ECCAR General Assembly & Steering Committee Kadiköy

Kadıköy – Turkey

ECCAR General Assembly & Steering Committee, Kadiköy (Istanbul, Turkey)

From October 13 to 14 40 ECCAR cities, UNESCO representatives, experts and young people from all across Europe joined this years General Assembly and Steering Committee under the slogan "The Others of the City" hosted by the ECCAR vice-presidency Kadıköy Belediyesi that sent an important sign to combat racism to create #citiesforusall. Find the progamme overview below.

1) Opening

  • Opening remarks by Şerdil Dara Odabaşı, Mayor of Kadıköy
  • Opening remarks by Benedetto Zacchiroli, ECCAR President
  • Opening remarks by Konstantinos Tararas, UNESCO
  • Opening remarks by Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Istanbul
  • Panel discussion: The ‘’Others’’ of the City, Host: Gülfem Sanver
  •  News from ECCAR member cities

2) ECCAR Work I

  • Intro and welcome
  • Verification of the quorum
  • Adoption of the minutes
  • Finance
  • Presentation & vote on the admission of new member cities
  • Board 
    • Resignation Joseph Vromans (Liège)
    • Presentation and vote Bartlomiej Ciążyński (Wroclaw)
    • Presentation and vote Ayfer Yazkan Kubal (Kadıköy)
  • Updates from the ECCAR Office

  • Reactivating the 10-Point-Plan of Action

  • European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity

  • Report UNESCO Konstantinos Tararas, UNESCO (ICCAR)

  • Colonial Continuities, Climate Change & Youth, Youth

  • Delegation "Climate of Change" Project, City of Bologna

3) ECCAR Work II

  • “Building Divercity: The Youth Boot Camp For Inclusive and Sustainable Cities” Benedetto Zacchiroli, ECCAR President
  • ECCAR Young Leaders for Racial Healing Programme, Joe Washington, Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace
  • ECCAR Reporting System
  • Good Practice: Racism Report by the City of Zurich
  •  Report from the working groups
    • Antisemitism
    • Anti-Muslim Racism
    • Antigypsyism
    • UNPAD & Colonial Heritage
    • ECCAR Reporting System