YOUTHART Youth Art Research and Training Association is a non-profit youth organization accredited as Eurodesk and European Voluntary Service Program Sending and Coordinating Organization, realizing numerous projects in cooperation with the Ministry of European Affairs Turkish National Agency for 8 years, focusing on media and society and giving the chance to the youth to take active roles in local and international activities.
YOUTHART Youth Art Research and Training Association is an independent, democratic, non-political and youth-oriented social initiative since April 2008, with a large potential of members and followers throughout Turkey, aiming youth to take active roles in the society with the idea of “for the youth with the youth“, thus, voluntarily organizing social and cultural activities at local, national and international levels led by youth workers, volunteers, students, trainers, academicians and project experts who are active in art, research, training and project management. YOUTHART is a Eurodesk Türkiye Multiplier and European Voluntary Service Sending and Coordinating Organization accredited by Turkish National Agency, as well as a member of European Youth4Media Network, National Youth Parliament and Youth Organizations Forum.
YOUTHART’s Main Activities are Erasmus+ Projects, European Voluntary Service, Youth Exchanges, Training Courses, Seminars, Informative Meetings, Project Consultancy, Art and Media Workshops, Courses on Social and Language Skills, Research Studies, Opportunities of Study Abroad and Scholarships, Contests, Camps, Festivals, Trips, Visits, Conferences, Fairs, Exhibitions, Parties, Concerts, Picnics, Healthy Nutrition and Wellness Activities, Social Fun Activities
YOUTHART mainly works with university students, and focuses on social activities trying to include youth with fewer opportunities into local and international activities through funds of the EU, especially Erasmus+ Programme.
YOUTHART has organized and been partner in dozens of training courses, seminars and youth exchanges since 2008. Thanks to the fact that we have a lot of active members as university students, so it will not be difficult for us to choose the best participants as possible in this event. Our participants have a good educational background and communicational skills although most of them come from rural areas and socially and economically disadvantaged areas of Turkey.
Here is the whole list of all the projects and themes we got funded:
European Voluntary Service, Erasmus+ Programme (2012-TR-60)
“Sending and Coordinating Organization” (November 2012 – December 2020)
Eurodesk Turkey Contact Point, Turkish National Agency (Youthart-034)
“Erasmus+You” Youth Information Project (December 2012 – June 2018)
Civil Society Dialogue IV Education Grant Scheme (TR2011.0135.15-09-23)
Lifelong Learning for Digital Inclusion through Media Literacy (February 2016 – May 2017)
Erasmus+ Programme – Mobility of Youth Workers (2016-1-TR01-KA105-031477)
“I Love Project” Contact Making Seminar (May 2016 – February 2017 : 16-22 November 2016)
Erasmus+ KA-3 Support for Policy Reform – Structured Dialogue Youth (2015-1-TR01-KA347-015232)
“Citizens Media in Youth Information Regional Trainings and Summit” (June 2015 – August 2016)
Civil Society Dialogue III Political Criteria Grant Scheme (TR2010/0135.01-01)
“Citizens Media for Intercultural and Political Dialogue” (November 2014 – February 2016)
Youth in Action 4.6 Youth Support Systems (2013 – 5648)
“Face Up Rio20+ – Youth4Media for Digital Creativity & Employability” (June 2014 – July 2016)
Lifelong Learning Programme, Grundtvig Learning Partnership (2013-1-DE2-GRU06-16245 6)
“Social & Community Media for Inclusion and Employability” (December 2012 – January 2015)
Turkish National Agency Eurodesk Turkey National Fund Youth Information Project (EURODESK MDP-011)
“Erasmus+You” (March 2014 – September 2014)
Youth in Action Programme, Action 3.1.2 Training Course (TR-31-E92-2012-R2)
“Raise Your Voice Against Social Discrimination” (May 2012 – February 2013 : 01-07 December 2012)
Anna Lindh Foundation Funds (ALF/CFP/2012/MT1/176)
“Motions to Promised Lands” (September 2012 – August 2013)
Youth in Action Programme, Action 1.1 Youth Exchange (TR-11-E171-2012-R1)
“Youth Unemployment Through Games” (May 2012 – February 2013 : 12-17 September 2012)
Youth in Action Programme, Action 4.3 Seminar (TR-43-E119-2012-R2)
“Sustainable Lifestyle Before Global Boiling!” (May 2012 – February 2013 : 01-06 September 2012)
Youth in Action Programme, Action 4.6 (2011-5083/008-001)
“Prince, Merchant and Citizen as one: CSR in Europe” (March 2012 – November 2013)
Youth in Action Programme, Action 1.1 Youth Exchange (TR-11-188-2009-R2)
“Four Corners – Four Cultures For One Europe” (May 2009 – December 2009 : 22-29 August 2009)
Youth in Action Programme, Action 4.3 Training Course (TR-43-74-2008 R3)
“Conflict Management in International Youth Exchanges” (March 2008 – November 2008 : 20-26 May 2008)
YOUTHART has organized and been partner in dozens of training courses since 2008. Thanks to the fact that we have a lot of active members as university students, so it will not be difficult for us to choose the best participants as possible in this event. Our participants have a good educational background and communicational skills although most of them come from rural areas and socially and economically disadvantaged areas of Turkey.
YOUTHART has a well-organized system to get applications and select the participants for each project. We put our projects online on our website, and our members can login with their individual user accounts to fill in the application form of the projects. Then, the applications are evaluated by the project committees and the executive board of the organization. Finally, several online and face-to-face meetings are held with participants and they are prepared for the projects thoroughly.
As for the theme of the project, YOUTHART members are open to various topics, and we select our participants according to their backgrounds and motivation.
YOUTHART’s project coordinators are experienced and eager to include as many youth as possible in international events.
- President of YOUTHART, Mr. Murat Akbıyık (32) has been in the field of youth for more than 14 years, and he has organized a lot of projects. He is a lecturer of English at Kadir Has University, and he has excellent communicational and digital skills as well as great skills of project management.
- Current EVS coordinator, Mr. Fırat Büyükcoşkun (26) has been active in EVS projects for the last 2 years, and is qualified in managing and communicating the whole project management process. He is doing his masters as a young academician in the field of Media and Culture.
- Vice President and Media Trainer, Mr. Çağlar Çalı (24) has great camera and editing skills.
- Treasurer, Ms. Mona Altundemir Aykul (31) is one of the coordinators within YOUTHART Projector, and has a lot of experiences in Erasmus+ KA1 staff and learner mobility projects.
Get more info about YOUTHART members: http://youthart.org.tr/biz/yk
Depending on the project theme, YOUTHART can reflect the previous experiences and know-how before, during and after the project by sending valuable Turkish participants to the event. YOUTHART has a wide range of profiles of members from all over Turkey, so participants would fit to the theme of the project.
Our board consists of 16 active youth workers and they are all active in projects. YOUTHART members, (about 200 registered) come from different parts of Turkey. They are mostly university students who are interested and skilled in various areas from arts to sports, outdoor activities, drama or social activities. YOUTHART uses its website and social media as the main tools to communicate with active members as well as meeting them face to face at the main office in Istanbul.
YOUTHART has a media center titled “Istanbul Community Media Center”, and we give short pre-departure trainings to participants about the use of media in projects.
YOUTHART selects participants by opening a call for participants online. Usually, there are dozens of applications. Then, the board or project committee evaluates and chooses the best participants as possible according to their profile, background, skills, and motivation. http://youthart.org.tr/proje/basvuru. From the moment the participants are selected, they are monitored, advised and assisted during the whole process of the project, especially during the preparation phase.
YOUTHART has 2 accreditations:
- EVS Sending and Coordinating Organization since 2012 until 2020. PIC: 949141315
- Eurodesk Turkey Contact Point since 2012. TR034
For partnership procedures, please download the PIF document.
For further communications, please contact us.