The final declaration of the Second Century Economics Congress was pronounced to the whole world from Izmir
The final declaration of the 2nd Century Economics Congress, which called on all of Turkey to construct the future with the title of "Invitation to Novelty", was pronounced by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. After the eight months of intensive preparation, the final declaration in which the outputs of all studies are collected submitted to the votes of the delegates. 27 of the 211 articles in the final declaration were concluded by endorsement and the others unanimously. The purpose of the declaration is to precipitate for economic policies that will shape Turkey's new century. The congress, which is a civil, clear and fully participatory initiative, is an invitation from Izmir to all of Turkey and the world.
“Decisions will be strong if they are taken with a common mind”
The Mayor of Metropolitan Tunç Soyer who makes a statement after the voting, clarified that “In the introduction, 92 decisions consisting of 4 parts ; 16 principles 51 resolutions in the workers' charter ; 18 principles and 62 resolutions in the farmer's declaration; 27 principles and 98 decisions in the declaration of industrialists, traders and shopkeeper ; A total of 61 principles and 211 decisions were made a decision in 3 declarations. There are annotations in 27 articles. 27 of the 211 articles in the final declaration were concluded by endorsement and the others unanimously. I really congratulate you. This applause for you. I really thank each of you. You did an incredible job.
One of the most significant inheritances that you will leave to the future in your life is the congress formed by these decisions taken here. So I congratulate everyone individually. But I have to say one more thing. . Leave aside everything, The 2nd Century Economics Congress showed us that “if you set out to raise a collective mind, it's a long and complicated road. But if you build the decisions make with a common mind, the content will be stronger. Now, you also brought out this powerful content. You have exhibited the value of common sense and compromise. Not only for you “You will make the people who will live on this land after us say, 'Izmir Turkey has achieved this'.”
More than 200 decisions be taken
Based on the importance of common sense, the final declaration which was evaluated by each group separately, consists of dozens of principles and hundreds of decisions.
The introductory part of the declaration consists of 4 chapters and 92 decisions. 16 principles 51 resolutions in the workers' charter ; 18 principles and 62 resolutions in the farmer's declaration; 27 principles and 98 decisions in the declaration of industrialists, traders and shopkeeper ; A total of 61 principles and 211 decisions were made a decision in 3 declarations. There are annotations in 27 articles. 27 of the 211 articles in the final declaration were concluded by commentory and the others unanimously.
The final declaration of the Second Century Economics Congress, all voted on by the delegates, can be accessible from here.
The arrangements go on for 8 months.
In the process of arrangements that has been going on since August 2022; the farmer, the worker and the industrialist-merchant-shopkeeper groups held a total of nine stakeholder meetings. Then, at four expert meetings titled “We Agree with Each Other, Return to Our Nature, Understand Our Past, and See the Future” , more than 200 experts contributed to the decisions made at the stakeholder meetings.
The Discussions in stakeholder and expert meetings were evaluated in 3 distinctive high advisory board meetings. In addition to the Youth Forum and the Women's Forum, there are also Child, Street Economics and Education Workshops have been prepared as the context of the congress preparations. The outputs of all these studies formalized the declaration of results.
Dozens of experts participated the congress which lasts 7 days.
Academicians, economists, politicians, scientists, union and cooperative presidents, historians, writers and artists, many experts met with the audiences at the congress organized in Izmir on 15-21 March.
The Congress which was organized in Izmir brought together many world famous names such as Prof. Dr. Andrew McAfee, Sir Bob Geldof, Prof. Dr. Francis Fukuyama, architect Hiroyuki Unemori, Prof. Dr. Ian Goldin, Joschka Fischer, Prof. Dr. Michio Kaku ve Prof. Dr. Vandana Shiva.
The secretariat of the congress is being carried out by İzmir Planning Agency (İZPA) affiliated to İzmir Metropolitan Municipality. It can be visited “iktisatkongresi.org” for the program of the Second Century Economics Congress and all other information.