Meet the team

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Andreas Knoth

Andreas is managing director of SOCIUS Organisationsberatung gGmbH, a nonprofit consultancy based in Berlin and is working with NGOs and foundations in the field of culture, education, social justice and environmental protection.

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Annegret Wulff

Annegret is the head of the department “Active Citizenship” at MitOst and the Program Director of the “Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg”.

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Evren Sener Ünal

Sener is a freelance consultant, trainer, lecturer, moderator and an educational advisor mostly in the field of youth work, civil society and academic life. He conducts various trainings on national and international levels.
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Laden Yurttagüler

Laden works in the Center for Civil Society Studies at Istanbul Bilgi University. She teaches undergrad and grad level about civil society, participation and active citizenship, advocacy and gender.
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Marischa Weiser

Marischa works in the department Active Citizenship at MitOst in Berlin. She is coordinating the “Civil Society Exchange” and “Tools for Citizens” programme.

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Merve Seda Çevik

Merve Seda works at the Center for Civil Society Studies in Istanbul Bilgi University. She is part of the coordination team of “Civil Society Exchange” and “Tools for Citizens”.

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Yörük Kurtaran

Yörük works in the Centre for Civil Society Studies of Istanbul Bilgi University and teaches on various BA and MA programmes on civil society and young people. His interests include grant making, philanthropy and social technologies.