Archive 27 November 2020

Türk kahvesi- Preparation and serving

Learn How To Make Turkish Coffee with Step-by-Step Photos


Turkish coffee is a style of coffee prepared using very finely ground coffee beans without filtering. It is prepared in a special pot with long handles called cezve and it is usually made out of copper or brass. To make a perfect turkish coffee, you need to folow certain steps:

  1. Measure the amount of cold water you will need.
  2. Place your pot of water on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high (just until the water heats up).
  3. Add about 1-2 heaping tea spoons (or 1 tablespoon) of coffee per demitasse cup (3 oz). Do not stir it yet. Just let the coffee “float” on the surface because if you stir it now you might cause it to clump up.
  4. Add sugar to taste. Do not stir it yet, Let the water warm up little bit as above.
  5. When the coffee starts to sink into the water and the water is warm enough to dissolve your sugar, stir it several times and then turn down the heat to low. You should stir it several times, up until your brew starts to foam (you can also vigorously move your spoon side to side to encourage to start the foaming).
  6. When you see the bubble “ring” forming on the surface, turn down the heat a little bit more or move your pot away from the heat source. Pay attention to the bubbles that are forming at this stage. Bubbles should be very small in size.
  7. From this point on watch your brew carefully. Do not let the temperature get hot enough to start boiling. The key idea here is to let the coffee build a thick froth and that occurs approximately around 158 F or 70 C (i.e., much cooler than the boiling point of water which is 212 F or 100 C at standard pressure. If your brew comes to a boil, you will not have any foam because it will simply evaporate!).
  8. Keep it at the “foaming” stage as long as you can without letting it come to a boil. You might even gently stir your brew a little bit at this stage. The more froth, the better it will taste. Also your coffee must be fresh or it will not foam as well. If your brew gets too hot and begins to “rise”, then move it away from the heat or just turn it down. Repeat this process until your foam has “raised” and “cooled” at the most couple of times. Then pour in to your cups (quickly at first to get out the foam, then slowly) while making sure that each cup has equal amount of foam! If you are serving several cups then you might be better off spooning the foam into each cup.


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Turkish coffee is always served in demitasse cups and if it’s prepared properly, it should have foam on top. It’s often served with a glass of water as a palate cleanser and with famous turkish sweet turkish delight or lokum.

According to the superstition, people used to serve their guests  lokum with Turkish coffee as a way of asking for their satisfaction. If the guest eats the lokum after drinking the coffee, it meant that he was pleased with the way he was hosted. And if he doesn’t it meant that the host is not satisfied with the way he hosted. 

Cream or milk is never added to Turkish coffee, but additional sugar is optional.

Fortune telling

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Tasseography (or tasseomancy) is the academic term for Turkish coffee fortune telling. It is a very comon practice in Turkey, Balkan countries and Arabic countries. The fortune telling can by done by a professional or just for fun within family and friends. For fortune telling you need to folow certain instructions and rules:

Firstly, the coffee should be drunk only from one side of the cup. When the coffee is finished, the saucer is placed on top of the cup, and a wish is made. With the saucer still covering the top, the cup is held at chest level and turned counter-clockwise a few times. Following this, the cup is turned upside down onto the saucer, and left to cool. Sometimes a coin may be placed on top to make the cup cool faster and to dispel bad omens that could be read from it. When the coffee cup is cool enough, someone other that the person who drunk the coffee opens the cup, and starts interpreting the shapes for divination.

Coffee cup reading is a widespread and popular fortune telling method, which speaks of both the past and the future. For divination purposes, the coffee cup is considered in two horizontal halves. The shapes in the lower half talk of the past, whereas shapes in the top half talk of the future. The shapes that feature on the right side are usually interpreted positively, while shapes on the left are interpreted as signs of bad events, enemies, illnesses, troubles, and the like. According to another belief, the coffee cup can tell the past but it can only foretell forty days into the future.

Türk kahvesi-History of Turkish Coffee

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History of Turkish Coffee

The Turkish coffee was discovered in the Kaffa region of southern Ethiopia in the early 14th century.  The researches about the Turkish coffee shows that the Turkish coffee has spread from southern Ethiopia to the whole world with its unique smell and taste.

There two version of story about origin of coffee in Turkey.

First one is sayinng that in 1554 two Syrian men named Hakam from Aleppo & Shams from Damascus moved to Istanbul bringing coffee beans to Turkey. They opened separate coffee shops in the commercial district of Tahtekale following the idea of Yemen’s shops.

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Istanbul coffee house

Second version is saying that: Özdemir Pasha, who served as governor in Yemen in 1517, tasted this coffee and brought it to Istanbul and he made sure to bring it to the attention of the Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent.

The Sultan’s staff decided to try a new method for preparing the drink. They used mortars to finely ground the coffee and then brewed it using a special pot called an Ibrik. It was immediately a big hit in the palace and actually became an integral part of Turkish history and culture. The mansions of the elite were the first to get to try this great new beverage. Later it was consumed by the masses and eventually the whole Ottoman Empire.

It was soon being prepared by coffee professionals known as “Kahveci Usta”. They were employed by many palaces as well as by high ranking officials and wealthy citizens. Perhaps a prelude to modern day baristas. Many of these professionals also went on to open their own coffee houses serving Turkish coffee and other fine beverages. 

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Kahveci Usta

The people adopted coffee as part of their custom, and it became a ritual, playing a significant role during marriage ceremonies. For this reason, women underwent thorough training to learn how to make a perfect brew.

What’s interesting is that this practice still holds today. When a prospective groom’s family visits the bride’s home to propose, the bride-to-be serves them Turkish coffee.

The bride-to-be sometimes uses salt, instead of sugar, when serving the groom’s coffee, in a bid to gauge his character. If the groom portrays no signs of irritation or displeasure, then the bride-to-be assumes her husband-to-be is a patient and good-tempered man.

Shutting down the coffee houses

In 1656 the Ottoman Grand Vizier Koprulu issued laws to shut down the coffee houses. This act came as a shock to the people of Turkey who frequented them. Punishment for breaking the law was extreme and ranged from beating to drowning. It was believed that they served as meeting places for discussing politics and even ways to take down the Sultan. Those in power viewed the coffee houses as a threat and tried to preemptively snuff out the flames of rebellion. 

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Spreading the coffee culture to Europe

In 1600 many Turkish merchants started selling coffee beans abroad. First they travel to Venice which was the major trading port of Europe. Later they introduce coffee to England and slowly to the other European countries. Coffee history indicates that the name “Turkish coffee” (“Türk kahvesi”) comes from the nationality of the coffee traders.

A History of Coffee: The Old World Obsession

Today the experts of the Turkish coffee history believe that the name derives mostly from its preparing method.

In 1657 Sultan Mehmet IV visited France. Among other presents, he gave to King Louis XIV coffee beans. This gesture was the initial introduction of the French society to Turkish style coffee.

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Sultan Mehmet IV

Turkish coffee history mentions this event as the first step to expand coffee to the rich European countries. 

In 1683 during the battle of Austria the Turkish troops left some bags of coffee beans behind.The Austrians discovered the new beverage. They developed it to a new blend. This event is evidence of how important coffee was to even soldiers at war.

By 1850 coffee became as one of the most valuable commodities.

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Enjoy Traditional Turkish Coffee Recipe At Home! Easy Step by Step Guide

Turkish coffee’s special preparation, brewing techniques, and rich communal culture made it worthy of being inscribed in 2013 into UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The tradition itself has also been recognized as a symbol of hospitality and friendship, with locals meeting at coffeehouses to converse over coffee, or coffee being offered to visitors as a welcoming gesture. The beverage’s importance in social occasions was also an important factor in its inscription, with coffee being served during holidays and engagement ceremonies.


ESC in Augsburg, Germany with Caritasverband für die Diözese Augsburg e.V.

Caritasverband für die Diözese Augsburg e. V. is looking for volunteers also from Turkey that join their 52 week(s) project in Augsburg. They coordinate different services and volunteer projects that support the social integration of migrants and refugees. This will be the place for a ESC volunteer to join, implement and create activities for migrants and refugees. The tasks are: – assisting in the central counseling services for migrants and refugees – assisting in administrative matters – assisting in the counseling services in shelters for refugees – assisting in group activities for migrants, e.g. language training, integration measures.


The volunteer should… – be open minded to people of different cultures – be interested in the German way of life, structures and contextes – love to communicate with people – like to help people in need and work with them directly – be able to speak, read and write in English (at least B1); preferable you have German language skills too, any other language skills are beneficial.

No application deadline

The form to apply:

After filling out the form, don’t forget to send your CV and Motivation Letter specific for the call to We will contact you after receiving your application and mail.

For further information read on: European Youth Portal (

World Olive Tree Day-26 of November

A simple but solemn homage to the olive tree, this declaration appeals to governments and institutions all over the world to choose the olive tree as protector of our planet.

This declaration highlights the role of olive growing in sustainable economic and social development, but also as a key weapon in the fight against climate change. The message is clear: choose olives to protect our planet and our health.

Founded in 1959, the International Olive Council currently unites 94% of olive oil and table olive producing countries.

As the only institutional forum for the global olive oil industry, its main missions are: to harmonise national and international regulations to ensure better product quality control and consumer protection; to coordinate and disseminate information related to studies on the nutritional properties of olive oil and table olives; to promote cooperation and research and study the impact of olive growing on the environment; to publish information and statistics on the world olive oil and table olive markets; and to promote the consumption and expansion of international trade in olive products.

Symbol of Olive tree

The olive tree, with its roots in the Mediterranean, is a universal symbol of peace and harmony. Growing across five continents, olives provide jobs, security and natural resources to rural communities around the world.

As an agent against global warming, olive trees have a positive carbon balance – they take more CO 2 out of the atmosphere than is emitted during the olive oil production process.

Olive oil and table olives are a proven source of nutrition, and key ingredients in the Mediterranean diet. They offer a wide variety of aromas and flavours and enhance a unique cuisine that is gaining interest from renowned chefs around the world. The ability of their multiple medicinal and nutritional properties to prevent certain diseases is now widely recognised.

The executive board of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recommended that November 26 is celebrated each year as World Olive Tree Day.

The solution was adopted on the board last week at 206 th session in Paris following the proposal put forward by Lebanon and Lebanon Tunis .

The olive tree) is a symbol of peace among people and a symbol of human activity in peace with nature.

Tunisia UNESCO ambassador Ghazi Gherairi

The Olive Tree Greatness

Olive Tree is a symbol of peace, wisdom, fertility, prosperity, health, luck, victory, stability and tranquillity. Moreover, the olive tree symbolizes the eternal link between man and the earth. No other tree in Greece has been praised, painted, sung as much as the olive tree. It is a tree that loves the sea and the Mediterranean sun, grows even on arid and rocky soils and survives under droughts and strong winds.

Important olive producing countries are Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Syria andTurkey. 95% of the olive oil is produced in the Mediterranean basin, between 15 million and 22 million tonnes of olives, and between 2.4 and 3.3 million tonnes of olive oil. Turkey, is in the fourth place after Spain, Italy and Greece in the world olive production.

Olive Production in Turkey

Olive, has found a wide spread area in Turkey. Olive production is performed in 41 of Turkey’s 81 provinces and in 270 of  843 districts. 53% of the production is in the Aegean Region, 18% in the Marmara Region, 23% in the Mediterranean Region, 6% in the Southeastern Anatolia Region and 0,2% in the Black Sea Region. 55% of the production in the Aegean Region is made for oil, while 60% of the production in Marmara Region is made for table olives. In the first half of the 2017-2018 season Turkey’s exports of table olives reached to 71 million 53 thousand dollars with a 14% increase compared to the same period of the previous season.

According to a written statement made by the Aegean Exporters Union, table olive exports, which were 62 million 225 thousand dollars in the first half of last year, reached 71 million 53 thousand dollars, reaching the highest figure of the last 4 seasons. Turkey while exports to 94 countries in table olives this season, the highest export was carried out by Germany with 23 million 263 thousand dollars.

Turkey, in the 2017-2018 season starting on October 1, exported 58 million 322 thousand dollars of black olives and exported 12 million 730 thousand dollars of green olives. According to the statements by Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters Union Chairman Mr. Davut, the number of olive trees in Turkey reached 180 million after 2002 with the planting of 90 million more trees since then.

When consumption of olive oil is evaluated, it is seen that consumption is mainly concentrated in olive oil for European countries and North America, which does not produce olive oil.

Olive trees in Turkey

There are nearly ninety different varieties of olives produced in Turkey. They are generally produced in the southwestern coast of the country where the trees grow with ease because of the perfect climate benefiting land adjacent to the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea. Harvest season starts in November and lasts until March; people collect olives by either shaking the tree or gathering them off the ground. The use of olive oil is not limited to gastronomical consumption: Turks have also historically used the oil for medicinal remedies, cleansing, and sacrificial practices.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women- 25 of November 2020

A Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On this International Day , the world is taking a stand against rape and all forms of violence and harassment against women. Violence against women is one of the most pervasive forms of discrimination, one of the most insidious means of undermining women’s dignity, autonomy and independence.

Women’s rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).

On 20 December 1993, the General Assembly adopts the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women through resolution 48/104, paving the path towards eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.

Why we must eliminate violence against women

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

In general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing:

  • violence and harassment  forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber- harassment);
  • human trafficking (slavery)
  • child marriage.

To further clarify, the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women issued by the UN General Assembly in 1993, defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”

The adverse psychological, sexual and reproductive health consequences of VAWG affect women at all stages of their life. For example, early-set educational disadvantages not only represent the primary obstacle to universal schooling and the right to education for girls; down the line they are also to blame for restricting access to higher education and even translate into limited opportunities for women in the labour market.

While gender-based violence can happen to anyone, anywhere, some women and girls are particularly vulnerable – for instance, young girls and older women, women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex, migrants and refugees, indigenous women and ethnic minorities, or women and girls living with HIV and disabilities, and those living through humanitarian crises.

Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape

Efforts to prevent and end violence against women at the global, regional and national levels shows that there is widespread impunity on sexual violence and rape.

Starting on this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), and for the next two years, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls, will focus on the issue of rape as a specific form of harm committed against women and girls in times of peace or war.


Taking a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

Despite the adoption of the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by the UN General Assembly in 1979, violence against women and girls remains a pervasive problem worldwide.

To that end, the General Assembly issued resolution 48/104, laying the foundation for the road towards a world free of gender-based violence.

Another bold step in the right direction was embodied by an initiative launched in 2008 and known as the UNiTE to End Violence against Women. It aims to raise public awareness around the issue as well as increase both policymaking and resources dedicated to ending violence against women and girls worldwide.


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Tea is a big part of Turkish culture, while walking on the streets of cities, you can find a lot of people drinking black tea in a small tulip shaped cups while sitting next to passage.You can also see people caring the tea on the plader on the streets. Turkish tea brings people together, its a reason for socialising and relaxing and turkish people know how to enjoy life.Beside cultural and social reasons, turkish black tea is also beneficial for health and digestion of all the heavy meaty food that is being consumed.

Althought Turkey is best know for its coffe, the tea is the most consumed beverage.

“Çaysız söhbet, aysız gök yüzü gibidir”
(Conversations without tea are like a night sky without the moon)

-Folk saying from Sivas, Turkey


Most of the tea produced in Turkey is Rize tea, a terroir from Rize Province on the eastern Black Sea coast, which has a mild climate with high precipitation and fertile soil. This tea is usually processed as black tea, though it is known for its rich red color.

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Rize Province

In 2004 Turkey produced 205,500 tonnes of tea (6.4% of the world’s total tea production), which made it one of the largest tea markets in the world, with 120,000 tons being consumed in Turkey, and the rest being exported. Furthermore, in 2004, Turkey had the highest per capita tea consumption in the world, at 2.5 kg per person—followed by the United Kingdom.

Types of tea

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Black tea

Turkish teas are divided into 3 main strength classes: strong dark teas known as koyu; medium deep brownish red teas called tavşan kanı, which means rabbit’s blood; and weak light teas called açık

Beside using normal tea leaves and filter tea, its very common to use powder tea made mostly from apple, pomegranate, cherry, rose or karadut.

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Karadut tea


Turkish tea is typically prepared using two stacked kettles called “çaydanlık” specially designed for tea preparation. Water is brought to a boil in the larger lower kettle and then some of the water is used to fill the smaller kettle on top and steep (infuse) several spoons of loose tea leaves, producing a very strong tea. When served, the remaining water is used to dilute the tea on an individual basis, giving each consumer the choice between strong (Turkish: koyu, literally “dark”; or tavşan kanı, literally “rabbit’s blood”) and weak (Turkish: açık, literally “light”). Tea is drunk from small glasses to enjoy it hot in addition to showing its colour, with cubes of beet sugar. It is almost never taken with milk.

Turkish Tea Culture : Facts, History & Social Etiquette

History of Turkish Tea

Surprisingly, compared to tea’s thousands years of history, Turkish tea is relatively young. Some sources mention that Turks traded and consumed tea as soon as 400 B.C., but certain is that tea only became common in Turkey from the 1900s onwards.

The very first attempt to grow tea on Turkish soil took place in Bursa between 1888 and 1892. It wasn’t a success since this part of the country is ecologically inadequate for growing tea. In 1924, the parliament passed a law about cultivating tea in the east of the Black Sea region. In the late 30s, 70 tons of black tea seeds were imported from Georgia in order to start nurseries in the region. In 1940, an additional law that supported the farmers and protected their rights boosted the cultivation of tea in the region. Today, 767 million m² of land is used to grow tea, and it is the second most consumed Turkish drink, after water.

Serving the Tea

Turks use special curved, see-through tea glasses in a tulip shape and a small plate underneath for making it easier to carry and serve. Since the steeped tea is on the top pot you should be careful with the amount you pour onto the glass. Often the tea is served with a little dessert, famous turkish delight.

All About Turkish Tea: Types, How to Drink It and Health Benefits

Half of a glass is very strong (koyu or demli), a quarter of a glass is considered normal, and less is light (açık). Then you of course add water to fill rest of the glass. Not all the way up though! You should leave 1 cm of space at the top to help the drinker to get a sip without spilling or burning his or her fingers. Moreover, traditional Turkish tea glasses have no handle like a regular Western cup, so you need to hold the glass from the top using your thumb and index finger.

Why Tulip shape?

The tulip motif goes way back. While many of us might associate tulips with the Netherlands, they apparently first grew along the 40° latitude corridor, making them native to northern China and southern Europe—and of course Turkey.

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In the 1500s, during Sultan Suleiman I’s reign over the Ottoman Empire, tulips were cultivated especially for the sultan.

When Ahmed III ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1703 to 1730, the tulip:

reigned supreme as a symbol of wealth and prestige and the period later became known as ‘Age of the Tulips.’ (Tesselaar Bulbs)

With their endowed status, tulips were tightly regulated. Exile threatened those who bought or sold this flower outside the capital.

The bloom was also celebrated with spectacular tulip festivals,

held at night during a full moon. Hundreds of exquisite vases were filled with the most breath-taking Tulips, crystal lanterns were used to cast an enchanting light over the gardens whilst aviaries were filled with canaries and nightingales that sang for the guests. Romantically, all guests were required to wear colours which harmonised with the flowers! (Tesselaar Bulbs)

So important is the tulip to Turkish culture that they became entwined “within the arts and folklore. You can find references to the tulip all over Turkey, in embroidery, clothing, carpets, tiles and of course the glasses that are made to contain çay [tea]. Four hundred million tulip tea glasses are sold in Turkey every year”

Five Interesting Things to Know about Turkish Tea

Another reason for using tulip shaped cups are that they are more economical, smaller and cheaper to produce.

Odunpazarı Evleri

Odunpazarı Belediyesi - HISTORY OF ESKİSEHİR

Odunpazarı is an old neighborhood and first Turkish settlement in Eskişehir, which is currently on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage List as a Historical Urban Site, having historical indications from the Seljuk and Ottoman periods, with a well-preserved urban fabric rich with examples of Turkish vernacular architecture.

Odunpazarı, literally meaning Wood Market, has its name from the market place where wood was sold, and its architecture rightfully stands up for this name. It consists of typical timber houses representative of traditional Turkish civil architecture.

While walking down the district of Odunpazari, you can see a lot of colorfull houses, little markets on the streets, a lot of jewelry, little stands with turkish coffee that is being prepared on the hot sand and offcourse turkish restaurant with Eskisehirs most popular dishes like ciborek and balaban kebap.

Odunpazari has historical indications from the periods of Seljuk, Ottoman and Turkish Republic; such as Alaaddin Mosque (1271), Kursunlu Mosque Complex (1525), Haci Hasan Mosque (13th century) etc. Being one of the few religious centers of Anatolia, the Kursunlu Mosque Complex located at the centre of the site and built by Palace Architect Acem Ali has a basic characteristic of Ottoman architecture. The complex today includes Eskisehir Handicraft Center where almost extinct traditional handicrafts -such as hand writing, gilding, marbling, miniature and reed flute- are performed through master-apprentice system. The complex also includes the world’s only Meerschaum Museum where the most beautiful examples of Turkish and foreign meerschaum artists are exhibited.

Kursunlu Mosque Complex

The konaks, historical residences that constitute very special examples of traditional civil architecture, express the family life and traditions of the time. Fountains are also other important urban elements that regulate and shape the traditional patterns of Turkish neighborhoods and social relationships.

The Odunpazari Modern Museum

Odunpazari Modern Art Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates | ArchDaily

The Odunpazari Modern Museum has been designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates. Odunpazari used to be a centre for timber trading and Kengo Kuma and Associates took this history as the basis for the design.

Built to house the modern art collection of architect and chairperson of Turkish contractor Polimeks, Erol Tabanca, the museum in the Odunpazari district of Eskisehir is formed of a cluster of boxes made from stacked, interlocking timber beams.

The building consists of a group of square-shaped blocks that are surrounded by laminated-timber beams stacked on top of each other. These have been arranged to continue the streetscape of the surrounding Ottoman houses.


ESC in Lublin, Poland with Fundacja Sempre a Frente

Fundacja Sempre a Frente is looking for volunteers also from Turkey that join their 51 week(s) project in Lublin. This project is about being part of team Centre of Youth Informations and Development and Sempre a Frente Foundation’s daily activities and life. They give young people great chance to get lot of new experience in working in a group, preparing and making own activities and learning how to cooperate with youth. Volunteer will prepare content for Social Media, create own ideas and realize them as webinars. Run the workshops about multicultural educations and mobility of youth, making workshops of culture, languages or any other hobbies which could be interesting for youth in our Youth Center “Przystanek Sempre” and also at schools, universities, recreation centres etc. Volunteer is welcomed to learn with us to write project applications and be involved in other Foundation’s initiatives, apart CIRM.


They are looking for person which is between 18 and 30 years-old. Available to be part of project during 12 months. Willing to learn and develop the project under Non-Formal Educational methodologies. Person which is interested in acquiring experience in local youth projects and willing to share personal interests, skills and values with young people in Poland.

Application deadline: 30/11/2020

The form to apply:

After filling out the form, don’t forget to send your CV and Motivation Letter specific for the call to We will contact you after receiving your application and mail.

For further information read on: European Youth Portal (


ESC in Brussel, Belgium with Middelbare Steinerschool Vlaanderen

Middelbare Steinerschool Vlaanderen Anderlecht /Brussel are looking for volunteers also from Turkey that join their 23 week(s) project in Brussel. The work will consists out of a wide range of tasks as help in the administration, on the class floor, activities in breaks as organising games etc. The volunteer will help administrative staff as well as teachers. The work could also take help in extra muros activities of the school or the students. Students ages are between 12 and 18.


They are looking for somebody who likes to work with youth between 12 and 18 in a multicultural context. The language spoken in the school is Dutch but it is not necessary to speak that language but in that case French or English are recommendable.

Application deadline: 15/12/2020

The form to apply:

After filling out the form, don’t forget to send your CV and Motivation Letter specific for the call to We will contact you after receiving your application and mail.

For further information read on: European Youth Portal (


ESC in Ramnicu Valcea, Romania with Forumul Cetatenesc pentru Actiune Sociala si Educatie Civica

Forumul Cetatenesc pentru Actiune Sociala si Educatie Civica is looking for volunteers also from Turkey that join their 52 week(s) project in Ramnicu Valcea. The main goal of the “Key to Solidarity” project is to promote solidarity through non-formal volunteering activities in support of young people with reduced opportunities in Valcea County. Solidarity is needed among the local community, in general and especially in pandemic crisis situations, as the Coronavirus pandemic is at the moment. The volunteering project will promote solidarity in terms of blood donation to hospitals and will implement hygiene information campaigns. The project aims to build bridges between people with different background promoting solidarity at the local communit ylevel after carrying out activities with young people with Down syndrome and marginalized young people from Roma communities.


Young people between 17-30 years old. Equal number of girls and boys. Able to work in multicultural teams.

⏳ No application deadline

The form to apply:

After filling out the form, don’t forget to send your CV and Motivation Letter specific for the call to We will contact you after receiving your application and mail.

For further information read on: European Youth Portal (


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