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Izmir Design Factory

Title : Izmir Design Factory

Category : Youth Employment, Youth Unemployment, Sustainable Development

Description : İzmir Design Factory-IDF will be established in İzmir to advance knowledge and nurture leaders and innovators to anticipate, serve or solve societal and economic needs, through an integrated interdisciplinary education program, focused on developing the skills required by an ever-changing world and determined to co-create new knowledge and innovation with societal stakeholders.

The center, which will be established within Originn Coworking, Turkey’s largest coworking area, will focus on fashion, interior design, service design and food design taking advantage of the local capacity and needs of Izmir.

Young people who will participate in the certified and accredited vocational training programs to be created within the scope of the center will first intern at Porto Design Factory, one of the largest design centers in the EU located in Porto. Afterwards, they will develop innovative solutions by working in teams on design and innovation-based works to be taken from companies in Turkey and Europe, especially Izmir. The IDF, which will provide R&D support to corporate firms and SMEs from outside, will also provide young people with work and career experience by working directly with international teams.

Outputs :

1. IDF: The first Design Factory of Izmir will be established in Originn Coworking. A mini factory model consisting of machines, technical equipment and software to be needed in the fields of fashion, interior design, service design and food design.

2. IDF Vocational Qualification Programs: For the first time within the scope of our project, vocational training programs will be created in the fields of fashion, interior design, service design and food design based on ECVET principles.

3. IDF R&D Portal: An internet portal called will be established for the use of private sector, public, civil society and universities. Through this portal, institutions will install their problems in the system that they want to solve within the scope of their products and services. Teams in the IDF will make offers to address these issues and, if understood, take the job. In this context, the IDF will be guarantor and will provide added value by connecting institutions and young people through its physical space, technical equipment, training programs and corporate connections.

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3I – International Internship Incubation

Title : 3I – International Internship Incubation

Category :Sustainable Development, Employment, Vocational Education

Target Group : Disadvantaged young people, new graduates or senior students in universities, Project partners and experts from the stakeholders and representatives

Project Aims :

The survey, conducted between Dec. 1 and Dec. 4, 2014, polled more than 7,300 students and recent graduates, as well as over 300 human resources and recruitment professionals. The results show that internships truly have become the “new interview” in the job search process for students and employers alike.“First and foremost, these results tell us that at a time when 54% of recent graduates are unemployed or underemployed, the best chance you have as a student not to be part of that statistic is to do an internship,” says Stuart Lander, chief marketing office at “You have a 7 in 10 chance of being hired by the company you interned with.”

Purpose of the project is; edification of youth in professional adequacy and increasing employability by providing work experience through international internship. Within this context;

  • First International Internship Incubation of Europe will be established.
  • In the said Incubation, technical education will be given to new graduates/collage students and disadvantaged youth with the aim of giving them occupational profiency.

These are;
*Digital Design
*Social Media Management and Digital Advertisement.

  • A part of Youth that take technical education and succed will have oppurtunity to do a internship in companies suitable with Co-Working fields in EU countries through a partnership created internationally and different companies in a local scale.
  • Youth that take technical education and do internship will go through interviews that will allow them to work in İzmir. Suitable candidates will be given work through a system which will work like this.

Outputs :

  • 3I- International Internship Incubation
  • Employment Requirement Identification and Employee Task Definition Software-ERIT
  • Intern / Project Follow-up and Evaluation Software-INTERVENA
  • 3I Vocational Qualification Program

Activities :

  • Forming Education Contents and Incubation Working Process Reports
  • Vocational Training Programmes
  • International internship programmes (4 different countries co-working companies)
  • 3I International Employment Fair
  • Dissemination Activities
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DESO Music Career Development Center

Title : DESO Music Career Development Center             

Category : Sustainable Development, Entrepereneurship and Startups

Target Group : Students of Culture and Art Departments Departments of Universities

Project Aims :

The project “DESO MUSIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER” aims to produce a career development programme which young people who want to make a career in music in this field become aware of national and international employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in this field, which they can improve their skills, which musician young people and experts from different countries exchange ideas and which can help to create career plans.This centre will include Online One-on-one advising, Informing their path, Training in job search (supporting an online software), education in freelancing & entrepreneurship, Networking opportunities, Career-building workshops & seminars, Job recruitment events & auditions, Alumni mentoring. The goal of our project fits with the main goals of E+ Strategic Cooperations -in terms of promoting the start of the innovative experiences in the fields of education instruction and youth; ensuring the increase of the capacity of young employment and their participation to the labor force- by supporting open education resources, open and flexible learning, virtual mobility and other innovative learning methods.

Outputs :

  • DESO Music Career Development Programme
  • Career Managament & Job Searching Online Software

Activities :

  • Implementing Need Analysis
  • Preparing an Analysis Report
  • Producing Big Data Analytic Learning Modüle
  • Developing Online and Distance Learning System
  • Training of Big Data Experts
  • Implementing Specalist Training Program
  • Creating And Developing Network
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Youth Builds Up Green Future: Eco Innovation

Title : Youth Builds Up Green Future: Eco Innovation

Category : Sustainable Development, Innovation

Target Group : Engineering Students and Newly Graduated Engineers

Project Aims:

The green, sustainable economy idea, which provides advantages in competition and creates added value and is considered to shape the future is an indispensable term for the young people who are employed or prepared to be employed.

With reference to these needs and reasons, this project is required to cover the need of “eco-innovation and sustainable development”. The students of faculty of engineering that are or will be employed in the production processes of the most polluted industries (construction, energy, manufacture, petrochemical, agriculture etc) and have the most immediate needs and young engineers that are working in these sectors have been specified as target audience. The basic objective of our project is to form and implement “Eco-Innovation for Youth” training program that will support developing of competences for contributing to these targets by providing improvement of the production processes by the target audience.

Outputs :

  • Training Package of Eco-Innovation
  • You-Greenate Interactive Platform
  • Sustainable Ideas Network

Activities :

  • Developing Eco-Innovation Training Package
  • Establishing and Developing You-Greenate Interactive Platform
  • Young Engineering Meet-Ups
  • International Training of Eco-Innovation Training Module
  • Butterfly Effect Dissemination Event
  • Launching and Maintaining Sustainable Ideas Network
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