Partners and Associates – SINC (Social Inclusion) Project



Yuva Association develops or directly implements a series of projects aimed at contributing the civil society and supporting institutions to enhance their migration and social inclusion capacities. The ``Fostering Social Inclusion in Multicultural Regions - SINC Cooperation for Social Inclusion`` project, which is one of the projects carried out in this scope, fundamentally aims to focus on social inclusion activities realized in multicultural regions in cooperation with local authorities, support information exchange between NGOs in Turkey and Sweden; and hence increase awareness regarding social inclusion interventions of NGOs in Turkey and improve institutions' efforts aimed at social inclusion.


Support Group Network (SGN) is an NGO established by refugees and collaborates with local communities. As a self-organized strategic organization, SGN offers meaningful need-based and empowerment-based projects for better social inclusion and integration. SGN encourages refugees to take the initiative and provides support and advocacy in all areas (social, cultural, educational, health, and psychological care) at all levels. The organization is democratic and independent of political, national, and religious parties. SGN maintains its activities in line with the objectives of its organization, taking into account the European and international rules.



Şişli Municipality is one of the districts in the center of the cultural heritage of thousands of years, embracing the east and west, even the north and south, with its structure consisting of 25 neighborhoods and a settled population of 266,793. Due to its central location, it is the transfer hub of public transportation networks, and it is home to a daily population of approximately 3 million people, as it is located on the transit route of vehicles.
The district of Şişli has a demographic texture of multicultural people. Citizens of different cultures, beliefs, and life practices such as Turks, Armenians, Bulgarians, Greeks, Romans, Jews, Assyrians, Muslims, and Christians have lived together for centuries, adding diversity and richness to the urban culture. With its multicultural demographic structure and social municipality understanding, Şişli Municipality conducts many social projects in cooperation with non-governmental organizations and other public institutions.


Avcilar has the richness of thousands of years of history with the cultural assets found in and around the Bathonea Ancient Settlement located within its borders. Avcilar Municipality, which hosts many different cultures, also holds strategic importance with its multicultural and multi-identity structure due to its location on the migration route between Asia and Europe, with shores to the Küçükçekmece Lake on one side and the Marmara Sea on the other.
Avcılar Municipality, with its principle of an equal and fair city for all, continues its services, with efforts to facilitate the access of disadvantaged groups in need to social services during the pandemic period. The areas in which the municipality provides support include basic needs like food and shelter, realizing the Center for Disabled People and Women's Counseling Center, and extending support through projects such as Sister Family and Stay with Art. Other projects include mobile pools for non-swimming children and transparent masks for the hearing impaired.


The city of Mölndal is a scenic municipality just south of Gothenburg. Mölndal has about 70,000 inhabitants and has a strategic location close to the major communication routes and railways. Mölndal has a higher proportion of young adults and children of certain ages, while older people are lower. The municipality also has a higher proportion of gainfully employed and lower unemployment than the average in Sweden.
Mölndal Municipality cooperates with the Swedish church regarding language cafées, meeting points, internships, and subsidized employment/ jobs. Mölndal Municipality also cooperates with Support Group Network for supporting the migrants towards the labor market.


Home to 60,000 people from 100 different nationalities, Trollhättan Municipality, is located north of Gothenburg. About 30% of its population consists of foreigners. An example of one of their social projects is the IT-guides they employ in libraries. To realize both intergenerational and intercultural meetings, young people who migrated to Trollhättan are appointed as IT-guides in the library, so that on the one hand, the young learn Swedish from the residents of Trollhättan, on the other hand, the elderly learn from the young people about information technologies. As IT-guides learn Swedish, their self-confidence increases, while Trollhättan residents learn about different cultures and today's information technologies, and their independence increases. All elderly Trollhättan residents (100%) recommend IT-guides as a friend.