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« BÜYÜKÇEKMECE MUNICIPALITY » takes part in the European Local Democracy Week - a paneuropean event coordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe - as « 12-Star City »

"More Modern Büyükçekmece, Happier People from Büyükçekmece"

Büyükçekmece Municipality was established as a township. Büyükçekmece has been well-known of it’s agricultural and touristic potential. It showed a huge development in 1980s and it’s population grew day by day.

On the 4th of July 1987 Buyukcekmece became a district; linked to the efforts made regarding city planning after 1994 (drainage network, decontamination facilites, parks, environment monitoring, taking energy and telecommunication networks to the underground, illumination systems). Due to its efforts, Büyükçekmece has turned to a modern European district.

Büyükçekmece Municipality has been ...

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"More Modern Büyükçekmece, Happier People from Büyükçekmece"

Büyükçekmece Municipality was established as a township. Büyükçekmece has been well-known of it’s agricultural and touristic potential. It showed a huge development in 1980s and it’s population grew day by day.

On the 4th of July 1987 Buyukcekmece became a district; linked to the efforts made regarding city planning after 1994 (drainage network, decontamination facilites, parks, environment monitoring, taking energy and telecommunication networks to the underground, illumination systems). Due to its efforts, Büyükçekmece has turned to a modern European district.

Büyükçekmece Municipality has been dazzling and eye-catching cultural activities and projects in cooperation with the European Union and other institutions. In 2014, Büyükçekmece Municipality organized and hosted the 15th Büyükçekmece International Culture and Art Festival which became the first-award winner of CIOFF (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals) in 2010. In addition, Büyükçekmece also had the title "12 star city" in 2012 and 2013. 

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Partner(s) :

Municipality of Kranj-Slovenia, Municipalities of Voio and Nea Propontida-Greece, Municipalities of Lapta, Iskele and Degirmenlik- Cyprus, Municipality of Cheonan-South Korea, İstanbul Arel University-Turkey, İstanbul Aydın University-Turkey, Büyükçekmece District Governorship, Büyükçekmece District Directorate of National Education, NGO of Voiaki Estia Club-Greece, Association of Lausanne Treaty Immigrants, Association of Ataturkist Thought and more ...

ELDW citizens participation activity

Drama Courses and the Ceremony of throwing caps

boussole Büyükçekmece-Culture Park-Caravanserai
date From 06/10/2014 to 22/11/2014

The Balloons “Love, Peace, Tolerance” to all children in the world

boussole Büyükçekmece Atatürk Culture Center
date From 20/10/2014 to 20/11/2014

Theatre for the children, survey for the parents

boussole Cultural Centres of Büyükçekmece
date From 27/10/2014 to 23/11/2014

Workshops with children

boussole Büyükçekmece Atatürk Cultural Centre
date From 20/10/2014 to 20/11/2014

Event of european dimension

Discussion days with the schools

boussole Büyükçekmece
date From 10/10/2014 to 15/10/2014

Cooperation meetings with the municipalities of Cyprus

boussole Büyükçekmece
date From 13/10/2014 to 30/11/2014

Cooperation meetings with the municipalities from Greece

boussole Nea Propontida, Voio and Büyükçekmece
date From 17/10/2014 to 09/11/2014

Meeting with the group of Kranj Chamber of Commerce from Slovenia

boussole Büyükçekmece and Kranj
date From 15/09/2014 to 15/10/2014

Communication campaign

Press release and presentation of the ELDW

boussole Tüyap International Fair and Congress Center, İstanbul
date From 06/10/2014 to 06/11/2014

News and social media

date From 01/10/2014 to 05/12/2014

Flags, Stands, Posters, Banners, Booklets

date From 01/10/2014 to 05/12/2014

Activity referring to the leading theme "Participatory democracy: sharing, proposing, deciding"

Presentations of the ELDW at the meetings of the Municipal Council

boussole Büyükçekmece
date From 01/10/2014 to 20/11/2014

Exchange of Information & Experience and Cooperation Meetings between NGOs and Büyükçekmece Municipality

boussole Atirus Meeting Hall and Büyükçekmece Atatürk Culture Centre
date From 13/10/2014 to 20/10/2014

Discussion, Workshops and Short Plays with disabled people

boussole Büyükçekmece Atatürk Culture Center, Rainbow Center for people with disabilities
date From 15/10/2014 to 03/12/2014

Executive meeting in the Municipality on participatory democracy

boussole Büyükçekmece, Atirus Meeting Hall
date From 13/10/2014 to 17/11/2014

Discussion on participatory democracy with other municipalities

boussole Büyükçekmece, İzmir and Brussels
date From 15/08/2014 to 26/11/2014

Help Desk for promoting children's rights

boussole Büyükçekmece
date From 10/10/2014 to 21/11/2014

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