Ragıp Zık


Ragıp has been active in youth work since the early 2000s. He has a passion to learn and to create learning processes for others. He has a PhD in Sociology and leads the strategic communications at Give Something Back to Berlin NGO. At the same time, he teaches on nonprofit communications, branding, and campaigning 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.

Ragıp Zık has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Ragıp Zık

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Current occupation

Head of Communcations and Partnerships

Work experience

Sep 2020 - present. Head of Communications and Partnerships at Give Something Back to Berlin
Oct 2015 - Aug 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

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) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (expert) Financial Management
  • (expert) Fundraising
  • (expert) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Peace Education
  • (advanced) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (advanced) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Information Work
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (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) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (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 2021-08-02

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