Projects 2019




Human Rights Law Research Center


Strengthening Women’s Access to Justice Project (July 2018-July 2019)

Implemented in collaboration with Purple Roof Women's Shelter Foundation, the Project aims to increase the level of knowledge, skills and awareness of lawyers on international conventions, national legislation and practice on violence against women and improve the quality of legal aid provided to women, in order to strengthen access to justice for women.  Within the framework of the project, four seminars were organized on the “Legislation on Combating Discrimination and Violence against Women” targeting 100 female lawyers registered at the bar associations in İstanbul, Bursa, Eskişehir and Trabzon.  


Human Rights Law Summer School at Bilgi-V (16-24 July 2019)

The Summer School offers the participants the opportunity to further their knowledge on Human Rights Law and provides a platform for discussion of current issues. The Summer School is open to undergraduate law students who are eager to enhance their knowledge and skills in the area of Human Rights Law.

Center for Civil Society Studies


Social Incubation Center

Social Incubition Center has been working as a center which provides support for right based grass roots NGOs and citizen initiatives to increase their capacities. The center is offering office space, financial aid, training/workshop, networking and mentoring opportunities for NGOs and citizen initiatives participating in its programs


Prevention of Child Labor

It is a project including research and model development activities to prevent child labor.


Europe-Turkey Civil Society Exchange Program 

Civil Society Exchange is a program designed for civil society organizations and civil initiatives from Turkey and Europe. It supports the idea of a unified Europe through cross-border cooperation. It encourages civil society organizations to form and foster partnerships between Turkey and Europe and to work together in those partnerships on capacity building models and aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society by providing mobility and a space for mutual learning.


Young Voices 

This project which has been carried out since 2014, aims to raise awareness about child participation and to foster experience sharing/networking activities and collaboration between Turkey and Sweden in this regard.


Children Have a Say, the Game is for Everyone' Project

Project aims to develop new games and activities to be used in the classroom and different learning environments through the materials of the 'Children Have A Say Board Game' (training materials on human rights and children's rights education).

Sociology and Education Studies Center


Civil Society for social inclusion of unaccompanied minors in transition to adulthood-leraning communities for shaping interfaces

The aim of the project CiSoTRA is to develop and implement an innovative methodology to foster social inclusion (including inclusion through education) of unaccompanied minor migrants in transition to early adulthood through holistic support networks, which would facilitate the transition from the youth support and education system to the adult education and employment system.


Right to Education of People with Disabilities: Together at School, Together in Life 

The purpose of this project is to contribute for equal participation of people with disabilities in education and to ensure integration of children with and without disabilities.  To change teachers' and parents' attitudes about disability is another objective of the project.  


Roma and Migrant School-Children in the scope of Inclusive Education

In the scope of the project, policy proposals have been developed about how to overcome the problems Roma and migrant children face at schools with inclusive education approaches. 


Teaching Fundamental Rights and Democratic Values through the Life Story of Anne Frank

The Project aims to raise awareness on Turkey's recent history and promote a critical approach to its relevance to current issues, by creating dialogue channel on the common past; and to strengthen mutual understanding and democratic principles.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities


Networking and Training Project for independent resarchers and NGOs working on cultural plurality in Turkey: Etnography and Oral History Methodology Training and Platform Building

The project aims to improve capacities of non-academic researchers in Marmara region, who are working about cultures of Turkey, by providing them opportunities to relate with each other through establishing working groups and network platforms and  by empowering them through trainings. By this way, it is aimed to improve the quality of studies about cultures of Turkey and promote intercultural dialogue. It will also contribute to increase the number of qualified studies based on factual information, conducted by individuals and institutions working on different cultures and about cultural plurality in general and thus it will help to increase the visibility of cultural plurality both in daily life and in politics and economy.