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Annegret Warth
Annegret Warth
2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellow

Annegret Warth is an educational scientist focusing on international comparative youth and youth welfare research. Currently, she is in the final stage of her PhD in educational studies at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. In her doctoral thesis she is exploring heterogeneous manifestations of youth in Turkey by combining generational, transitional, and youth culture perspectives. Prior to that, she worked as a project leader of the German national network “Research and Practice in Dialogue” fostering innovation in youth exchange and as a research and teaching fellow at the Goethe University of Frankfurt.

In the last 10 years, Warth has been active at the intersection of research and practice in the field of youth work and youth exchange with a focus on Turkey. She is active as a consultant for stakeholders of youth exchange including the German-Turkish Youth Bridge, the International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany (IJAB), and Stiftung Mercator. From 2008 to 2010 she worked as a youth worker and project coordinator at the Centre for Civil Society Studies at Istanbul Bilgi University.

Warth studied Educational Studies at the University of Tübingen, University of Marburg, and Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. During her studies she focused on non-formal education, sociology, and peace and conflict studies.

Project: “Municipalities as actors of youth exchange: An exemplary case analysis of youth work and local governance structures in Turkey”

Youth exchanges between Germany and Turkey aim to create intercultural encounters, new views, and solidarity between young people. In times of challenge and crisis in political relations, youth exchange can serve as an important tool to maintain exchange and dialogue between young citizens and institutional cooperation between Germany and Turkey. While youth work institutions in Turkey are central partners in youth exchange between Germany and Turkey, the role of municipalities and local networks in youth exchange has not yet been thoroughly explored.

Using approaches in international youth research and political science, this project will explore how municipalities and local networks can support the internationalization of local youth work organizations. By establishing a dialogue with researchers, policy makers, local, national, and international stakeholders, this research will examine sustainable methods to provide further support to youth exchanges between Germany and Turkey.

Welcoming of the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows

We welcome our 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows, Cem İskender Aydın, Annegret Warth, Jannes Tessmann, Ender Peker, Maissam Nimer, Yohanan Benhaim, and Joanna Krzeminska.

Cem İskender Aydın | Assessing Multi-level Governance Using Participatory Multi-criteria Evaluation Frameworks: The Case of Windfarm Conflicts in Turkey

Annegret Warth | Municipalities as Actors of Youth Exchange?! An Exemplary Case Analysis of Youth Work and Local Governance Structures in Turkey

Jannes Tessmann | Multi-scalar Labor Governance in EU-Turkey Garment Value Chains: Challenges and Potentials for Workplace Integration of Refugees

Ender Peker | Producing Actionable Knowledge to Achieve Climate Responsive Urban Development in Turkey

Maissam Nimer | Access of Syrian Refugee Adults to Language Instruction

Yohanan Benhaim | Turkish Business People and the War in Iraq: Impacts and Prospects in Trade and Construction Sectors

Joanna Krzeminska | Refugees and Elementary School in Istanbul - Inclusion of Young Refugees through Cultural Education

Exploring Potential at the Local Level: Fostering Local Youth Policy in Turkey

A three-day workshop “Exploring Potential at the Local Level: Fostering Local Youth Policy in Turkey” was convened by 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellow Annegret Warth in cooperation with Youth Organizations Forum and with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation on November 2-4, 2019 in Ankara.

This workshop is the result of a joint initiative of the AGÜ Youth Factory, Lokomotif Cooperation, Nilüfer Youth Assembly, Nilüfer Innovation Center, Yereliz Association, and Youth Organizations Forum, coordinated by 2019/20 Mercator-IPC Fellow Annegret Warth.

Welcoming of the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows

The Welcoming of the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 8, 2018 at Salon IKSV.  The event marked the seventh cycle of the Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program of the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative.

The event began with welcoming remarks by Director Fuat Keyman, followed by remarks from the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Stiftung Mercator, Rüdiger Frohn. The welcoming remarks were followed by a movie screening that introduced 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellows Atila Eralp and Özcan Mutlu and the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows Annegret Warth, Cem İskender Aydın, Ender Peker, Jannes Tessmann, Joanna Krzeminska, Maissam Nimer, and Yohanan Benhaim.