About The Union
DeM International Experiential Training Centers Union is an international nongovernmental and nonprofit organization based in Istanbul. The union was founded in 2012 as a network with the initiatives of 6 organisations;
- DeM Experiential Training Center – Turkey
- IKOS Istanbul Collective Arts – Turkey
- IASIS NGO – Greece
- POVOD – Slovenia
- Rouge Youth Club – Estonia
- AKTIVYSTAI – Lithuania
GLOBALLY & TOGETHER
The founder organisations are NGO’s active in the field of non-formal education and cooperating with each other for a long time in the frame of European Social Works. The organisations and their trainers have been developing and using experiential learning methodologies and the main motivation behind establishing the union was developing and using this holistic learning approach globally and together.
MAIN AIM OF THE UNION
The main aim of the union is to develop experiential learning based non-formal education activities world-wide and to raise the effectiveness and usage of non-formal learning in international level by supporting the global cooperation among the actors in the field of education and learning.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AS A KEY
DeM International Experiential Training Centers Union brings the potentials of the member organization together and develop experiential learning methods and tools. We see experiential learning as a powerful key for development. We focus development on 4 main fields; Social Development, Vocational Development, School Development and Corporate Development. DeM International uses this key within training programs and projects for supporting the development process in these focus fields.