On 22-23 November 2017, Turkish Ministry of European Union and Union of Municipalities of Turkey will be hosting the Town Twinning Conference 2017. It is a great pleasure to announce that Maltepe District Governorship of Istanbul has been invited to participate in this conference as one of the selected three district governorship. Thus, we are delighted to have opportunity to present governorship projects therein to the attention of 28 municipalities from 14 European Union countries. For 20 town-twinning cooperation that are supposed to be shaped in the conference, a total of 2.6 million Euro program budget is planned to be shared among 20 successful project offers with 130.000 Euro sub-budget. In this scope, Maltepe District Governorship will join the conference with aim to cooperating in three project fields such as educational issues (e.g. school dropouts), cultural integration of Syrian immigrants and capacity building in the local tourism sectors. Further details as to the conference and its partnership methodology are available in official website of the conference: www.towntwinningconference.com. Resulting project collaborations also will be published in our website in due course.