About me

Hello, this is İlker Girit,

  • received a Bachelor’s Degree in European Union Studies,
  • have more than ten years of volunteer experiences in NGOs and international organizations,
  • attended many conferences, training courses and youth projects in 11 countries,
  • worked in Turkey’s state-run news agency, Anadolu Agency, as a correspondent for its English service

  • member and benefactor of the Sen-De-Gel Association, which carries out sustainable development projects in the least developed countries like Gambia and Senegal,
  • council member of the Çayeli Foundation, which regularly gives a scholarship to over 700 financially challenged university students every year,
  • deputy chair and Y20 coordinator of the Youth Commission for Diplomacy and Collaboration,

  • selected as the chairman of the European Union Affairs Commission at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Youth Assembly,
  • carried out international projects, which were primarily financed by the European Union, on the topics of social entrepreneurship, democracy, and volunteerism,
  • participated in international training courses and conferences in Poland, Turkey, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Northern Cyprus, Romania, Greece, and Kosovo,
  • enrolled in the trainer pool of Turkish National Agency, which carries out the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme in Turkey, as a freelancer,
  • worked at Turkish Armed Forces as a reserve artillery officer for one year,

  • well experienced in project cycling management, and event organization,
  • have experiences in business follow-up, planning, and reporting,
  • have skills in leadership, public speaking and making presentation,
  • professional user of Microsoft Office and many Google products,
  • well-versed in setting up a website,

  • follows technological developments,
  • loves travelling and taking photos,
  • uses Nikon D5600 DSLR,
  • reporter, video editor, photographer, and blog writer,
  • an expert on European Union affairs.