Projects 2021




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 Right Law Research Center


Human Rights Law Summer School at BİLGİ - VI (July 2-7, 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 Institute


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.

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.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities


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.

Center for Sociology and Education Studies


Inclusive Education: Intersectional and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

In order to popularize inclusive education, two online workshops were carried out on April 17, 2021 and May 8, 2021 attended by teachers from different branches, activists from different fields, and academics from different disciplines, a total of twenty-nine experts. Following these online workshops, two focus group works were organized with the attendance of seven teachers. A webinar titled ‘School is a space. What about digital? Thinking about inclusive education in digital setting’ was organized and shared on the center’s YouTube channel.