ActHuman Social Inclusion Initiative Launched with a Meeting


ActHuman Social Inclusion, INGEV initiative in cooperation with IPC, was launched with meeting held at Point Otel Barbaros. Turkey’s most important NGOs and Syrian opinion leaders from Gaziantep and Istanbul attended the meeting.

The opening speech was given by İNGEV President Vural Çakır. Moderators of the meeting were Assoc. Prof. Murat Erdoğan (Hacettepe Migration and Politics Research Centre Director) and Renan Burduroğlu (INGEV Advisory Board Member)

During the meeting, issues such as, how to approach the topic, how to organize the conference were (on September 27th) discussed in detail. Besides that, the agenda of the next steering committee meeting was also set.

Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation Secretary General Arda Batu, TOBB Chairman Advisor Bahri Can Çalıcıoğlu, International Labour Organization Turkey Programme Officer Nejat Kocabay, Business World and Sustainable Development Association Secretary General Konca Çalkıvik, Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) Senior Manager Çağıl Şahin, Hacettepe Migration and Politics Research Centre Director Assoc. Prof. Murat Erdoğan, Bahçeşehir University Center for Migration and Urban Studies (BAUMUS) Founding Chair Assoc. Prof. Ulaş Sunata, İNGEV Advisory Board Member and Project Director Berk Çoker, Istanbul Policy Center Research and Administrative Affairs Coordinator Cana Tülüş, OXFAM Turkey Migration Policy Executive Ceren Topgül, Association of Syrian Businessmen Chairman Khaled Babbli, Syrian Economic Forum Director Rami Sharrack, RIZK Turkey representative Amr Abboud, Syrian Associations Platform Chairman Mehdi Daoud and Syrian entrepreneur Mojahed Akeel were within the participators of the meeting.


ActHuman Social Inclusion Initiative aims to focus on 3 or 4 topics every year. Here are some other topics that İNGEV has on its agenda:

  • Systematics of Anti-Cyber Violence
  • The House Women’s Contribution to Household Economy
  • Elderly Care Policies
  • Strengthening of the Relationship Between Employment and Education
  • Agricultural Development & Urban Farming
  • Social Aid Impact Analysis
  • Turkey and Catching up with the Industrial Revolution 4.0
  • The Inequality of Income Distribution
  • Environmental Sustainability