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Migration Network in Europe and Turkey Thematic Workshop

Global Political Trends Center (GPoT Center) of Istanbul Kültür University organised the 2-day thematic workshop on 1-2 December 2016 on the premises of Istanbul Kültür University. 

The workshop was organized within the framework of the “Migration Network in Europe and Turkey” project, which is implemented by the Greek NGO Athens Network of Collaborating Experts, and the Turkish organizations Global Political Trends Center of Istanbul Kültür University, Human Resource Development Foundation, and Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants. The overall objective of the project is to facilitate EU-Turkey civil society cooperation on the development of migration/asylum policies in Turkey in accordance with EU standards, and of a common approach to migration management between EU & Turkey.

The main goal of the two-day thematic workshop was to present the design, implementation and critical assessment of the Minaret Project as a whole, with the purpose of raising awareness, providing knowledge about the broader phenomenon of migration with a special focus on EU-Turkey relations.

Specifically, the aims of the workshop are: 1. Dialogical exchange between public officials and migrants/refugees; 2. Raising awareness regarding Turkey’s compliance with EU regulations concerning migration; 3. Advancing the concerns and issues of the migrant/refugee communities in Turkey and Greece. The event was attended by approximately 25 civil society representatives, academics, and experts on migration and human rights.


Türkiye ve Avrupa’da Göç Ağı Projesi Çalıştayı

Istanbul Cultural University Global Political Trends Unit (GPoT Center) organized a workshop in the Ataköy settlement of Istanbul Kültür University on 1 and 2 December 2016. 

The workshop was organized within the framework of the "Migration Network in Europe and Turkey" project implemented within the framework of the Civil Society Dialogue Program co-financed by the Republic of Turkey and the European Union. In the two-day event, it was aimed at notifying asylum seekers and refugees of their concerns, as well as providing information exchange on issues related to migration and asylum, and assessing Turkey-EU relations in this context.
Approximately 25 civil society representatives, academicians and experts attended the meeting.