In collaboration with Sabancı University and International Blue Crescent Foundation, volunteer young people and social workers shared their experiences in terms of Civil Society. Civic Involvement Projects (CIP) within the scope of "Youth Bridge" program, young volunteers and professional social workers from both Germany and Turkey, received information about the refugee work of their colleagues visited the Sultanbeyli Community Center and found onsite opportunity to follow related work.
The meeting, which was designed as an experience sharing workshop, started with a presentation of the activities of IBC and the briefing of the projects. Then, Social Cohesion Team conducted a visual presentation of the trainings and events implemented in Istanbul. With examples of good practices, the workshop was presented with examples of Social Cohesion trainings and innovative tools that German social workers, volunteers and social work students can adapt to their locals for refugees and disadvantaged groups. Meeting where the mutual experience sharing, Germany and refugee work in Turkey, has created growing social impact on productive output for the highest benefit of refugees, while similar challenges and beneficiaries also discussed.
In the last part, the activities of the Children and Youth Club were monitored together in the Community Center. German visitors had the opportunity to meet immigrant children and young people, thus creating an environment where intercultural learning increased. In addition, planning was carried out for the continuation of “Voluntary Children Workshops” organized by IBC and Sabancı University.