“Diplohack” event held between July 4-5, 2019 within the scope of the Turkey-EU Civil Society Dialogue Programme, supported under the Civil Society Sector of the European Union Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), of which the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for EU Affairs is a beneficiary.
Faruk Kaymakcı, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and the Director for EU Affairs attended opening session of the “Diplohack” event; underlined the importance of the enhancing Turkey-EU civil society dialogue. Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı made an online survey about Turkey-EU relations and Turkey’s EU accession process and assessed the results of the survey.
At the opening session; Ambassador Christian Berger, Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey emphasized the importance of strengthening civil society.
Participants from Ankara, Istanbul, Kahramanmaraş, Kars, Izmir, Rize, Samsun, Sivas, Van, Çanakkale, Hatay and Elazığ provinces will submit to the jury the ideas they will come up with at the working groups to be established for presenting innovative ideas so as to strengthen Turkey-EU Civil Society Dialogue. Proposals with placement will be shared with the European Commission, European Parliament, related departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU Ambassadors, leaders of the EU states, non-governmental organizations operating in Turkey as well as public institutions.
Turkey-EU Civil Society Dialogue Event Diplohack is organized with the collaboration of the Directorate of EU Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey. For detailed information, please visit www.ab.gov.tr and www.siviltoplumdiyalogu.org.
What is Diplohack?
Diplohack is a creative process which brings together diplomats and all other key stakeholders to work on finding solutions to relevant issues.
Diplohack consists of two elements:
1- Ideation: It is a creative process aimed at quickly developing solutions regarding challenges to be overcome. The goal here is to gather stakeholders around a topic and brainstorm to generate new ideas or fine-tune existing ideas.
2- Hackathon: This is the stage where the concepts and information obtained from the ideation phase are turned into tangible solutions. Hackathons generally last for 48 hours.