OIC region has almost 1.5 billion Muslims and 1/3 of it is constituted by youth. Carrying a considerable importance and reserving a huge portion of the Muslim population of the region, youth had to have a unique organization uniting them with the sense of solidarity and strengthening brotherly ties in a certain city of OIC member countries each year. This idea led to establishing an OIC Youth Capital under which certain activities, conferences, conventions, festivals and other special events would be held according to the interests and benefits of Muslim youth all year long.

Aiming to empower young people to participate actively in the creation of solidarity among Muslim youth.

The Islamic Conference Youth Forum For Dialogue and Cooperation, as the representative youth platform at the Muslim Geography level with 57 Member States from Malaysia to Azerbaijan, is the coordinator of the OIC Youth Forum process and gives legitimacy and credibility to the title.

Local authorities can apply (meaning municipalities or groupings of municipalities, such as a metropolitan area). Local authorities from Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are invited to submit their application.

Please submit the complete application in English as the working language of the jury is English.

Present the vision of Istanbul in international platforms through the outcomes of the activities such as the photography and short-film contests, essay competitions and calligraphy workshops.

For general inquiries, please write us at info.oicyouth@gmail.com