Thematic workshops - 3rd Mayors Summit on Living Together

December 19, 2021

A series of three thematic workshops took place on December 8, within the 3rd Mayors Summit on Living Together.

The second day of the Summit was organized around three thematic workshops which aimed to exchange on current trends and promising practices in cities.


The programme included the following workshops: 1) Building resilience in cities, 2) Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion and  3) Promoting dialogue and solidarity. These workshops gathered elected officials and practitioners from different cities, representatives of city networks, as well as academics (see detailed programme below).

Thematic workshop 1 : Building resilience in cities aimed to explore the role of urban resilience in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch webinar - workshop 1 (audio ENG / original audio ENG-FR-TR).

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Moderation by Ms Güldem Özatağan (PhD), Visiting Research Fellow at NewCastle University.

Introduction by:


Conclusion by Mr. Ozan Uştuk, Vice-Chairman and Lecturer of General Culture Courses Department & Coordinator of Civic Involvement Projects of Izmir Institute of Technology


Thematic workshop 2: Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion was an opportunity to discuss about the challenges related to discriminations and inequalities, highlighting the role of cities in the creation of inclusive environments.

Watch webinar - workshop 2 (audio ENG / original audio ENG-FR-TR)

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Moderation by Dr. Lülüfer Körükmez, Researcher at Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT

Introduction by


Conclusion by Mr. Cenk Saraçoğlu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Communication, Ankara University


Thematic workshop 3 : Promoting dialogue and solidarity was about the importance of developing a sense of belonging, through dialogue, solidarity and respect of diversity.

Watch webinar - workshop 3 (audio ENG / original audio ENG-FR-TR)

Moderation by Ms Begüm Özden Fırat, Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Introduction by Mr. Eric Rosand, interim Director of the Strong Cities Network (SCN) (watch webinar)


Conclusion by Mr. Ulas Bayraktar, Kültürhane, Mersin.

Organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, in cooperation with the International Observatory of Mayors on Living Together, the 3rd Mayors Summit on Living Together, took place on December 7, 8 and 10 2021.

Building on our previous dialogues, this Summit explored the current challenges and opportunities in cities terms of social cohesion and human rights in a context of global recovery from COVID-19.