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Call for Applications: Future Festival Almanya-Türkei

Are you interested in politics and German-Turkish relations?
Do you think it is time to change the bilateral relations for the better?
Then you are in the right place!

We warmly invite you to the *20∞1 – Future Festival Almanya-Türkei*.

*Background***

60 years ago, Germany and Turkey signed the recruitment agreement. Since then, the agreement has defined the unique relationship between our countries and transformed both societies forever. This is a reason to celebrate and an occasion to rethink German-Turkish relations.

*About the project*

The German-Turkish Youth Bridge, the Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG), and the Youth Ambassadors Association with the generous support of the German Federal Foreign Office bring together young adults (18-30 years) with a keen interest in politics to jointly create a vision for German-Turkish relations. Please note that a very good knowledge of English is required.

In a series of workshops, you will build valuable scenarios and hands-on policy recommendations to improve the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Subsequently, you will discuss your findings with decision-makers at an official closing event.

The events are facilitated by experts of the renowned consultancy firm Foresight Intelligence (based in Berlin and Jakarta), specializing in strategic foresight and scenario planning.

*Click here to apply now <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenwyIlZ5N7Or_DkmoBz2KbdcbZ5Q4Ge-ZAZcBcuCpFbaHZ0A/viewform>*

You can contribute to the project by joining the:

*a) Opening Conference*

The Future Festival Almanya-Türkei will kick-off with a digital opening conference taking place on

  * 28.07.2021: 10:00 - 14:00 and 30.07.2021: 09:00 - 13:00

Together with approximately 40 participants from Germany and Turkey, you will discuss and share how the German-Turkish recruitment agreement has affected your personal life. Afterward, you and the other participants will brainstorm and determine two critical aspects of the German-Turkish bilateral relations that you consider most relevant, challenging, and in need of forward-looking policy planning.

*b) And/or Scenario Workshops*

Following the opening conference, you will participate in scenario workshopsto envision what German-Turkish relations should look like 15 years from now and what risks/unintended consequences could further escalate political tensions. Utilizing various strategic foresight tools, you will construct scenarios for “Turkish-German Relations 2036” and systematically create innovative policy ideas to shape the relations by proactively making use of opportunities while mitigating or avoiding risky dynamics.

The scenario workshops will consist of three sessions, which will take place on:

  * 04.09.2021: 09:00 - 15:00
  * 18.09.2021: 09:00 - 15:00
  * 02.10.2021: 09:00 - 15:00

*c) Closing Conference*

During the closing conference, you will have the opportunity to discuss the scenarios and recommendations you have developed with select decision makers. The final date for the closing conference will be announced soon. It is currently planned to take place at the end of October.

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*For further questions, please get in touch with:*

Ms. Nadine Kaiatz

Project Manager at German-Turkish Youth Bridge

kaiatz@jugendbruecke.de <mailto:kaiatz@jugendbruecke.de>

+49 211 972 676 69

+49 160 924 812 62

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*Questions regarding participants management:*

Ms. Sara Bhouri

Junior Managerfor Communication and Events

bhouri@jugendbruecke.de <mailto:bhouri@jugendbruecke.de>

+49 211 972 676 71

+49 151 688 657 20

We look forward to hearing from you.