Participant Organizations


·                Germany, Friedrich-Alexander-University Innovation in Learning Institute

·                France, Association M3- MCUBE

·                Turkey, Suleyman Sah University



The objectives of the kick-off meeting are;


·                 To explore the possibilities offered by the Lifelong Learning Program and the spirit of it (mutual understanding, respect, tolerance, dialogue, active citizenship…),

·                 To underline the importance of non-formal education at lifelong learning  projects,

·                 To support the intercultural exchange between participants,

·                 To underline the importance of trainings about women entrepreneurship and empowerment,

·                 To produce a common training and activity program for women entrepreneurs,

·                 To define agreed time scale and deadline for each activities,

·                 To define agreed roles of partner organizations for each activities,

·                 To create project management group which includes managers/coordinators of each partner,

·                 To discuss project outputs,

·                 To learn details of previous projects of partners and adaptable ideas for the project,

·                 To visit a sample incubation centre.


Preparing for the Contents


What to bring with you?


As this kick-off meeting aims to prepare training program for learning partnership, participants are kindly requested to do the following compulsory preparatory work, which are necessary to gain full benefit from the meeting.


·                 To bring materials giving information about their own country,

·                 To bring materials giving information about their own organisation,

·                 To prepare a presentation about the education and training system for female entrepreneurs,

·                 To choose at least one of their entrepreneurship training program/module/model for women or any disadvantaged group which can help to develop our common training modules,

·                 To take material such as pictures, videos, DVDs etc. which are relevant to their previous project about female entrepreneurship if it is possible.

Venue of the Training Course

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and fifth largest city proper in the world with a population of 17 million. Istanbul is also a megacity, as well as the cultural and financial centre of Turkey.


Kick-off meeting will be held in Istanbul between 16th and 17th December 2013.

Suleyman Sah Universitesi

Hayriye Dumankaya Yerleskesi

Atalar Mah. Sehit Hakan Kurban Cad. No:44

Kartal, Istanbul


You should arrive at 15th December evening (or earlier) and depart at 17th December night (or later).

Sessions related to project will be organized at 16st – 17th December.

We will organise quick city tour for you at 17th December afternoon.


There are two airports in Istanbul.

1.      Ataturk Airport (IST)

2.      Sabiha Gokcen Airport (ISG/SAW)


If it is possible, please find your flight related to IST (Ataturk Airport) because it is at European part of city and you can go to hotel by taxi easily.

If you will arrive at rush hour, it takes one hour to arrive.



Accommodation, meals and domestic travels during the kick-off meeting will pay individually.


As hosting organization, we can help you to reserve rooms with agreeable price at city centre of Istanbul. Price is approximately 60-70 € at single room for bed and breakfast.


I suggested four hotels that are situated in the middle of Istanbul and also closer to our organisation centre where we will organize our meetings.

If you accept, I will check all possibilities with reasonable price and reserve single room for you.





Daily Price


Sultan Ahmet

Armada Istanbul Old City

75 €


Sultan Ahmet

Vezir Hotel

60 €


Sultan Ahmet

Byzantium Hotel

65 €


Sultan Ahmet

Hotel Poem

60 €



You should come prepared for temperatures over 15° centigrade. 



Exchange Rates & Pricing

The current exchange rates are as the following:


1 EURO= 2.70 TL


These rates might be a little bit higher or lower when you are here depending on the situation in the market.


The pricing for some basic things are as the following. Please note that the prices can change according to where you buy or where you are!

0.5 Lt Water = 0.75 TL

1 pack of cigarette = 8 TL

1 cup of coffee/tea = 2-4 TL                                                                       ulusalajans.jpg


Daily Program


18th October 2012


10:00 – 12:30              Opening of the meeting, by Assist. Prof. Habibe ILHAN

                                    Official welcome speech by Prof. Huseyin EKIZ

                                    Getting to know each other

                                    Organization bazaar (presentations, videos, websites, project experience)

Presentations of national and international projects for female entrepreneurs



13:00 – 14:30              Lunch



14:45 – 16:30              Project Analysis

ό  Aims and objectives

ό  Methodology and work plan

ό   Details of actions



16:30 – 17:00              Coffee break


17:30 – 18:45              Project Analysis

ό  Next Steps 


19:00 – 20:00              Dinner



21:00 – 22:00              Intercultural Evening 



19th October 2012


09:30 – 12:00              Official visit to sample incubation centre



13:00 – 14:00              Lunch 



14:00 – 17:00              City Visit (St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern)



17:00 – 19:00              Free time



19:00 – 20:00              Dinner