Events That We Hosted

  • The International Social Entrepreneurship Conference took place in Istanbul

    The International Social Entrepreneurship Conference took place in Istanbul on 29 February-1 March 2012. The Conference is organised by TUSEV, British Council, and TACSO Project. The strategic partner of the Conference was the Vodafone Turkey Foundation, while the Kadir Has University was the host. This conference gathered 150 participants from the Western Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine and Georgia and United Kingdom. During the two days the participants created an important opportunity for the development of social entrepreneurship in the region. More on media coverage and conference report...

  • Round Table Meeting: Young People in CSOs and Possible Collaborations Between CSOs in the US and Turkey, 16 September 2011, Istanbul

    TUSEV and Foreign Policy Platform co-organized the “Young People in CSOs and Possible Collaborations Between CSOs in the US and Turkey” meeting in Istanbul on September 16, 2011. Young American leaders working in civil society, think tanks and with government visited Turkey as part of the “Young Turkey -Young America A New Relationship for a New Age” program sponsored by the US Department of State and co-organized by World Learning and Foreign Policy Platform. American participants were joined by the young professionals from Turkish CSOs to discuss the position and role of civil society in foreign policy in Turkey and United States with the moderation of Rana Birden Çorbacıoğlu. The group jointly developed frameworks for creating and strengthening civil society collaboration between both countries. Notes from the meeting are available to download from here.

  • March 2007: New York and Washington DC: TUSEV Publication Launch Meetings

    Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) presented key findings and recommendations from two new TUSEV publications on the "Landscape of Philanthropy and Civil Society in Turkey" in New York and Washington DC, on March 5th and March 9th respectively.

  • EMI Istanbul Congress, 11-12 February 2011, Istanbul

    More than 300 civil society delegates, high level experts and decision makers gathered at the EMI Congress in Istanbul on 11-12 February 2011, to discuss the theme “Civil Society Organisations challenge public authorities: From political commitment to active dialogue” and to exchange views about the role of civil society. The Congress was co-organized by the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) and hosted by Istanbul Bilgi University.While the opening speeches of the Congress was delivered by Mr Štefan Füle (European Commissioner in charge of Enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy) and Mr Egemen Bağiş (Turkish Minister for the European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator), Prof. Dr. Halil Güven (Rector of the Bilgi University) and Mr Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu (President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey-TOBB) gave welcome speeches.


  • 1st Global Assembly of the Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness, 28-30 September 2010, Istanbul

     Representatives from civil society, government and donor organisations from over 70 countries have gathered for the First Global Assembly of the Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness in Istanbul, Turkey, from September 28 to 30th. One week after a disappointing MDG international summit in New York, civil society representatives have taken a positive step towards a cohesive development effectiveness strategy. The Open Forum for CSO (Civil Society Organisation) Development Effectiveness is pleased to report that representatives from CSOs from over 70 countries have reached agreement and unanimously endorsed a set of principles for CSO development effectiveness. During his keynote address to the two hundred participants at the Global Assembly, Dr.Rajesh Tandon (President of PRIA) described the Open Forum process as “timely, urgent, and critical.”