Isaac Newton – We build too many walls and not enough bridges.


IstKon: our project name connects the two cities Istanbul and Konstanz and stands for the exchange of ideas, opinions, cultural heritage and values from each country.

While the relationship Germany – Europe – Turkey is mainly characterized by tensions and conflicts, we want to go beyond the politics and build personal connections by our annual exchanges.

A message from the Core Team concerning IstKon 2020!

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Progress Report – November and December 2019

Welcome to the first progress report about the exchange and the different teams on both sides, which will cover the kick-off phase from November to December 2019!  IstKon never rests, so when the previous exchange finished a new Core Team was quickly assembled and started planning IstKon 2020 during the four-day Future Conference in Istanbul … Continue reading Progress Report – November and December 2019

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Istanbul – the world’s 7th-largest city and the largest European city

The city is known to be the most crowded and colorful city of Turkey. Furthermore, Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait which separates Europe and Asia as well as the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.

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Konstanz – Largest (and most beautiful) city of the Bodensee

Or Konschdaanz as an inhabitant of Konstanz would call the city! The city is characterized by its extraordinary location on Lake Constance or Bodensee in German. The Rhein river passes through Konstanz and leaves it again by flowing under two bridges that connect the two parts of the city.

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