International Disability Summit

Welcome Speeches 10.00 – 11.15

  • Ayda Yeter SERİN- EBAGEM, President 
  • Raluca OENCEA-ADAPTO, Project Coordinator
  • Mustafa BALCI – EU Delegation to Turkey– Sector Manager
  • Selman ÇETİN – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU Presidency, EU Affairs Specialist
  • Adem KOCA – Mersin Provincial Director of National Education
  • Abdullah ÖZYİĞİT – Yenişehir Municipality – Mayor
  • Fatma ÖNCÜ – Ministry of Family and Social Services – Deputy Minister 
  • Ali İhsan SU-Mersin Governor

Enable Bridges with Sustainable Dialogue Project

  • Mr. M. Volkan MÜDERRİSOĞLU- Project Director

Disability Rights and Practices in Turkey

● Mr. Süleyman AKBULUT – Social Rights Research Association- Chairman of the Board

Panel – “Public-NGO Cooperation in Local Policy Processes”   11.45 – 13.45

Moderator: Inst. Zeynep Tuğçe ÇİFTÇİBAŞI GÜÇ – Abdullah Gül University

Panelists :     Mr. Oleg Kolpashchikov-International Disability Network Representative

Mr. Ayhan METİN- Turkish Confederation of the Disabled – to the General Secretariat

Ms. Cansu KORKMAZ, Lawyer

Ms. Madalin STROESCU – Constanta Social Aid and Child Protection General Directorate

Parallel Sessions 14.15 – 15.30

HALL – 1 : Panel- “Disability Rights and Advocacy” (Online)


Phd (c) Neslihan CANPOLAT ÇIĞ – Special Education Expert


Mr. Robin Tim WEIS- Zero Project-Public Sector Manager

Mr. Damjan TATIC- Former Member of the UN Disability Committee

HALL – 2 : Thematic Round Table (Turkish)

“Turkey-EU Cooperation – Chapter 19 “Social Policies and Employment””

Moderator: Ms. Seda ÖZTÜRK –Experiential Training Center-Board Member

HALL – 3 : Thematic Round Table

“Public – NGO Structured Dialogue”

Moderator: Mr. Mustafa Erdogan – International NGO network – IELN- Founder

HALL – 4 : Thematic Round Table

“Disability and Participation”

Moderator: Ms. Mija PUNGERSIC – Founder of Zavod ODTIZ

Networking Reception 15.30 – 16.45 With the participation of 24 NGOs and Public Institutions from 10 different countries
Roadmap Presentation and Evaluation 16.45 – 17.30
Dear Public Institutions and NGO Representatives,
In the Networking Reception, which is planned to be held between 15.30 and 16.45 during our summit, posters of your organizations will be printed by us so that all participating Public Institutions and NGOs can be promoted in the most effective way. For this reason, we provide you with an information template.
– Full Name of the Organization (and abbreviation if any)
– The city and country of the organization:
– The mission of the organization:
– The main activity fields of the organization:
– Contact Information (Website – Social Media Channels – Official E-mail Address)
– Logo (in vectorial format) and 5 organizational photos (High Resolution)
You are kindly requested to send the given data in the shortest notice to this e-mail address:
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