Developing our Syrian Companies Database.
Syrians established companies have great impact in increasing Syrians contribution to Turkey’s economy and businesses as well as to strengthen social cohesion and integration. In the last years, Syrians have the highest percentage of foreigners establishing companies in Turkey. Taking these into consideration, İNGEV Social Research Center (TAM) conducted a study updating the database of Syrian companies. Accordingly, the contact details of a total of 6,106 companies were updated .
The development and updating of the database will allow Ingev to proceed with more effective initiatives and projects for Syrian SMEs.
Syrian Companies Needs’ Analysis Completed
In addition to contributing to the national economy and employment, it is also important in terms of exports to Arabic-speaking countries and the development of relations with the emerging Syrian diaspora.
İNGEV Social Research Center (TAM) completed a needs analysis based on interviews with 130 Syrian companies. According to previous studies, there has been progress in financial coverage, but entering the Turkish business eco system remains a fundamental need.
among the most frequently stated needs of the Syrian companies in Turkey is first the Access to new capital resources (58%) and to new customers (45%). The report summary will soon be available on the İNGEV website.
NGO Image Research
Non-governmental organizations play a key role for a healthy social development and peaceful democracy. The contribution of individuals to social life and the ability of executives to formulate decisions with the participation of the society is possible through NGOs.
NGOs can also play an important role in solving many problems that the government has difficulty in intervening. In some European countries, one of the condıtıon to be elected as a member of the Parliament, is to prove that you have been workıng actively with the NGOs for a certain period of time . In our country, different NGOs are developing with a technician quality and being politically independent. However, it is also known that the number of NGOs who have intertwined with politics increased and they actually have easier access to public resources. On the other hand, the fact that some NGOs played a role in the preparation of the July 15 attack on democracy created a disruptive and polemic question for the NGOs. İNGEV TAM has prepared a research report on the image of NGOs in public. The report shows that half of the population do not believe in the importance of NGOs and the other hald thinks that NGOs play capital role. His report based on the field study in Turkey will allow civil society organizations to make important inferences.
Syrian Perception Survey
Turkey played a key role in a very critic human question as it received more than 3.7 million Syrian refugees. A population of this size, of course, brings with it many issues, especially social cohesion. Stable strategies, clear applications and large resources are needed. In addition to these efforts for refugees, the attitudes and behaviors of the host nationals are decisive. Particular attention should be paid to the tensions that may occur between refugees and the hosting community in a period when our country is going through economic bottleneck and when the unemployment reaches high levels.
There is a need for political parties and leaders to approach the issue with an extraordinary care, to use harmonious language and avoid any provocative speech. İNGEV based on the field work conducted by our field researcher, was able to evaluate the perceptions of our society to Syrians presenting a research report.
In our country, the relations between Turkish citizens and Syrians are among the very most tense social relations as described by our report that is only shared with organizations that may be directly related, because of the sensitivity of the topic.
Dimensions of Cyber Violence
İNGEV TAM completed the research report on Cyber Violence. The prepared report based on fşeld research showed that our awareness of the topic is relatively low. Individuals are inadvertently experiencing cyber violence or vice versa, take part in applying cyber violence. We are in the stage where the majority of the society is using mobile and smart phones and in the other hand where the age of use is getting smaller.
The İNGEV Tam Cyber Violence Awareness Report gives us a clue to a potential road map while in the same time determine our current stage in this concern. According to the research, 73% of the public stated that they did not know or knew little about behaviors that could be considered as Cyber Violence.
Raising awareness is the first step in preventing unintentional cyber violence or against the inability to use defense and protection options in cases of cyber violence. İNGEV plans awareness raising campaigns by evaluating results and clues given by the report.