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Activities

Capacity building trainings for CSOs

In the context of the program and project objectives, 4 different trainings will be organized in the fields of “project cycle management”, “effective governance”, “networking structures” and “strategic planning” aimed at increasing the institutional capacity of AAU and YAC. Trainings will be carried out by experts in their fields and enriched with non-formal methods. The trainings are planned to last 2 full days. Participants will be awarded a certificate by applying measurement and evaluation after the training.

Conducting workshops

Thematic workshops will be organized for active involvement of CSOs in the higher education system, where the reports prepared by 4 Research groups will be discussed. In each workshop, the themes of “a model of governance and cooperation for higher education CSO networks”, “a strategy document for CSO involvement in higher education”, “a higher education road map” and “policy document for needed legal changes” will be discussed, respectively. These workshops will be organized in Ankara, İstanbul, Niğde and Karabük respectively. Academicians will be able to participate in the workshop, in which the results of Activity 2.2 will be discussed, with their own presentations and works suitable for the development of CSO-university cooperation.

Preparing a model of governance and cooperation for higher education CSO networks

In the first workshop, papers and presentations to improve cooperation and governance between higher education institutions and CSOs will be discussed. In the light of this content and presentations, with a scientific approach and method, a Governance Model will be put forward to develop cooperation and governance between higher education institutions and CSOs. This Governance Model will be a study to be presented as a recommendation to YÖK and other relevant stakeholders with the help of TES. The model document will also be available to all academics and CSO representatives via the project website.

Preparing a strategy document for CSO involvement in higher education

In the second workshop, papers and presentations about the active involvement of CSOs in the higher education system will be discussed. In the light of this content and presentations, the Second Research Group will create a Strategy document with a scientific approach and method. The team that will prepare this strategy document will also be reporter of the 2nd Workshop. The strategy document prepared will be presented to YÖK and other relevant stakeholders through TES. The Strategy document will also be available to all academics and CSO representatives via the project website.

Preparing a higher education road map

In the third workshop, papers which explain the details of a roadmap for the higher education system in Turkey from the perspective of CSOs, will be presented and discussed. In the light of this content and presentations, the Third Research Group will create a Road Map about higher education in Turkey with a scientific approach and method. The team that will prepare this Road Map will also be reporter of the 3rd Workshop. The Higher Education Road Map prepared will be presented to YÖK and other relevant stakeholders through TES. The Road Map will also be available to all academics and CSO representatives via the project website.

Preparing a policy document for needed legal changes

In the fourth workshop, papers about the need for legal and structural changes in the higher education system in Turkey from the perspective of CSOs and academician, will be presented and discussed. In the light of this content and presentations, the Fourth Research Group will create a document that provides information about the needs for legal and structural changes in Turkey higher education with a scientific approach and method. The team that will prepare this document will also be reporter of the 4th Workshop. The Document prepared will be presented to YÖK and other relevant stakeholders through TES. The Document will also be available to all academics and CSOs representatives via the project website.

Press conferences

Three press meetings will be held at the beginning, middle and end of the project. Participation of members of the local, regional and national press will be ensured. Press meetings will be held prior to the activities to increase the interest of the press to the project.