AEGEE-Eskişehir and AEGEE Election Observation combine their powers to bring you the best summer experience possible.
#FEWOT is not just a Summer University, nor just a training course, but a concrete chance to boost your knowledge and job opportunity in international politics, and at the same time having unforgettable summer enjoying different breathtaking Turkish cities and diving into its pristine sea. #FEWOT is everything you want from summer and even more!
Indeed AEGEE Election Observation is the emerging authority on the field of youth election observation, having given to many young people the opportunity to be directly involved in democratic issues and start their career with international organisations. In a series of training sessions, you will find the answers to any questions you may have about international election observation!
Moreover, AEGEE-Eskişehir has planned this Summer University to make participants explore Turkey’s culture and landscapes through many educational and recreational activities - such as trips to different localities and beach areas, scuba diving in the Aegean Sea, camping, boat touring, etc.
The questions you need to answer are: Are you interested in politics, democracy and elections? Would you like to learn more about election observation or even start a career in this field? And have you ever wondered what lies under the Aegean Sea? As an AEGEEan would like to explore it by diving deep into nowhere, that even you won’t care about going up. If yes - then you are in the right place. Welcome on board of #FEWOT Summer University!
Civic Education and Equal Rights
Eskişehir The name Eskişehir means Old City in Turkish. Indeed the city was founded by the Phrygians about 1000 BC. The city is located on the banks of the Porsuk River, 792 m above sea level, where it overlooks the fertile Phrygian Valley. In the nearby hills one can find hot springsEskişehir is an old, culturally developed province of Turkey. It has a population of about 700,000. Eskişehir has 2 universities, Eskişehir Osmangazi University ESOGU, and Anadolu Üniversitesi, which is the largest university in Turkey and which has some branch offices in Europe.Eskişehir is internationally known as the source of Meerschaum, a white foamy stone which is used for smoking pipes with detailed carvings. It is called “lületaşı” in Turkish.
Kaz Mountains (Ida Mountains)Kaz Daglari ( Kaz Mountains ) or Mount Ida is 1,774m high and above the Gulf of Edremit. Once known as the home of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses where they charmed, seduced, tricked, married and betrayed one another.
This area is important for its natural environment its history and culture. Kaz Mountains has one of the highest oxygen ratios in the world with the Swiss Alps having the highest and which is generated by the wind blowing from its northern edges, blending with the oxygen from the dense flora and then iodine coming from the sea on its south-side.
The Mount separates the Aegean and Marmara regions and the land and sea climate offers a diversity of biological element’s, is rich in fauna and flora, it has 100s of natural springs and a large wildlife population; the area has been declared a National Park.There are many birds such as falcon, hawk, kestrel and raven. During migration periods it is an important stop over place for quail, partridge, blackbird and pheasant and bears, wolves and deer can also be seen here.
Ayvalık / Cunda IslandAyvalık is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey.The town center of Ayvalık is surrounded by the archipelago of Ayvalık Islands, which face the nearby Greek island of Lesbos. It is situated on a narrow coastal plain surrounded by low hills to the east which are covered with pine and olive trees.Ayvalık and its environs are famous for the highly appreciated quality of olive oil production, which provides an important source of income for the local population.Ayvalık has many islets and the largest and most important of these islets is Cunda Island (Alibey Island) which is connected to Lale Island, and thence to the mainland, by a bridge and causeway built. This is the oldest bridge in Turkey that connects lands separated by a strait. Both Ayvalık and Cunda Island are famous for their seafood restaurants which are located immediately at the seashore.Ayvalık also has two of the longest sandy beaches of Turkey which are the Sarımsaklı and Altınova beaches. In recent years, Ayvalık has also become an important point of attraction for scuba divers with its underwater fauna.
KuşadasıKusadasi, which means "bird island", is set in a superb gulf in the Aegean region of Turkey and is known for its turquoise sparkling water of the Sea , broad sandy beaches, bright sun and large marina with a capacity for 600 boats. A glorious ancient city stands beside it, Ephesus with hundreds of thousands of visitors from tours each year. Numerous holiday villages and hotels line its shores and hundreds of restaurants serves food from all around the world and, of course, Turkish Cuisine .There are also many hostels , discos, bars, cafes and pubs. Kusadasi is living parallel to Ephesus in history and the settlements around it and the beaches close to town tend to get quite crowded during summer.