Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) High Advisory Board 2021 Meeting was held on December 29, 2021 at the center of the Union in Istanbul with the hybrid method.
The meeting, under the chairmanship of TDBB President Uğur İbrahim Altay, was attended by TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak, members of the Advisory Board, İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu (previous term president of TDBB), Prof. Dr. Salih Aynural (Istanbul University retired lecturer), Prof. Dr. Osman Horata (Hacettepe University Faculty Member), Prof. Dr. Adem Esen (Istanbul University Faculty Member) and Özgen Keskin (Trainer – Author).
The meeting, which started with the opening speech of TDBB President Uğur İbrahim Altay and informing the board about the activities carried out in 2021, continued with the evaluations and suggestions of the board members. In the meeting, projects such as TDBB studies, Experience Sharing Programs, Sister City studies, Training studies, equipment aids, International and Domestic Contacts, Organized and Supported Social and Cultural Activities, New Memberships, TDBB new books and periodicals were explained to the High Advisory Board Members.
During the meeting, Members of the Advisory Board conveyed their opinions and suggestions regarding TDBB activities. It was recommended to compile good examples of municipalism outside of Turkey, to organize symposiums or panels on different municipal issues, to increase and continue TDBB publications, and to establish a training academy on municipalism. In addition, suggestions were made as TDBB by cooperating with chambers and foreign trade organizations to support businesses with economic benefits, to cooperate with universities, to carry out joint projects with graduate programs, to increase the awareness of TDBB by collaborating with regional and international institutions.
At the end of the meeting, the studies of the students doing masters or doctorate degrees in universities in Turkey, which applied to the TDBB support program, on thesis subjects were listened. It was decided that the theses of the students who applied were found worthy of support.