Digital Collaboration and Networking Days Event

Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Digital Collaboration and Networking Days were organized within the scope of the EU-Turkey Intercultural Dialogue (KAD) Programme, which was carried out by Yunus Emre Institute (YEE) with a joint fund from Turkey and the EU.

The event, which took place between 21-24 December 2020, sought to increase the capacity of civil society organizations, universities, and municipalities to carry out joint projects aimed at contributing to the cultural interaction between Turkey and the EU.

In online events with a separate audience every day on 21-24 December 2020, Different non-governmental organizations and universities from Kırklareli to Hakkari, from Antalya to Sinop, metropolitan municipalities such as Gaziantep, Adana, Bursa, Muğla, and more than 60 participants from important foundations such as İKSV, Teachers Academy Foundation, UDEF took part.

In the event, successful applications in the field of intercultural dialogue were presented, project ideas were discussed, and an environment of inter-institutional cooperation was provided for the establishment of new partnerships.

In addition to the project experts from YEE, the directors of Yunus Emre Turkish Culture Centre (YETKM) in London, Rome, Vienna, Bucharest, Sarajevo, and Pristina contributed to the activities.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

In the event, communication between civil society organizations, universities, and municipalities, which have the purpose and capacity to contribute to the cultural interaction between YEE and Turkey-EU, was increased, while the focus was on improving the opportunity and capacity of these institutions to realize joint projects.

Furthermore, with the Digital Collaboration and Networking Days, the participants had the opportunity to interact significantly with YEE and each other. The event also aimed to primarily support organizations that are not experienced in EU studies and EU funds. For this reason, it was preferred that half of the participating organizations taking part in the event were from organizations with little or no experience in participating in EU programs in Turkey.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Culture and Tourism / Yunus Emre Institute / European Union / Related Institutions
Public Sector
Culture and Arts CSO’s and NGO’ s / Culture-Arts Professional Organizations
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)