Testimonials from Youth Exchange in Budapest

In October, I had the pleasure of participating “Life after Brexit” dialogue program in Budapest, among people from the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Hungary, Turkey, and Slovakia.


The RESOLVE: Life after Brexit is a dialogue-focused, network-based, and social action project that allows young people to connect with, debate, and influence decision-makers in the Europe. We held activities for three days that made us realize how important it is to voice our thoughts.


Because we were going to complete our project in a major metropolitan area like Budapest, I had high hopes. Our experience, however, has been far more beautiful than I could have expected. All of the participants were thoughtful, open-minded, and friendly.

We spent the evenings in gorgeous Budapest while working on our project through non-formal education throughout the day. Thanks to this project we were able to make friends from different countries, get to know about their culture and make memories for a lifetime. I would gladly recommend everyone to join such a programme because it is very fun and educative at the same time!


Our memories, I believe, are our most valuable collection. I’d like to express my gratitude to Imece Network for providing me with this opportunity.

İrem Çetin

Life After Brexit was my first youth project. So, while I can’t draw a direct comparison, I believe this initiative is among the greatest.

Budapest has been a dream city for us from day one. Walking through its streets made us happy. It was impossible not to be impressed by its historical landmarks. We could spend hours watching the parliament building:)

People from various countries and cultures collaborated in the project. The fact that we shared so much in common with folks thousands of kilometers away struck me the most. In a globalizing society, it’s no surprise that understanding and respecting cultures, but when I first met foreigners for the first time, I never imagined I’d be able to connect so easily.

It was a five-day period during which we did not waste a single minute of training or sightseeing in Budapest.

The Turkish team is one of the factors that contribute to this event being unforgettable. I’d want to express my gratitude to IMECE NETWORK for bringing together people who are compatible and energetic.

In my first project, I took my steps with more fear and tension, yet it left me with wonderful memories. I am confident that I will be ecstatic about the upcoming projects. Our young friends who aspire to get into project world should not waste any time. I’m confident it will provide you with numerous advantages in every way.

I’d want to express my gratitude to ASFAR and IMECE NETWORK for this chance.

“Some ships are wooden ships, but those ships may sink. The best ships are friendships, and to those ships, we drink.”

Saliha Kartal

Kick-off Meeting for RESOLVE: Peace Camps

Meeting summary with Asfar & Partners

Imece Network participated in the meeting that took place on the 26th of January. The agenda was about the Erasmus+ Resolve: Peace Camps project which has since been launched and will last for 12 months.

The Resolve: Peace camps 2020, the focus is on the dialogue that will bring ideas and ways that will bring about youth empowerment therefore as result, youth will be able to voice their opinions together with their respectable decision-makers.

The meeting was held via the Zoom meetings platform and was fruitful as participants were left satisfied with the outcome. Partners came from seven countries which include UK, Turkey, Georgia, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Cyprus. All partners were given the opportunity to decide on how the youth camps should be handled. No stone was left unturned as all the topics were included in the dialogue, from the profile of the potential participants to how best, travelling can be made possible during the deadly pandemic of COVID-19.

Imece Network will work together with all the partners to find and implement ways that will see, young people, dialogue with decision-makers, be it on a national, regionally, and international basis. The goal is to advocate for the youth to be heard and participate in democratic practices.

Tanaka Takunda Munyoro

Our Project “World United” is Approved

We’re IN #FootballPeople Week! Our project named “World United” has been approved and will be funded by FareNet. Good luck to all football lovers 🙂

We will organize a series of events for women and men aged 18-25, aiming at the friendship of a diversity of young people living in Istanbul between 8-22 October 2020.

Participants call is published. Apply here!

PS: This project is postponed due to Covid19 Measures

Local Youth Organizations’ Network

We’ve participated the first search conference of “Local Youth Organizations’ Network”.

Precious youth workers from different cities of Turkey contributed to meeting with their local experience. Conference was organized by Pi Youth Association in Izmir 04-05-06 September 2020. This was the first step of the network. We tried to figure out the structure of the network, had sessions on future of youth work and youth rights.

Youth Participation to Regional Development

Ömer Önem has participated regional development summit that has been organized and funded by National Agency, GENCSAD association and FIRAT Development Agency.

He said:

“It has lasted almost 3 days and I participated on the behalf of Imece Network. In this summit, we were 80 youngsters from the different cities of Turkey. We all were aware of the Corona threat and we took the maximum measures. In this summit, we shared our ideas about regional development, and the importance of the development under specific topics [i.e. family, health, education, culture, youth, sport] During the workshops we were team of 10 people made a concrete text how the families will be effected by the regional developments and what can be catalysts of this development. I have used some communication techniques from the previous youth exchange I participated in Georgia again on the behalf of Imece Network.

As a result, it was a good summit, I was happy that I have participated in and it gave me good motivation to take some steps for the youngsters in my region.”

Environmental Literacy Networking Project

As Imece Network, we are happy to announce that we attended the Launching Webinar for the “Environmental Literacy Networking Project” (Çevre Okuryazarlığı İletişim Ağı) led by Yuva Association.

Environmental Literacy Network (KOZA) project aims to ensure the existence of more aware, constantly searching, active individuals regarding the achievement of a life in perfect harmony with nature. The project is funded by European Union and carried out in partnership with Kyoto Club in Italy. There are 8 target cities in Turkey: Ankara, Balikesir, Canakkale, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, and Mersin.

Non-Governmental Organizations, associations, community networks and platforms, municipalities, and every organization alike that aims to achieve a more sustainable future and is willing to put effort in to educating individuals on environment are welcomed to join the project.

As Imece Network, we are more than willing and happy to be a part of this momentous and well-planned project.

Mehmet Emin Akyar