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System and Generation Association (Turkey) and Sustainable Cooperation for Peace & Security (Italy)

This project was organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation National Network members System and Generation Association (Turkey) and Sustainable Cooperation for Peace & Security (Italy) in the framework of the Anna Lindh Foundation Intercultural Cities Programme.

Through this project, two main activities were implemented and one final report was produced, in the form of an online handbook, with a set of recommendations for youth workers and CSOs staff members, especially for those working with migrants and refugees at the city level.


  • Research, prepared using a set of well-structured and defined qualitative and quantitative indicators, widely shared among the communities of the Turkish leader and the Italian partner organization involved in this consortium, to assess the level of knowledge of refugees status, the complexity of the refugees' phenomenon and crisis, and detect the understanding of others’ cultural values, beliefs and perceptions
  • A cycle of three virtual roundtables, with the joint participation of highly skilled experts in the field and of refugees as guest speakers

This project aims at promoting intercultural dialogue, cultural awareness and the value of diversity at the city level of Ankara and Mantova, densely populated by migrants and refugees, and unfortunately facing alarmingly high levels of intolerance and discrimination towards the refugees' community, often pointed out as the scapegoat of social problems such as high unemployment rate, low level of urban security, micro criminality, urban decay, allowances that are perceived as unfair privileges designed for them in terms of taxation, housing and registration to services and universities, etc.

Language of the sessions: English