Today was supposed to be the opening day of IstKon 2020 and we are terribly sorry that we couldn't make it happen, considering the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. But we wanted to let you know that we are doing our best and working hard to find a solution, so IstKon can still take place … Continue reading A message from the Core Team concerning IstKon 2020!
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
In the last week of January the Konstanz Event Team coordinated small, decentralized dinners of four to five people so IstKon participants would get to know each other better! Two of these groups went to a Turkish restaurant in Konstanz and enjoyed dishes like Börek, while the other three decided to cook something in shared … Continue reading IstKon Dinner – January 2020
After coming back from winter break the IstKon Konstanz Team met up on the 15th of January 2020 to hold a waffle sale in the main entrance of the university! We wanted to engage with university staff from different departments, inform them about our upcoming exchange and raise money for it. Baking the waffles Every … Continue reading Waffle Sale at University Constance
After running through a long application process and setting up working groups the whole Konstanz Team finally got the chance to meet up on the 4th of December 2019 in the Jugendzentrum. The main focus of the first general team meeting was getting to know the project, the people and being introduced to Istanbul and … Continue reading IstKon 2020 – First Konstanz Team Meeting
by Serra Morgil What a week it has been. After 7 days of intercultural exchange, inspiring academic topics, lots of fun and joy the last day of IstKon 2019 arrived while having a crying and a laughing eye: Sad seeing the week coming to an end and not being able to see the new friends … Continue reading What a week – Closing Ceremony and Culture Night
by Serra Morgil Although everyone knew that with the last academic day IstKon would also be over soon everybody was still very energetic, curious and very willing to debate about populism during the last academic day. The day started with the presentation of Dr. Nihan Toprakkiran, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of International Relations … Continue reading Academic Day 3 – Populism and Art Night