Summer University 2017


Fantastic Elections and Where to Observe Them

Organized by AEGEE-Eskişehir

In cooperation with Election Observation Project, Civic Education Working Group

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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!

General Information:

From: Wednesday, July 26th
To: Wednesday, August 9th
Starts in: Eskişehir
Ends in: Kuşadası (Aydın)
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Civic Education / History and Local Culture
Fee: 182€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Gym, Youth Hostel, Student dormitories, tent
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Scuba diving and visiting Ephesus
Alternative: Swimming and free time in the beach or city center
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bag and mattress
Suited for disabled people: No


Civic Education and Equal Rights


Phone: +90 5544934488

Our ideal participant:

    We'd like to intvite the people who can get out from their comfort zone and can get along well with sleepless nights. Also we are looking for people who is not only interested in the surface of the earth, but also what lies under it. Are you as beautiful as Afradit? Are you as handsome as Hercules? Can you change the midsets of people like Zeus?


    • Election Observation Training
    • Squba Diving and Boat Tour
    • Visiting the parks,historical houses,Ephesus,Church of the Virgin Mary
    • Pub Crawl
    • City Rally
    • Theatrical Games about mythology
    • Treasure Hunt
    • European Night
    • Hiking
    • Camping
    • Swimming activites (in sea and waterfall)
    • Competition about mythology
    • Consept Party and other parties in clups
    • Turhish Bath(Hamam)
    • Henna Night
    • Wine Tasting in Şirince Villiage
    • Water Sports
    • Aqua Park

Course Information:

Course: The methodology used will be heterogeneous, together with the use of more “standard” presentations, the teachers will use non formal tools as practical simulations and discussions; thus offering to the participants a considerable space to express their own views and share their own experiences, in a perspective of learning by doing.
Timetable: Half or whole days of workshops or other activities related to the topic
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Rocco Giovanni Dibiase, Zahia Guidoum Castiblanque, Ben Jones,Evrim Emiroğlu
Equipment: No specific equipment is required for the SU modules concerning the Election Observation contents, a part from a good internet connection and some boxes/chairs/tables/flipchart; to be recruited locally for the practical simulations.
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


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.


Kusadasi, 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.

Ayvalık / Cunda Island

Ayvalık 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.[7]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.