Ragıp Zık


Ragıp has been active in civil society and youth work since the early 2000s. He has a PhD in Sociology and works at Give Something Back to Berlin as Communications and Partnerships Director. At the same time, he teaches a university seminar on nonprofit communications, advocacy and branding, and occasionally serves as a trainer and consultant in non-formal education. Ragıp has been missing Istanbul's street cats ever since he moved to Berlin.

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Ragıp Zık

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Current occupation

Communcations and Partnerships Director at Give Something Back to Berlin

Work experience

Sep 2020 - present. Communications and Partnerships Director at Give Something Back to Berlin
Oct 2015 - Dec 2020. Researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin
Feb 2014 - Oct 2015. Program Officer at Istanbul Global Center of the Columbia University
Aug 2010 - Jan 2014. Project Coordinator at Anadolu Kültür NGO
Mar 2009 - Dec 2009. Project Coordinator at Athens Network of Collaborating Experts NGO
Jan 2008 - Jul 2008. Campaigns and Activism Coordinator at Amnesty International Turkey
Dec 2006 - Dec 2007. Administrative Assistant and Trainer at International Catholic Migration Commission
Feb 2005 - Nov 2006. Project Assistant and Project Coordinator at Community Volunteers Foundation

March-August 2022. Trainer in "Advocacy course for social justice and human rights activists", Jerusalem Human Rights Consortium
Oct 2019 – Aug 2021. Senior trainer in “Training of Trainers on Human Rights Education”, Council of Europe
Jul 2021. Educational advisor and trainer in "Civic Activism Bootcamp: Taking Ideas to the Streets", training seminar, International Federation of Liberal Youth
Nov 2018 – May 2019. Educational advisor in “Broadcasting Democratic Consciousness and Media Literacy”, Human Rights Education Youth Network
Feb – Mar 2017. Senior trainer in “Developing Counter and Alternative Narratives to Hate Speech through Human Rights Education”, Council of Europe
Feb – May 2017. Educational advisor in “Youth and Migration: Transforming the Crisis”, study session, International Federation of Liberal Youth
Mar – Jun 2016. Educational advisor in "Alternative Youth Urbanization - Reclaim the City", study session, Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe
Dec 2014 – Mar 2015. Educational advisor in “Intercultural Learning with Migrants and Minorities”, study session, European Federation for Intercultural Learning
Feb – May 2014. Educational advisor in “Rebuilding European Story through Storytelling”, study session, Rural Youth Europe
Apr 2011 – Apr 2013. Senior trainer in “Youth Peace Ambassadors”, training and mentoring in a long-term hybrid course (e-learning & thematic residential seminars)
Aug – Oct 2008. Facilitator in “Training of Trainers on Human Rights Education with Children”, Council of Europe
Dec 2006 - Dec 2007. Trainer (full-time) in cultural orientation courses for refugees, International Catholic Migration Commission
Apr 2003 - Nov 2006. Trainer and course director (full-time) in human rights education program and in-house capacity building activities at Community Volunteers Foundation

2018. Narrating Images, visual slogan generation game at ZK/U Berlin
2018. Errant Iconographies, interactive card game at ZK/U Berlin & Claussen-Simon Stiftung
2018. Images that move (us), interactive mini exhibition at ZK/U Berlin

(an up-to-date list can be found at https://independent.academia.edu/RagipZik)
2019. Making of a Common Woman Figure. In: A. Schober, ed. Popularisation and Populism through the Visual Arts. London: Routledge, pp. 122-135.
2019. Co-author in: Bens, J. et al., The Politics of Affective Societies. Bielefeld: Transcript.
2018. One building, several facades. Open Democracy / Open Movements, October 17.
2018. Visuals and Salient Identities. TransScripts, 7, pp. 1-29.
2018. Being a Tourist in Armenia. In: Armenia Tour Guide. Armenia Turkey Normalization Process Project. pp.10-11 (In Turkish).
2015. Raising Resistance. In: P. Weibel, ed. Global Activism. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 535-543.
2013. Co-authored with Barbeito, C., Still waiting for peace… Coyote, 19, pp. 42-46.
2009. Civil Society in Europe and ‘Social Centers’ Example. Kelebek Etkisi, special issue, pp. 23-25 (in Turkish).

Educational pathway

PhD, Sociology with a focus on digital and visual activism, Freie Universität Berlin (2021)
- Research stay at the Scuola Normale Superiore (2019)
- Research stay at the University of Haifa (2018)
- Research stay at the Center for Arts and Urban Studies (2018)
MA, Cultural Studies with a focus on social movements, Istanbul Bilgi University (2008)
BA, Management with a focus on volunteerism, Yildiz Technical University (2004)

Sep-Oct 2020. "NGO Branding" online course, Philanthropy University & Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
Jun-Jul 2020. "NGO Communications and Fundraising" online course, Philanthropy University & Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
Apr 2020. "Introduction to ECHR and ECtHR" online course, Council of Europe
Oct-Dec 2017. "Introduction to Youth Policy" online course, Council of Europe
Apr – Jul 2016. “Managing the Arts” university course, Goethe Institute & Leuphana University of Lüneburg
2011. "Mediation in Conflict" training course, Inmedio Institute Berlin
2008. "Campaigning" training course, Amnesty International Greece
2008. "Activism" training course, Amnesty International Czech Republic, 2008
2006-2008. "Advanced Compass Training for Human Rights Education", Council of Europe
2007. "Project Cycle Management" training course, Civil Society Development Centre
2007. "Psycho-social Needs of Refugees" workshop, Human Rights Research Association
2006. "Citizenship" training course, Partnership of Council of Europe & EU
2004. Training of Trainers, Council of Europe
2004. Training of Trainers, Community Volunteers Foundation

Fields of training expertise

  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (expert) Financial Management
  • (expert) Fundraising
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (expert) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Peace Education
  • (advanced) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (advanced) Social Media
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (expert) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (expert) European Institutions
  • (advanced) Private Foundations
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Families
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (expert) Young People in/from Conflict Areas

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (good) German
  • (fluent) Greek
  • (fluent) Italian
  • (intermediate) Spanish
  • (fluent) Turkish

Other languages

Farsi (intermediate)

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2022-08-22

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