The second edition of the symposium that was held a year ago, touched upon the city’s everyday life, culture of settlement, social life, interactions between different beliefs, human rights and democratic life, education, sports and other important headlines under the broad spectrum of culture. The discussion revolved around the ongoing changes in the culture of living in Istanbul under the impact of globalisation and process of integration to European Union. The symposium was followed by an audience of 200 over the course of three days.