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Go For Youth Project Mentoring Training Activity

Within the scope of the Go For Youth Project, supported by the European Union Delegation to Turkey and carried out in partnership with the Youth Organizations Forum (GoFor) and Istanbul Bilgi University Civil Society Studies Center (STÇM), mentoring training will be held with 20 participants to be determined as a result of the application.


The 20 participants who will participate in the training will be young people between the ages of 18-35 who have been volunteers, internships, professional employees, or management units during the application period or in the past at GoFor member organizations. It is aimed to increase the number of experts working in the field of youth in the field of civil society through education. A list of GoFor's member organizations can be found here. It is aimed that the participants who attend and complete the training provide mentorship support to youth organizations benefiting from in-kind support within the scope of the Go For Youth Project. The training process will be implemented by Istanbul Bilgi University Civil Society Studies Center.

The training will take place online due to pandemic conditions.

Training dates and times:

  • Thursday, July 1, 2021, 18:00 - 20:00
  • Friday, July 2, 2021, 16.00 - 21.30
  • Saturday, July 3, 2021, 10.30 - 16.30
  • Monday, July 5, 2021, 17.00 - 21.00
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 17.00 - 21.00
  • Application deadline and time: Sunday, June 13, 2021, 23:59
  • Announcement date of results: Friday, June 25, 2021
  • For questions about the application, you can reach [email protected]
  • You can find the application form here.

Who Can Apply For Go For Youth Mentoring Training?

  • Associated with GoFor member organizations during the application period or in the past,
  • Actively working as an activist, volunteer, manager, employee, consultant, etc. for at least 5 years. have experience of working with youth organizations in a youth organization or within the scope of youth work,
  • Between the ages of 18 - 35,
  • It is open to applications from people who are open to learning and have the motivation to contribute to the field of civil society by mentoring with their current experiences.


In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, applications;

  • Motivation to contribute to civic space and mentorship,
  • To have sufficient field experience and theoretical knowledge to mentor youth organizations,
  • Answering the questions in the application form clearly and precisely,
  • Distribution of applicants according to the organizations they are associated with,
  • Distribution of applications by the gender balance,
  • Applications will be evaluated by taking into account the distribution of geographical regions.
  • Requirements

Applicants who want to participate in the training

  • Having digital literacy to use digital and online platforms such as Zoom, Mural, Mentimeter,
  • Accepting and declaring to participate in the entire 5-day online training,
  • For civil society organizations to be supported by mentoring, they should be able to allocate an average of 8 hours per month.


Training applications will be received through an open call to be published on Go For and STÇM's website and social media tools. Applications received via an online form will be evaluated in the steps outlined below.

  • Applications are evaluated by the Go For Youth Project team in terms of compliance with the application conditions.
  • Appropriate applications are forwarded to the evaluation board established by GoFor and STÇM.
  • At least two board members evaluate each application.
  • Each applicant is given a score between 1 and 5 on the form.
  • The average of the scores given for each application is taken.
  • Applications with an average of fewer than 3 points will be disqualified. If the applications with an average score of 3 or more exceed the number of participants, they are re-evaluated by the same board members for a second time.
  • If there is a difference of 1 point above the average between the scores given by the members of the committee evaluating that application for each applicant, that application form is re-evaluated by two different committee members.
  • An evaluation board has been established for the selection of the people to participate in the mentoring training. The members of the Board consist of people with civil field experience, mentoring training, and mentoring experience.
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