Cihan Kilic


Involved in non-formal education because believes that it is an effective way to incite critical thinking as well as empowering the minorities. Main areas of interest: social inclusion, conflict management, peace-building, active citizenship. Being fluent in English and French (as well as Persian and Turkish) gave the opportunity to run trainings in various parts of the world. Hence, had the chance to embrace different approaches to learning and enrich his approach to training accordingly.

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Cihan Kilic

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Current occupation

Human rights trainer / freelance

Work experience

January 2019 - February 2020
European Union Delegation to Turkey - European Union Sivil Düşün Programme, Independent Project Evaluator: Evaluating the applications submitted to European Union Sivil Düşün Programme in Turkey, a programme carried out on behalf of the European Union Delegation to Turkey (EUD) in order to support activists and civil society organisations carrying out work in Turkey. The evaluation procedures include the identification of compliance of the application to the programme priorities, connection with rights-based agenda in Turkey and recommendations for the further development of the proposed action or work. Periodic evaluation reports on the overall status and quality of applications evaluated and recommendations on specific rights fields are also prepared for the reference of EUD and the Technical Assistance Team of Sivil Düşün.

August. 2016 – Cont.
Council of Europe - External Educational Advisor: Planning, implementing and evaluating non-formal education and training activities in the European Youth Centres and in member states, such as study sessions, training courses, consultative meetings, symposiums and seminars. Evaluating and ensuring quality development of activities and projects in terms of educational content, methodology, and impact. Assuring administrative follow-up, monitoring, and reporting of activities. Producing and editing publications and texts for online publishing and visibility of activities and projects, facilitating e-learning modules.

Feb. 2016 – Feb. 2017
Sakarya University - International Projects Coordinator: Coordinating the administrative and financial communications to project staff. Tracking and monitoring project expenses, reviewing and processing monthly reports. Assisting in preparation of reports, presentations and other project deliverables.

Jan.2014 – Oct. 2015
Youth for Understanding - Program Coordinator:
Program Coordinator at one of the world’s largest educational exchange organisation, working to advance learning across cultures. Coordinating and managing student exchanges as well as writing and executing new youth projects. Mediating between students and host families in case they have problems. Giving trainings to the students and to the volunteers about conflict resolution techniques.

Oct 2012 – April 2013
Support for Improvement in Social and Economic Living (NGO) - Project Coordinator:
Worked in the Gambia. Coordinating and monitoring the projects which have a total number of 30 000 beneficiaries. Giving trainings to the partner Gambian NGO. Developing new sustainable development projects on the ground.

April 2012
TEPAV (Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey)- Moderator at the Constitution Platform

Sep. 2008 – Jul. 2010
Sabancı University - Teaching Assistant:
Helping to design the course, constructing tests, preparing materials, grading assignments and exams, teaching class sessions, leading discussions.

Nov. 2008- Mar. 2009
Istanbul Policy Center - Project assistant of the workshop entitled as "Reinvigorating Turkish-American Relations". Facilitator at the event that focused on creating a sustained and more fruitful dialogue between the two countries. The participants divided into three working groups on Armenian-Turkish Relations, Civil Society-Misunderstandings and Misperceptions, and Iraq. Senior lobbyist Lydia Borland also participated in the workshop via conference call.

May 2009- July 2009
Helsinki Citizens Assembly - Volunteer, interpreter for Afghan child refugees at “Special Edition of Refugee Voices Newsletter” Project

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Educational pathway

2015 - 2016
Successfully completed the 14 months-long training of trainers for youth in the Council of Europe given by the Council of Europe

2008- 2010
Sabanci University
MA, Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Lille, France
Obtained “Certificat d’Etudes Politiques” with honours

2002- 2008
Galatasaray University
BA, International Relations

1995 – 2002
High School for the Gifted and Talented (Full-scholarship)

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (advanced) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (advanced) Drama & Theatre
  • (beginner) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (beginner) Fundraising
  • (beginner) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (advanced) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Peace Education
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Speaking
  • (intermediate) Storytelling & Humour
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (expert) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (advanced) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Families
  • (beginner) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (advanced) Religious Youth Groups
  • (advanced) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (beginner) Young People with a Physical Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Africa
  • (intermediate) Asia
  • (advanced) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (advanced) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (advanced) North-South Co-operation
  • (advanced) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) French
  • (fluent) Turkish

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This profile was last modified on 2022-08-06

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