İNTERNATİONAL DOG DAY – 26 AUGUST 2020 – National Dog day

It is celebrated on 26 August to pay tribute to these incredible animals who work selflessly to bring comfort, keep us safe and save lives. The day also helps to recognize the number of dogs that must be rescued every year,  from pure breed rescuers and public shelters.

International Dog Day 2020:

National Dog Day

International Dog Day was started as National Dog Day in the US in 2004 by pet and family lifestyle expert and animal rescue advocate Colleen Paige. She choose to observe the day on August 26 as it’s the date that her family adopted their first dog ‘Sheltie’ from an animal shelter home.

The website of National Dog Day describes their mission as to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. National Dog Day celebrates dogs of all breeds.

It is a day to celebrate the special bond between dogs and humans and to encourage adoption. It is universally agreed that dogs make for loyal companions and are often considered man’s best friend.


‘Akbaş’ dogs, which received the “Best Herd Guard Dog” award in the USA and attracted great attention, Eskişehir is their homeland.


EU Commission releases ERASMUS+ Call for Proposals and Programme ...

Çevrimdışı Ol, Hayatı Yaşa / Go Offline, Feel Alive

Objectives of the Project:

According to the research conducted by Yeşilay on internet addiction, it is not appropriate for

children under 2 years to encounter internet, tv or computer. For the preschool age group, internet use is sufficient for not more than 30 minutes per day. In the first 4 years of primary education, 45 minutes of time should be reserved for games and entertainment. In the following years it is more flexible at the weekend, but 1 hour per day is suitable. In high school, 2 hours daily is enough. According to the researches, 3.6 percent of young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are considered internet addicts while 21.8 percent of them are at the addiction limit. According to the sources of the International Telecommunication Union, this ratio is approaching 25% in Europe. This situation and the European 2020 Strategy under the heading ‘Enhancing Security and Reliability in Internet Use’. In behavioral addictions (shopping, eating, surfing), physical and psychological symptoms occur just like alcohol, smoking and drug deprivation. A person who is addicted to the Internet cannot prevent his desire to overuse the internet. In case of deprivation, excessive nervousness, aggression is observed, the person’s work-social life and family life are gradually deteriorating. difficulty in adapting to society, risk of entering illegal activities, videophilia, fomo syndrome, posture disorders, obesity, vision problems, financial problems, unemployment, sleep disturbances, social exclusion, damage to national economy, blinding productivity, creativity and scientific thinking skills, new behavioral or there are serious consequences such as contamination of material dependencies (gambling, drugs). Young people who can use mobile devices and technological products without difficulty have this addiction. For this reason, the majority of young people withdraw from the social environment to a large extent, not wanting to leave the house, talking and meeting with friends often via the Internet, lying about what they do, outbursts of anger when their opportunities are limited, small theft, observed great decline in school success. Moreover, according to Hootsuite’s “We Are Social” 2017 survey, 51% of the world’s population actively uses the Internet and 40% uses the social media.

As youth groups and leaders, we have to deal with this problem. Local communities and European citizens are responsible for the health and safety of young people. We have to show young people examples of the bad consequences of their decisions and behavior in their lives. For this reason, we aim to work on internet addiction, to create a local and national awareness on this issue, to use the internet consciously and to make the right use of leisure time.

Our project aims are follows;

-To raise awareness among young people about internet addiction and the correct use of the Internet and time,

-Define the Internet as an important facilitating tool in our daily needs and works,

-To help young people produce new ideas for leisure and support their sports activities,

-To convey to the participants the importance and awareness of the indispensable place of the sport in human life and to alleviate the internet addiction to some extent,

-To allow young people to feel the texture of the city in this sense, with the idea that Eskişehir, where the young population is effectively involved, will have significant experiences to be added to the participants,

-To ensure that young people take responsibility, trust and increase their communication skills,

-Encourage co-operation to combat Internet addiction,

-To increase the knowledge and skills of young leaders in the areas of communication, motivation and participation,

-Introducing the opportunities offered by Erasmus + to the participants,

-Motivate for more participation in youth activities,

-To establish an international network of learning, information and struggle against “Internet addiction and its damages”,

-Giving young people strong information about the protection of personal data and raising


-To raise awareness in terms of providing education to NEET individuals and participants as well as providing these trainings to the society.

Expected Results:

Through the activities we will carry out during the project, our participants gain awareness about internet addiction, develop behaviors on improving their quality of life, gain knowledge and experience about their leisure time, express themselves and strengthen their feelings of selfconfidence, interact with different cultures and engage in society without difficulty. experience in the EU and be aware of Erasmus + opportunities. In addition, with the presentation on the protection of personal data, which is very important in terms of internet security, the participants will be aware of and raise awareness on this vital issue. Our participants are expected to develop conflict resolution, work and presentation competencies through group activities and presentation activities in the process, as well as approaches to potential conflicts within the group. NEET will be more active in the lives of individuals through workshops. With the workshops on bilgi Internet Addiction and Leisure ‘, we will develop knowledge and skills about the subjects. they will acquire the competencies to do.

with outdoor activities will take place in our local part of the project, young people interacting with young people in local, will be able to learn more about the Turkish culture and Turkey will benefit in this way from the process. will do our participants Youthpass and Erasmus + session with participants of Erasmus + program on knowledge and and will develop skills Will be able to reach the necessary qualifications to apply for the Erasmus + With the problems and the results of the researches, they will become individuals who can propose solutions to this. Participant institutions and organizations will develop ideas about different sports branches and internet addiction in the activities they do in their institutions. At the same time, they will have developed an idea about the activities that can be done in the local area and will have the institutional competence to perform these activities. Participating institutions and organizations will gain detailed information and experience on internet addiction, damages and use of sports in the field of struggle with the projects that participants will use at their own locales after the project and use the qualifications gained during

the project process. Since the target groups of our project are young people with limited opportunities in the age range of 18-30 and NEET individuals and these young people will take an active role in the process; their competence in sporting activities is expected to improve. In addition to this, it is expected that the dissemination tools of Erasmus + program will include the outputs of the activities and workshops realized within the scope of our project and will have an impact on the target groups.

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European Solidarity Corps

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– European Solidarity Program (ESC) encourages young people’s personal, educational, social, civic and professional development, while volunteering, working or networking in projects that benefit society in their own countries or abroad. is a new European Union initiative that creates opportunities for people and aims to meet social needs.

– Bringing the youth together to create a more inclusive society, support vulnerable people and respond to social challenges. The program offers an inspiring and empowering experience to young people who want to help, learn and improve.

Capacity Building Training


Trainings were planned for the improvement of institutional capacity in order to increase human resource capacity and service quality in educational institutions in Çifteler (is a rural district of Eskişehir).

Applicant İnstitution:

Çifteler Directorate of National Education


30 Officials from schools in Çifteler


  1. Seminar about “Financial Supports and Grants”
  2. Seminar about “Project Cycle Management and Methodology”
  3. Seminar about “Erasmus+ Programmes”
  4. Seminar about “Feasibility Works and LogFrame Matrix”
  5. Workshop “Writing Projects”, Final Presentation and Evaluation

Budget: 3600 TL

Prepared Date: 2017/November

Activity Date: 2018/March


European solidarity program

Board & Staff


EU Project Training

Aim: In the project, trainings were planned to increase the institutional capacity in order to support and develop rural development. Detailed information on national and international financial supports and incentives, project cycle management methodology, Erasmus + and feasibility study preparation trainings are included.

Applicant İnstitution: Governorship of Eskişehir

Participants: 30 Officials from public bodies in Eskişehir


  1. Seminar about “EU projects information”
  2. Seminar about “Opportunities of EU projects”
  3. Workshop “Project Cycle Management”
  4. Evaluation and final presentation

Budget: 4500 TL

Prepared Date: 2017/November

Activity Date: 2018/March


History of UNITED NATIONS day

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

There is no other global organization with the legitimacy, convening power and normative impact of the United Nations. Today, the urgency for all countries to come together, to fulfil the promise of the nations united, has rarely been greater.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday. All the member states of the United Nations contribute finances to its operation to help further its goals. Aside from World Peace its role has grown to include protecting human rights, promoting social and economic development, and providing aid around the world in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.

The 75th anniversary

The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter. This anniversary comes in a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with severe economic and social impacts. But it is also a reminder that times of struggle can become an opportunity for positive change and transformation.


The foundations for a “League of Nations” were laid in the Treaty of Versailles, which was one of the treaties to formally end World War I. The treaty was signed in Versailles, France, on June 28, 1919. The league aimed to encourage disarmament, prevent outbreaks of war, encourage negotiations and diplomatic measures to settle international disputes and to improve the quality of life around the world. However, the outbreak of World War II suggested that the League of Nations needed to take on a different form.

The ideas around the United Nations were developed in the last years of World War II, particularly during the UN Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, the United States, beginning on April 25, 1945. The UN was officially created when a UN charter was ratified on October 24 that year.


The UN emblem consists of a projection of the globe centered on the North Pole. It depicts all continents except Antarctica and four concentric circles representing degrees of latitude. The projection is surrounded by images of olive branches, representing peace. The emblem is often blue, although it is printed in white on a blue background on the UN flag.


How to Celebrate United Nations Day

Celebrating United Nations Day can be done by getting to know about this great organization and the differences it makes in your life. Some of the basic rights and privileges enjoyed by people around the world are a result of the work done by the United Nations. Recently, access to the Internet was declared a basic human right, a declaration and communication network. While this doesn’t guarantee that everyone will have the ability to access the internet, it does guarantee that everyone has the right to.

2020 Celebrations

UN annual concert

To celebrate UN Day, an annual concert is usually held in the General Assembly Hall.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert will be prerecorded. It will be screened in the GA Hall on Thursday, 22 October 2020 at 12.00 p.m. (New York local time).


The General Assembly in 1972 established World Development Information Day to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them (resolution 3038 (XXVII)). The Assembly decided that the date for the Day should coincide with United Nations Day, 24 October, which was also the date of the adoption, in 1970, of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.

World Development Information Day is celebrated annually on October 24th. The day focuses on improving the dissemination of information and mobilizing public opinion, especially among young people.

The primary goal for improving the dissemination of information and mobilizing public opinion is to create awareness for problems of development. Once the world brings its attention to the issues of development, countries around the world are better equipped to solve such problems.


In recent years many events have interpreted the title of the day slightly differently. These have concentrated on the role that modern information-technologies, such as the Internet and mobile telephones free from digital divide can play in alerting people and finding solutions to problems of trade and development. One of the specific aims of World Development Information Day was to inform and motivate young people and this change may help to further this aim.

ESC in Graz with JUKUS – Youth Centre ECHO

JUKUS is looking for volunteers also from Turkey that join their 12 months project in Graz. The participants will be contributing to the various JUKUS projects and the day to day work at the Youth Centre “ECHO”, supporting the team on their projects and working with their youth workers and the youngsters at the Youth Centre. They will work with young people, organise activities with and for them and help out at the office.


Soft skills: openess, communicability, initiative, self-organisation and teamwork. Hard skills: experience and willingness to work with youngsters, some knowledge of pedagogical and social work, motivation to learn to speak German.

⏳ Application deadline: 30/10/2020.

Send your CV and Cover Letter to: volunteering@proder.org

For further information read on https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/placement/25055_en

ESC in Viseu with Adamastor – Associação Cultural

Adamastor – Associação Cultural is looking for volunteers also from Turkey that join their 7 months project in Viseu. The participants will help create outdoor activities, workshops and online content to dynamic Fontelo Youth Center. Combining online and face-to-face, preparing cultural and social inclusion activities and sharing civic values with the youngsters of Viseu.


Volunteer must be: – motivated, is essential for the continuity of volunteering as well as for the success of the actions; – participative,it is essential for the accomplishment of different tasks and for the promotion of the promoting entity; – teamwork – being able to work in teams is fundamental to the success of the activities developed; – respectful.

⏳ Application deadline: 30/11/2020.

Send your CV and Cover Letter to: volunteering@proder.org

For further information read on https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/placement/25076_en

#3 ERASMUSDAYS 15-16-17 October

15, 16 and 17 October 2020, three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and beyond during the #ErasmusDays. A unique opportunity to organize eventsshare Erasmus experiences or spread the word about projects. Under the umbrella of Erasmus Program there’s also European Solidarity Corps initiative.

#ERASMUSDAYS with Proder

Erasmus days are coming to an end today, 17 October. Throughout these three days we have shared with you the testimonies of our participants who in their videos told their experiences of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps. You can find them on our social media: YouTubeFacebookInstagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

On the occasion of the last day, we want to share with you the story of our volunteer abroad for the European Solidarity Corps. Çağrı is currently in France for the project he joined, however, he has answered some questions for us.

Çağrı from Turkey

Çağrı has arrived in France in January and started volunteering for L’Arche de La Vallée, which welcomes people with intellectual disabilities all over the world. He studies Business Administration in Turkey. After his volunteering experience of two months in Russia, he applied for a second ESC project in France. The aim of the project he’s now volunteering for is help people with disabilities, discover their world and the challenges they face in daily life.

He applied through European Youth Portal sending his resume and cover letter, and he waited for an answer.

After the online interview with the hosting organization, he got accepted. He got in touch with us – his sending organization – which helped him to plan his transfer in Hauterives, buying his fly tickets and completing the paperworks about visa and insurance. All of us – Çağrı, the hosting organization and us as his sending organization – have signed the activity agreement. Then he left and started his new experience abroad.

The hosting organization provides for him accommodation, food allowance and pocket money, other than the reimbursement of fly tickets on the base of project’s budget. Çağrı will stay there for a period of 10 months total.

Listen to Çağrı’s story!

Thank you for having spent this #ERASMUSDAYS with us! See you next year!


World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year worldwide on 16 October to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with hunger and food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. WFP received the Nobel Prize in Peace for 2020 for their efforts to combat hunger, contribute to peace in conflict areas, and for playing a leading role in stopping the use of hunger in the form of a weapon for war and conflict.

World Food Day is celebrated every year with different themes to focus on areas that require action and offer a common objective. This year the World Food Day 2020 theme is:

“Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together”

World Food Day is calling for global solidarity to help all populations, and especially the most vulnerable, to recover from the crisis, and to make food systems more resilient and robust so they can withstand increasing volatility and climate shocks, deliver affordable and sustainable healthy diets for all, and decent livelihoods for food system workers. This will require improved social protection schemes and new opportunities offered through digitalization and e-commerce, but also more sustainable agricultural practices that preserve the Earth’s natural resources, our health, and the climate

What can we do on World Food Day?

One of the best ways to celebrate World Food Day is by giving food to people who need it the most. If you do a quick search online, you should be able to find the nearest food bank to you. Most food banks are going to accept food or money.

Our actions are our future.

Countries, the private sector and civil society need to make sure that our food systems grow a variety of food to nourish a growing population and sustain the planet, together.

#2 ERASMUSDAYS 15-16-17 October

15, 16 and 17 October 2020, three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and beyond during the #ErasmusDays. A unique opportunity to organize eventsshare Erasmus experiences or spread the word about projects. Under the umbrella of Erasmus Program there’s also European Solidarity Corps initiative.

What is the European Solidarity Corps?

The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

European Solidarity Corps projects are available to people between the ages of 18 and 30. After completing a simple registration process, European Solidarity Corps participants could be selected and invited to join a wide range of projects, such as helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting in centres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities.

Projects supported by the European Solidarity Corps can last from two to twelve months. They will usually be located within the European Union Member States.

#ERASMUSDAYS with Proder

Today, 16 of October, is the second of the Erasmus days. On the occasion of this day, we as Proder have collected the story about the European Solidarity Corps experience of two of our participants in a video, shared on our social media: YouTubeFacebookInstagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Chiara from Cagliari, Italy

Chiara has come here on August and started volunteering in the EU Project Office of Eskişehir Governorship. She graduated in International Cooperation at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. After her graduation she worked for Unicef Italia for a year, but she still wanted to gain some experience abroad. Looking online through the vacancies on European Youth Portal she found the Project she’s now volunteering for. She sent her resume and cover letter, and waited for an answer.

After the online interview with the hosting organization, she got accepted. She got in touch with her sending organization, which helped her planning her transfer here in Eskişehir, buying her fly tickets and completing the paperworks about insurance. All of them – Chiara, the hosting organization and the sending organization – have signed the activity agreement. She was supposed to arrive in March, but because of the Covid-19 Pandemic she had to postpone her departure to August.

The hosting organization provides for her accommodation, food allowance and pocket money, other than the reimbursement of fly tickets on the base of project’s budget. Chiara will stay here for a period of 12 months total.

Irene from Catania, Italy

Irene’s experience is very similar to Chiara’s. Actually, Irene and Chiara came here together. Also Irene is graduated in International Cooperation at “Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” of Milan. Right after her graduation, she started looking for a volunteering experience abroad and as Chiara, she joined the Corps.

Indeed, they’re working for the same project, and together while they’re volunteering for Eskişehir Governorship, they joined Proder’s staff as volunteers. Chiara and Irene share their knowledge and expertise with us and help develop and implementing our projects.

Listen to Chiara and Irene’story!
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#ERASMUSDAYS 15-16-17 October

15, 16 and 17 October 2020, three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and beyond during the #ErasmusDays. A unique opportunity to organize events, share Erasmus experiences or spread the word about projects.

What is the Erasmus+?

The Erasmus Programme is a European Union student exchange programme established in 1987.Erasmus+ is the new programme combining all the EU’s current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, which was started in January 2014.

Students who join the Erasmus Programme study at least 3 months or do an internship for a period of at least 2 months to an academic year in another European country. The Erasmus Programme guarantees that the period spent abroad is recognised by their university when they come back, as long as they abide by terms previously agreed.

Students, on the base of their grades, get an Erasmus Scholarship, which covers the expenses of living abroad.

#ERASMUSDAYS with Proder

Today, 15 October, is the first of the Erasmus days. On this occasion, we as Proder have collected the story about the Erasmus+ experience of one of our participants in a video, shared on our social media: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Ayshan Valizada from Azerbaijan

Ayshan has come here on July and started her internship. She is a student of the Computer Science Faculty at Academia WSB University in Poland. During the first year of her master’s degree, following an English exam, she got a Scholarship and applied to Erasmus+ Internship Program through the International Office of her University. Looking online for the right experience for her, she found this internship on erasmusintern.org. She sent her resume and cover letter, and waited for an answer. After the online interview with organization mentors, she got accepted. All of them – Ayshan, the hosting organization and the International Office of the University – have signed the learning agreement and completed the paperworks about insurance, accommodation, fly tickets and all other details. She was supposed to arrive in June, but because of the Covid-19 Pandemic she had to postpone her departure.

Now Ayshan is here with us as an important resource of our staff. The three months of her internship have flown, we will miss her so much!

Listen to Ayshan’s story!
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October 15 is the UN International Day of Rural Women. This day, which was first established in 2008, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”

Gender inequity plays a special role within agriculture, as women are often pivotal to ensure household food security. Yet they are often not given access to resources or have little decision-making power.

Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19

Women and girls are disadvantaged in this pandemic, a problem aggravated in rural areas. Rural women, with a crucial role in agriculture, food security and nutrition, already face struggles in their daily lives. Now, since COVID-19 and their unique health needs in remote areas, they are less likely to have access to quality health services, essential medicines, and vaccines. Restrictive social norms and gender stereotypes can also limit rural women’s ability to access health services. Furthermore, a lot of rural women suffer from isolation, as well as the spread of misinformation, and a lack of access to critical technologies to improve their work and personal life.

Despite all of that, rural women have been at the front lines of responding to the pandemic even as their unpaid care and domestic work increased under lockdowns.

We need measures to alleviate the care burden and better redistribute it between women and men, between families and public/commercial services, especially in the most marginalized remote villages . We need to advocate for sufficient infrastructure and services (water, health, electricity, etc.) to support women’s productive and unpaid care, domestic work, which is exacerbated by the crisis. 

The Invaluable Contribution of Rural Women to Development

The crucial role that women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods, has been increasingly recognized. Women account for a substantial proportion of the agricultural labour force, including informal work, and domestic work within families and households in rural areas. They make significant contributions to agricultural production, food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management, and building climate resilience.

World Standards Day – 14 October

Each year on 14 October, the members of IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.

2020 topic is: Protecting the Planet with Standards.

Over the last century human and large-scale industrial activities of our modern civilization have added to earth’s natural greenhouse gases. They negatively impact our climate and with it all forms of life. At the same time rapid population growth and broad urbanization call for the responsible use of limited resources.

To reduce human impact on our planet, we need the political will, concrete action and the right tools. The international standards prepared take into account tried and true solutions to technical challenges. They help share expertise and expert know-how broadly within developed and developing countries alike. Standards cover all aspects of energy savings, water and air quality. They lay down standardized protocols and methods of measurement. International standards help reduce the environmental impact of industrial production and processes, facilitates the reuse of limited resources and improves energy efficiency.

World Standards Day 2020

Protecting the planet with standards

Every year, on the occasion of World Standards Day IEC, ISO and ITU lanch a poster contest.

World Standards Day 2020 poster contest winners:

The winner: Jyoti Bisht from India
1st runner-upAvishek Sahoo from India
2nd runner-up: Mohsen Jafari from the Islamic Republic of Iran

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