Projects 2020




Center for Migration Research


TurkuazLab - Strategies and Tools for Mitigating Polarization in Turkey Project

The TurkuazLab Project aims to raise awareness in Turkish society about polarization and the harm it is doing and to equip Turkish civil society, academia, media, and political parties with strategies and tools for mitigating polarization to contribute to a new ecosystem in Turkey with the prevalence of human rights, social harmony, and respect to others.


MATILDE – Migration Impact Assessment to Enhance Integration and Local Development in European Rural and Mountain Regions

Funded under H2020, the research project MATILDE, coordinated by the Institute for Regional Development of Eurac Research (Bolzano/Bozen), along with a diverse group of partners, aims to understand the true development potential migration carries, with a specific focus on rural and mountain regions.

Center for Migration Research and School of Sports Sciences and Technology


SINAFE- Social Inclusion of African Athletes in Europe

SINAFE is a collaborative partnership project funded by EACEA – European Commission. The aim of the project is to explore the needs of migrant athletes via field research conducted in different countries and develop a support mechanism based on that evidence for social inclusion of migrant African athletes in Europe. As an output of the project, a curriculum that will contribute to the innovative approaches in the training of migrant athletes including rights, legal procedures, and professional information will be developed with the use of inclusive and empowering techniques.

Human Rights Law Research Center


Human Rights Law Summer School at BİLGİ-VI (13-22 July 2020)

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.

European Enstitute


Horizon 2020 RESPOND: Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond

This research project aims to contribute to the development of refugee policies at local and national levels in Turkey, by collecting in-depth information through field studies about processes of reception, protection, and integration of refugees. It is a cross-country comparative research with the aim of enhancing governance capacity and policy coherance of the EU, its member states and third countries, including Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Italy, England, Turkey, Lebanon, and Iraq.


MATILDE – Migration Impact Assessment to Enhance Integration and Local Development in European Rural and Mountain Region

Funded under H2020, the research project MATILDE, coordinated by the Institute for Regional Development of Eurac Research (Bolzano/Bozen), along with a diverse group of partners, aims to understand the true development potential migration carries, with a specific focus on rural and mountain regions


European Research Council (ERC) - Nativisim, Islamophobism, and Islamism in the Age of Populism: Culturalisation and Religionisation of What is Social, Economic, and Political in Europe

While native youth populations in Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium feel increasingly rejected due to socio-economic, political, and psychological reasons and show a tendency for right wing populism and Islamophobic discourses, some Muslim and migrant youth populations that have been exposed to similar socio-economic and rejection processes show a tendency for Islamization processes. The goal of this research, with the novel scholarly lens/perspective that it will develop, is to show that these two youth groups who essentially have similar socio-economic, political, and psychological elements become radicalized by going through similar processes and they nurture their radicalism against one another. The research process includes extensive field works, literature review, and in-depth interviews. In the research, an extensive group of researchers and scientific advisory group will work together.


DAAD German Academic Foreign Exchange Program -German Studies

Producing Turkish works and publications that will inform the Turkish public about the current political, social, economic, and cultural developments in Germany.

Center for Civil Society Studies


Social Incubation Center

Social Incubation 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 in the Pandemic' Project

The aim of this project is to develop an example for the realization of the children's participation rights by announcing the children's own agendas, needs and voices about the pandemic period to adults.

Center for Sociology and Education Studies


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.  

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.  


Rural NEET Youth Network: Modeling the risks underlying rural NEETs social exclusion

This Action encompasses the creation of a European-led multidisciplinary network from countries showing higher NEET youth rates in rural areas. Rural NEETs’ Youth Network (RNYN) aims at developing a model of comprehension for rural NEETs’ social exclusion risk and protective factors based on the bioecological model.