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Youth Exchange “Erasmus + Matrix”

Erasmus + Matrix event took place in Sarajevo on February 22-28. Many startup ideas emerged at the event. In the name of entrepreneurship, so many good ideas have emerged with different approaches of different countries that we would like to tell you about them.

The goal that we have to achieve: Changing the world by solving problems. Yes, you heard right, we brought the country’s problems to the agenda at the event, and we both developed ourselves in the name of entrepreneurship and thought about how countries should develop more. Now you should consider an enterprise. You should also bring new horizons to entrepreneurship ideas by thinking about the problems of different countries with your country; we have revealed these ideas, now we are working on our projects to realize them, you can do this too. Many ideas might be showed up in your mind, yes, think about them now and take part in the world as an entrepreneur. This is never difficult, not impossible.

It was so enjoyable to talk about the business life of different countries with the participants from many countries. The most important building blocks of successful organizations are professionalism, working knowledge and talent. Thank you for your support in our adventure as of being the best by always putting +1 on it. Some of the things definitely deserve more than one thanks. Thank you very much IMECE NETWORK!

Gizem Kara

Mediterranean Plural

We participated a project called “Plurale Meditarenao” (literally “Mediterranean Plural”), which aims at promoting dialogue among Mediterranean countries.

The main aims of the project were the followings:

1- To create an illustrated book including 10 essays on a variety of subjects shared by all the Mediterranean countries, ranging from cultural features to biodiversity.

2- To make 2022 calendar featuring the national, religious and popular holidays of all the Mediterranean countries.

The contributions of Imece Network to the project were:

Promotion of a culture of Peace and dialogue between the countries of the Mediterranean Area.

Search and suggest festivity proposals to contribute to the 2022 calendar featuring the national, religious and popular holidays of all the Mediterranean countries.

Work in the field of peace education, using the editorial projects included in the project.

Here are the links of the book and the calendar:

Thanks to our volunteer Hilal Duran

Urve Abak

Lets Play All Together

We participated the Erasmus Sports Project “Lets Play All Together” by APD Roma Volley.

The main aims of the project were the followings:
1- Exchanging best practices for freeing sports from bullying and for using sports as educational tools against bullying;
2- Creating a European network of non profit organizations committed in educational values of sports against bullying.

During the project, were realized 3 international meetings (the kick off meeting, an international exchange and a final workshop).

The video created by our first group:

Thanks to Cansu Ak for creating the video

Gallery by our second group:

The outcomes of the workshops at the end:

Book of Results

For more details please click the official website:

Lets Play All Together

Field Visits in Egirdir/Isparta

Within the scope of the mentoring support of the 5th Young Social Entrepreneurs meeting, the social initiative of Seda Vural, a member of our association, “Anne Çocuk Yaşam Merkezi (Mother Child Life Center) – Eğirdir” will be realised soon. For the project Seda interviewed with the district governor and the mayor.

After these meetings, field visits were realised on possible places for our activities with the instruction of the mayor of Eğirdir, Veli Gök.

The first stop of the field visits is Dündar Bey Madrasah. And later on Aya Stefanos (Yeşilada) Church, Eğirdir Social Facilities and Historical Eğirdir House were visited respectively.

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.