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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 to December 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

Future of Freedom Consultation

In November 2019, Imece Network attended the “Future of Freedom Consultation” held by Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), in Kiev and visited some of the successful social enterprises like “Urban Space 500” and the Burning Man Community’s “Kurenivka Palace”.

Future of Freedom Consultation was held to gather and exchange creative, innovative ideas for the promotion of freedom and democracy with partners from the region of East and Southeast Europe. Representing our association, Ozkan Uzelli contributed to innovate the promotion of freedom through civic education, training, and dialogue approaches. We are proud and happy to have been a part of this peculiar and educational experience.

Fanny Teoule

Youth Exchange “RESOLVE: Play”

Imece Network participated to the Erasmus+ “RESOLVE: Play” programme, organised by Asfar, a dynamic international NGO and social enterprise.

RESOLVE is a reconciliation youth exchange & network programme, which aims to use the power of Conflict Resolution tools such as Theatre, Simulation Games, Sport for peace and wider reconciliation tools and learning to resolve local and community level conflicts which especially affects young people today.

The youth exchange reunited 7 groups of young people from 7 countries and took place in October 2019 at London. Thanks to Imece Network; Mert Biçer, Aysun Molla and Ege Şentürk had the opportunity to represent the Turkey Youth Community in United Kingdom.

Fanny Teoule

Training Course “RISE”

Irem and Ebru participated to Training Course “RISE” in Valencia / Spain.

RISE “Resources for improving Social Inclusion and Equality – based on applied entrepreneurial competences” was a 5-day long youth workers mobility Training Course by Emprende Empleo.

The TC was carried out in Puerto de Sagunto, small municipality in east coast Spain, with one of the most beautiful beaches from Valencia region and 20 kilometers far from Valencia city center.

A group of 25 participants from 10 countries worked on the topics of social inclusion, equality and diversity, by developing and applying into action a set of entrepreneurial competences (Entrecomp and Digcomp) in the context of non-formal education.