About S&G – System and Generation Association

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  • Type of organisation: NGO
  • Status of organisation: non-governmental
  • Activity level of organisation: international

Short description of organisation / center:

System and Generation Association – S&G was established in 2008.

Our staff is formed of: EU specialist, lawyer, specialist of the development, academician, PCM-master, youth trainers, civil servant and people corded to private sector in our association. In addition to this, there are 200 volunteers and %90 of those is between the ages of 13-30.

S&G aims at making young people integrated with the society, encouraging their entrepreneurial spirit, helping them acquire knowledge and qualification getting them know young people from different cultures, empowering sympathy and tolerance, improving cooperation and encouraging European cooperation with young people, supporting the cooperation between the international institutions.

Motto of S&G: imagining the societal systems of yesterday and today can facilitate the generation of foresight in order to build tomorrow.

OUR VISION is to contribute to:

  • Personal Development
  • Vocational Qualification
  • Employability of Young People by means of facilitating their participation in Learning Oriented European Journey and getting S&G operating at EU Level until the year 2023.

MISSION: To contribute a sustainable development and overcome the size of youngsters dreams by increasing the international mobility of young people and imaging the societal systems of yesterday and today.
S&G gets into the act about: increasing of economic growth, providing efficiency about increasing and sustaining production, sustainability that cares socioeconomic needs and planning that analyse the problems, and also with the belief of projecting process, considering co-working culture by reaching this target as the best way, combining the systems which made in EU and creativity of our citizens especially the youth.

Fields of Work: S&G Youth Caravan: for promotion of Visa-Free Europe, EurodeskTR and Education& Traininig with Erasmus+ for Youth as a Mobile youth Centre.

  • S&G Trainers Team:
  • Project Development,
  • Implementation and Trainings in Pro-Active Citizenship,
  • PCM,
  • Visual Production etc.
  • S&G Office works as a Project Development Incubator and Learning Centre for Intercultural Learninig Oriented European Journeys.
  • S&G Club operates for Learning Foreign Language, Intercultural Mobility, Visual Arts, Physical Activities and Intergenerational Gatherings.

Integrating the intercultural learning, human rights education and education for active citizenship in its activities:

S&G joined more than 50 projects on youth field both in domestic and overseas, prepared projects, presented and carried out them since its establishment.
Three projects of S&G applied with Non-Formal Learning Techniques, were selected as Best Practice by TNRA, EU and ALF, such as:

  • Youth Caravan,
  • New Constitution and
  • EVS in Greece about Environment

S&G is an incubator for project development.
Our association has hosted in Turkey TC, YE, seminars, study sessions, conferences etc., we already sent 70 participants abroad and host for different projects (TC, YE, EVS) in Turkey. In 2014 we developed and implement project ICE – Intercultural Citizenship Education which is include different topics from area of human rights education and active citizenship education. Often we work in this topics with the cooperation with Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation.

Our experience in organization of international youth activities and the training of youth workers in multinational and multicultural context:

S&G regulary working in area of non-formal education for youth and youth workers.
Almost all our training courses has been organized in international level with cooperation minimum as 3-4 European countries (January 2015).
In April 2014 we implemented TC ICE – Intercultural Citizenship Education, organized for youth workers from 7 countries about non-formal education methods for teaching for active citizenship in intercultural community.
Before this, our organization was as a partner for the TC organized by Slovakian partners: How to run Youth Centers. Members of our organization were involved as trainers and facilitators.

The mechanisms we use in your organization / center in terms of ensuring the participation of young people in preparation and realization of our activities:

Nowadays we have in your organization a few initiative groups of young people who are involved as volunteers to our daily activities and who are working on developing their own projects. Usually, we involve young people in a project idea development phase by using brainstorming and discussions.
During the project preparation and implementation we give for them tasks and responsibilities, which volunteers do with the facilitation of other experienced members of organization. To involve more young people we using our website and pages in social networks for announcement.

Where we see the role of your organization / center in promotion and implementation of the youth policies of Council of Europe in our country, region and internationally:

First of as one of main goals of our organization is to inform young people about youth policy of European Union by using EU programmes and tools as: Erasmus+ (Youth in Action – before Erasmus+).
With our project Youth Caravan – we informing local (Turkish) youth about all the opportunities which EU has for young people’s personal and professional development. We actively participate in all kinds of National and International discussions for youth policy making and decission-making. For this issue, we are actively cooperating with Turkish National Agency.

The facilities of our organization / center (accommodation, educational facilities, training staff, specific methodologies etc.):

Our organization’s office equipped all necessary technical and educational equipment for work with young people and for their development as: wifi, video camera, place for discussions, working areas with computers, projector and boards, books and brochures.
Most of our members has education in areas related to youth work: psychology, social work, social pedagogy and management. Their experience in area of project design and management, working as a trainers and facilitators for youth and speak at least one foreign language. One of the specific methods which we usually use in our work: participatory video making methodology. For better management we usually use electronic system by using drive tools and emailing.

Our priorities / fields of interest for cooperation with other members of the Network in the sphere of intercultural learning:

  • Good quality EVS;
  • Youth workers education;
  • Intercultural learning;
  • Lifelong Learning;
  • Entrepreneurship;
  • Non-Formal Education.

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