Entrepreneurship is one of the most important strengths for the development of countries. We can say that entrepreneurship is the engine of the vehicle leading to increase in welfare, development and improvement. For this reason, it is very important for our country to produce, create, add value and do all these in an economic activity plane. The fact that competition, globalisation, epidemics, artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0 trend and many others make the “existence” equation more complex day by day turns the eyes to young people and entrepreneurship in our country. These “expectations” on young people are not unjustified when qualities such as technological predisposition, education levels, information processing and utilisation skills, 21st century skills, comprehension capacities, etc. are considered. At this point, the evaluation of these expectations in the context of entrepreneurship with the opportunities and threats presented within the scope of youth employment will constitute the subject of this session. Some of the questions to be answered in the session are as follows:

  • What is the situation of youth employment in our country?
  • How can entrepreneurship be evaluated in the context of opportunities and conditions offered to young people?
  • Is enough attention given to entrepreneurship in our country?




Assis. Prof. Aslı Geylan

Görkem Kılınç

Aslı GEYLAN graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration in 2007. She completed her PhD in Anadolu University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Management and Organisation with the subject of “Absorptive Capacity in Businesses”. Since 2014, she has been working as Assistant Professor at Anadolu University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. She teaches courses and external trainings on Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, Child Entrepreneurship and Creativity.

Görkem KILINÇ was born in Sivas. After completing his primary, secondary and high school education in Sivas, he moved to Giresun for a while and prepared for the university exam there. He worked as a screenwriter and director in short film projects in Sivas and Giresun. In 2019, he was accepted to Anadolu University Economics (English) programme and he is currently in his last year. He is also interested in philosophy and literature, is a member of a philosophy society and is the editor of an e-journal.