28 October 2017
Şişli Selected as the Roma-Friendly City among 47 European Countries

Şişli Municipality has been granted the 6th of “The Dosta Award” among 47 European countries in connection with it’s practices and projects enabling the Roma people actively engage in social life and benefiting from the educational opportunities.

The Dosta Award is granted by the European Council to the local governments, which implement good practices for the integration of Roma people to the community. The award ceremony with participants from 47 countries of the European Council had been organized in Strasbourg, France by Local and Regional Government Congress of the European Council.

16 October 2017
SODEM joined the EU Open Days in Brussels

The team of SODEM (The Association of Social-democratic Municipalities) joined the Open Days-The 15th European Regions and Cities Week meeting organized by EU Commission and Regions Committee between 09-12 October 2017, where 7000 local politicians and managers established connections with EU representatives. The SODEM team consisted of SODEM President Tunc Soyer, Board Member and Seyhan Mayor Zeydan Karalar, members Suleymanpasa Mayor Ekrem Eskinat, Tepebasi Mayor Ahmet Atac, the municipal assembly members of SODEM member municipalities, vice mayors, municipal representatives and CHP (Social-democratic People’s Party) Local Governments Vice President Seyit Torun accompanied by SODEM Secretary Onur Eryuce and SODEM Attorney Canan Karaosmanoğlu.

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