserves is also becoming a very topical issue. The section will provide a forum for discussion, exchange of views, and presentation of solutions in the field of hard-to-recover hydrocarbons, as well as discussion of future joint projects.

4.​Current Research in Medicine
The focus will be on genetic and cellular technologies in biomedicine, as well as new approaches to preventing and overcoming the development and spread of antibiotic resistance. Specifically, current trends in the development of medicines and treatments based on gene and cell therapy approach to the cultivation of native and genetically modified cells for tissue engineering, promising methods for disease diagnosis and personalized drug selection, and the development of new antimicrobial agents and therapeutic approaches.


The Host Country will cover travel, accommodation, and other costs.


Application Deadline:  1 October 2022, 23:59 CET


Full attended participants will be awarded a certificate issued by the Kazan OIC Youth Capital 2022 Organising Committee.

Mr. Sergei Utkin, Programme Coordinator:
E-mail: kazan@oicyouthcapital.com;
Phone:+7 999-154-93-93



Location: Kazan/Tatarstan (Russian Federation)
Date: 25-30 Oktober 2022


The Organizing Committee will make the final selection. The applicant should meet the following criteria:

   •    Youth aged between 18-35 from Russia, OIC Member States, and beyond,
    •    Who is/are involved in the categories of theatre and original genre, choreography, music, Art, and cinema at the national/international level,
    •    Passionate and motivated about cultural activities,
    •    Ability to communicate in English.

The Host Country will cover travel, accommodation, and other costs.


The Festival will be organized in the following categories:

   •    Theatre and original genre,
    •    Choreography,
    •    Music,
    •    Fine arts,
    •    Cinema.

Application Deadline: 25 September 2022


Location: Kazan/Tatarstan (Russian Federation)

Date: 29-30 October 2022

The Championship aims to identify the best teams aged 18-35 in the online gaming sphere in  Russia and OIC countries.

Criteria to apply:

1. To be a citizen of the OIC Member States or OIC observer states

2. Age between 18-35.

3. Pass the official selection within the country or to be nominated officially by the relevant authorities (Ministry/Presidency etc.) for the nominees` country of residence

4. Have achievements in the e-Sports area

Application deadline for countries: 25 September.

Important Note:

• Participants who want to apply for The International Youth E-Games Championships should contact their country’s relevant authorities (Ministry/Presidency of Youth Affairs or Sports etc.) for the nominees` country of residence

* The host country will cover all local expenses in Kazan.

ICYF Executive Board Convened It’s 9th Executive Board Meeting

On 29th August 2022, the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) convened its 9th Executive Board Meeting on the sidelines of the Kazan Global Youth Summit in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan (RF). During the meeting, the report of the ICYF President’s activities between the 8th and 9th Meetings was presented to the board members.

Kazan Global Youth Summit: A Huge Success

The Kazan Global Youth Summit was a huge success, as witnessed by the high turnout of attendees from different regions around the world. Dr. Sidra Tariq Jamil, Expert at the Center for Civilizational Dialogue of Islamic World Educational at the Scientific & Cultural Organization, shared the outcomes of the Intercultural Dialogue and Equity of Opportunities for Youth session. Mr.Pavel Savchuk, Chairman of the All-Russian Public Organization “Russian Red Cross,” Member of the Board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, shared the Well-being and Mental Health session outcomes. Mr. Rasul Omarov, Director General of the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum, summed up the event with a speech.

The Kazan Global Youth Summit officially kickS off in Kazan, Tatarstan (RF)

The Kazan Global Youth Summit officially kicked off in Kazan, Tatarstan (RF), with the participation of 300 delegates from 67 countries. The event commenced with an opening ceremony and the “Intercultural Dialogue and Equal Opportunities for Youth” panel. H.E. Leyla Fazleeva – Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Timur Suleymanov, the  Minister of Youth Affairs, Republic of Tatarstan, Ibrahim Hissein Ibrahim, the Advisor of the OIC Secretary General, H.E. Foutsou Monouna the Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education of the Republic of Cameroon, Fatima Khawaja Shaza, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs of Pakistan, Kamil Hazrat Samigullin the Mufti, Head of the Muslim Board, ICYF President H.E. Taha Ayhan, Saeed Al Nazari, the Director General of the Federal Youth Authority, Mahmud Erol Kılıç, the Director General of IRCICA, and  H.E. Bilal Erdogan, the World Ethnosport Confederation President, were among the special guests in attendance.

The session touched on many issues, including the methods and approaches to developing and implementing youth programs, best practices of interaction with young people, and creating conditions and incentives for developing an intercultural dialogue among the youth.

Call for Applications for the Kazan Global Youth Summit

We are calling for applications for the Kazan Global Youth Summit!

📍Location: Kazan/Tatarstan (Russian Federation)
🗓Date: 27-30 August 2022

The Summit aims to bring governors of youth policy, international organizations, young leaders, influencers, entrepreneurs, and experts to collect best practices and establish effective dialogue among strategic stakeholders on empowering youth’s role in the OIC region.

👥Who can apply:

• Youth from the OIC Member States, Russia, and Muslim minorities in non-OIC Countries.
• Leaders of youth associations, representatives of international organizations responsible for youth, youth influencers, young leaders, young entrepreneurs, young sportsmen-women, and academicians will have the advantage in the selection process.
• Aged between 18-35.
• Ability to communicate in English.

🕐Application deadline: 18 July 2022. Please, make sure to apply before the deadline.

* Accommodation, transportation, and cultural and dining expenses in the host country will be covered. Flight expenses may be covered by request.

🌐Learn more and apply: kazan.oicyouthcapital.com

The VI. edition of the Young Diplomats Forum

The VI. edition of the Young Diplomats Forum was held on the 19th of May 2022, as part of the 13th International Economic Summit: Russia-Islamic World: Kazan Summit with the participation of government representatives in Kazan, Tatarstan (RF). The young diplomats were received by H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov the president of Tatarstan.

H.E. Mr. Taha Ayhan, the President of ICYF, delivered a speech at the Forum to highlight the importance of creating a multilateral platform for empowering young diplomats.

The participants of the Forum of Young Diplomats of the OIC were received by H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan

H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan (RF) met with the participants of the Forum of Young Diplomats of the OIC. The meeting, which was held in the House of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, was attended by representatives of 17 member states of the OIC.

His Excellency welcomed the participants by saying “I would like to welcome you to Kazan once again. This forum helps to strengthen our contacts with the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation,”.

The event marked the 6th installment of the forum which covered a wide array of issues including the role of Tatarstan in developing international cooperation with the OIC countries.