Moderator: Cem Seymen, Journalist


09:00 -09:30 Registration
09:35 -09:45 Welcoming


Karl Kulessa

UNFPA Representative and UN Resident Coordinator ad Interim

Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk

Minister of Family, Labour and Social Services of Republic of Turkey

Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu

Minister of Youth and Sports of Republic of Turkey

09:45- 10:45 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018 Turkey Launch Alexandra Solovieva

Chief of External Relations and Communications Section, UN Volunteers Headquarters

Tevfik Başak Ersen

Third Sector Foundation (TÜSEV) Directorate General of Foundations and National Volunteering Committee Member

Sadi Ergin

Head of Civil Defense Department, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Internal Affairs Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD)

Mesut Kamiloğlu

Director of the Centre for EU Education and Youth Programmes (Turkish National Agency)

Huzeyfe Yılmaz

Director General of Education, Culture and Research, Ministry of Youth and Sports of Republic of Turkey

10:45 – 11:00 Inspirational Story Ravdanur Cuma

Syrian Activist, Founder and Chairman of the Ravdanur Foundation

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 UN Volunteers & Baskent University ‘Senior Volunteerism and Intergeneration Project’

Certification Ceremony



Prof. Dr. Ali Haberal

President of the Başkent University

Prof. Dr. Zeliha Eser

Executive Manager of EKIN Pre-Incubation, Başkent University

Micky Le Franc

Founder of the France Bénévolat

Zerrin Tüfekçi


12:15 – 12:30 Closing Remarks Suat Özçağdaş

Founder of the Center for Social Innovation Turkey