CIVIC MOTION: 2021 AND BEYOND
3-4-5 May 2021
Say hello and welcome to change! Let's understand how developments worldwide are changing the way we live, work, interact and participate. Let's explore civil society's role in this picture. How much do our actions shape the nature of change? Do our efforts help steer change towards a better future? To be part of the civic motion shaping change, register now for 3-4-5 May 2021.
Sivil Düşün invites you to participate in the CIVIC MOTION: 2021 & BEYOND! Join in the discussion about the future. Learn about the courageous, creative, and inspirational ways civic actors like us worldwide are working to shape the change in 2021 and beyond.
We'll meet at mini-workshops on the Forum's second day, Tuesday, 4 May at 16.00 (IST time), facilitated by pioneers in their respective areas. Please feel free to join the workshop that appeals to you most and inspires you to explore different themes.
WORKSHOP I: How can we fight disinformation in Turkey more effectively?
Facilitator: Mehmet Atakan Foça, Founder, Teyit.org, Ankara
WORKSHOP II: How can we strengthen data-driven civic work in Turkey?
Facilitator: Berivan Eliş, Co-Founder, Impact Hub Candidate Ankara
WORKSHOP III: Is Turkey's civil society prepared for digital transformation?
Facilitator: Handan Uslu, Founder and Director, Women's Rights Digital Data Platform, İstanbul
WORKSHOP IV: Can data help reduce polarization?
Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Emre Erdoğan, Director, Turkuaz Lab, İstanbul Bilgi University
Following busy days, we'll relax in the evenings. Join the evening workshops to socialise, have fun and learn something new.
EVENING WORKSHOP I : 3 May 2021, 17.45 || Refugee Kitchen with Ali Ronay, Maksut Aşkar, Manal Hannieh and Rawan Hudaifa
EVENING WORKSHOP II: 4 May, 2021, 17.15 || Sign language with Oya Tanyeri
EVENING WORKSHOP III: 5 May 2021, 21.00 || Collective Creative Comedy with İstanbulimpro Drama Group
Would you like to share your work, messaging and activities with other participants? If so, exhibit at the Civic Motion Fair, a vast virtual exhibition space. Whether you're a CSO representative or activist, we welcome you to reserve a space to share your story through videos, posters, publications or handbooks, etc.
Isn't a forum a space where people gather to meet, discuss, inspire each other and exchange ideas? At the Civic Motion Forum, you'll do this virtually through features that allow you to see who is attending and reach for private or group chats. Just visit the Forum's Chat Zone to explore shared interests and expand your network!
If you're already playing an active role in civil society or you have dreams and aspirations to do so, register for the Forum! A member of our team will contact you with details about participation. Please share information about yourself, your work and inspirations when you register.
Interpretation in English, Turkish and sign language is available!
#MoveWithChange Across the globe, active citizens and organizations are working to advance social justice with creativity and innovation. THE CIVIC MOTION: 2021 AND BEYOND FORUM brings together diverse participants from all over the world to explore global trends and their impacts on advancing human rights.
3 MAY 2021
Team Leader, European Union Sivil Düşün Programme
Deputy Head of European Union Delegation to Turkey
Where are we headed as a world, as societies and as individuals? What role does civil society play? Is the change happening to us, or are we driving the change?
Sir Geoff Mulgan
Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College London
What are the drivers of change? What are the effects on the way we work, live and interact as individuals and societies?
Head of the Future of Democracy Programme, Das Progressive Zentrum, Berlin
What role is civil society playing in defining and creating the nature of change? Can civil society shape the change towards a more equitable and just world?
Director, Konda Research & Consultancy, İstanbul
What are the factors driving change in Turkey? How are citizens and civil society influencing these factors?
Prof. Dr Nezih Orhon
Chair of Cinema and Television Department, Communications Faculty, Anadolu University, Eskişehir
4 MAY 2021
How are the phenomena of disinformation and information overload affecting social cohesion, democracy, human rights and our ability to making decisions? How can civil society support citizens as they navigate this environment? What can data activism mobilise citizens to work for change?
Principal Investigator, DATACTIVE, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
What is the impact of disinformation and information overload on individuals, groups and societies?
Founding Member and Director, Center for Common Ground, Virginia
How can reliable information and the power of digital space mobilize citizens to action?
Yaşar Adnan Adanalı
Founding Member, Center for Spatial Justice, İstanbul
How can data activism help citizens solve challenges?
Assistant Professor Erkan Saka
Chair of Media Department, Communications Faculty, Istanbul Bilgi University
Share your thoughts, then take a small break! What are your top three takeaways from the discussion? What impressed you? What challenged you? What insights or experiences do you want to add to the conversation? Let's meet @Chat Zone!
Mehmet Atakan Foça
Founder, Teyit.org, Ankara
Co-Founder, Impact Hub Candidate Ankara
Founder and Director, Women’s Rights Digital Data Platform, İstanbul
Prof. Dr. Emre Erdoğan
Director, Turkuaz Lab, İstanbul Bilgi University
5 MAY 2021
How are civil society organizations and active citizens leading change through art, technology and community? What is inspiring their creativity and innovation? What clues can we take from their example?
Co-Founder, Center for Artistic Activism, New York
How does art provide a medium for civic expression and action?
Expert-in-Residence, IDEO, and Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Global, Texas
How can technology and design thinking strengthen civic action?
Founder, Nigerian Young Feminist Movement, Lagos
How can inclusive communities drive civic change?
Dr. Sarphan Uzunoğlu
Coordinator, NewsLabTurkey, İstanbul
How did the speakers effect your thinking? What inspired you? Where do you see yourself and work in the context of the developments they discussed? Let’s meet @Chat Zone!
How are civil society organizations and active citizens creating change through speech, policy and accountability? What is inspiring their creativity and innovation? What clues can we take from their example?
Programme Manager, New Tactics in Human Rights, Center for Victims of Torture, Minnesota
How can tactics and strategies for accountability lead to change?
Coordinator, La Strada International, Amsterdam
How can policy advocacy lead to change?
Editor-in-chief, WomanTV.com.tr, İstanbul
How can speech lead to change?
Founding Member, Pi Gençlik, İzmir