Talking Development: The Glocal Approach, Global Goals & Local Solutions - Partnerships for the goals (SDG 17)

The first thematic debate on SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals) is slated to take place on 21 March 2018 at Kadir Has University’s Galata Hall between 13:30-15:30. It aims to bring together representatives from civil society, the private sector, and academia in a panel discussion to discuss why partnerships matter in order to implement the SDGs. The event is also designed to launch the SDG Multi-Stakeholder Platform that is meant to promote collaborative action among stakeholders from the private sector, academia, civil society, and the public sector in order to contribute to the agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals. [...]


In our second training program dated 27 March 2018, the training supported by case studies and workshops where participants were able to provide interactive contribution, combining theory and practice in the field of Good Governance. Case and workshop studies provided new links as a dialogue platform for participants and educators. NGO Clinique programs also introduced the opportunity to meet and refine their knowledge and visions of outstanding instructors who renew themselves in their fields and strengthen their academic and practical experience. [...]

New CIES Commentary Published

The CIES Commentary series offers op ed style insights (1000-2000 words) on topical issues of interest to the research areas the CIES focuses on. The views expressed are attributable only to the author in a personal capacity and not to any institution with which he is associated. [...]


NGO Clinique, created by Centre for International Relations and European Studies, will organise daily trainings twice a month to support civil society works. A support to the adaptation process of civil society organizations to a rapidly developing and changing world is intended to be achieved. Therefore, NGO Clinique aims to provide the young people devoted to the civil society to equip with knowledge, to strengthen their skills and to provide more effective participation of civil society in decision-making process. The subjects of the training will focus on the current issues both in our country and in the world and also the main areas in which NGOs play an active role.   [...]

Civil Society in EU-Turkey Relations: The Role of the Media

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES), in partnership with the Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey (CSR Turkey), and Asia Minor, held panel discussion on “Civil Society in EU-Turkey Relations: The Role of the Media”. The objective was to explore how media have and can play a role in maintaining the relevance of relations between Turkey and the European. The event took place on Wednesday, 7 March between 10:30 and 12:30 at Kadir Has University’s Galata Hall.   [...]