CSO Clinique, conducted by Kadir Has University’s Center for International Relations and European Studies (CIES), continues with “Migration in Turkey-II” training program.  The program held on 15th of January, 2019 in cooperation with Research Center on Asylum and Migration (IGAM) at Kadir Has University.

In the first part of the training, Elif Selen Ay, Head of Office at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Field Office Istanbul and İpek Miscioğlu Kuruüzüm, Senior Refugee Protection Assistant of UNHCR addressed CSOs, Local Governments and Community Based Approach”. Metin Çorabatır, the President of the IGAM made an interactive presentation titled “Public and CSO Partnership on Migration and the Impact of United Nations”. In the second part of the training, participants played roles in a simulation titled “Migration in the Field’’. Assoc. Prof. Deniz Şenol Sert from Özyeğin University leaded the simulation.

CSO Clinique aims to strength the knowledge and abilities of CSO professionals and graduate students and encourages the participation of these groups. The training of “Migration in Turkey-II” is a continuation of the CSO Clinique titled “Migration in Turkey-I” in May and it will be open for local authorities to strength the communication and partnership between these sectors. This was the 17th CSO Clinique.

What Is CSO Clinique?

The CSO Clinique, which was established within the scope of 'Striving for Good Governance: Civil Society Strengthening and Youth Empowerment’’ by the Center for International and European Studies(CIES), organizes trainings to support civil society activities twice a month. The day-long trainings aim to support civil society organizations in their adaptation process to the rapidly changing world. In this context, the CSO Clinique aims to empower young people who are committed to civil society, to strengthen their skills and knowledge, and to participate more effectively in decision-making processes. Trainings topics focus on current developments both in our country and around the world and on the areas in which CSOs play an active role.

The training program paved the way for new network as a dialogue platform for participants and trainers. The CSO Clinique also introduced the opportunity to meet, to inspire from knowledge and vision of outstanding instructors who renew themselves in their fields and strengthen their academic and practical experience.