User:Burcu Eke-Schneider

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Burcu Eke-Schneider was born in Ankara, Turkey. After completing her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, she worked (from 2007 to 2012) as an Editorial Assistant and then as a Freelance Journalist in the editorial offices of "Counterview" and "You have the floor" at the Turkish news channel Habertürk. She later worked closely with representatives of the International Press. Due to the increasingly difficult situation for the media in her home country, she trained as a Turkish Tourist Guide (specializing in the city of Istanbul and the architect Sinan). The unrest surrounding the occupation of Istanbul's Gezi Park was a turning point for Burcu Eke-Schneider, as she completed a Master's Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the renowned Hacettepe University. In 2016, she moved to Germany and initiated studies on urban, peace-based transformation in Wuppertal in collaboration with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, among others. Her aim was to develop new, future-oriented dialogue methods for different groups of stakeholders - especially for women - that can be implemented in any urban environment worldwide. At the same time, Burcu Eke Schneider was active in many different forums, including as a speaker at the 40th "Science for Peace" symposium in 2023 and in the same year, Engels Kultur Interview about Transformative Peace Science:

Speaker: UNRISD Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No one Behind, 29 June- 02 July 2022.

T7 Task Force Member:

University of Bergen 2022 Summer Research School Participant

Burcu’s “Urban Gardening Peace Project” won second place in the Audience Award at Go Volunteer Awards 2021, and third place at “Social Innovation” category. She was selected as a young scientist of the Right Livelihood Campus Bonn in 2021. She is an urbanA Fellow and Istanbul Development Agency Climate Adaptation and Climate Justice Working Group Member.

Neue Formen des Dialogs –für einen friedlichen, gerechten und nachhaltigen Wandel! 
  • 2021 - From Science to Practice: The Role of Research in Tackling COVID-19 and Achieving the SDGs.
  • 2021 - Urban Arenas for Sustainable and Just Cities Meeting Berlin.
  • 2021 - What does a just transition to solve climate change by 2030 look like? Drift Webinar.
  • 2021 - Wuppertal Institute: Platform for Neighbourhood Solidarity: Using Community-based Approaches to Build Pandemie-resilient Neighbourhoods, International Peace Worker and Researcher,
  • 2021 - New York Institute of Technology: "School of Architecture and Design" -R-cubed Symposium and Workshop.
  • 2021 - 'European Social Economy Summit' 2021
  • 2021 - RLC/ZEF Bonn Workshop, Mobilization for Change:Ensuring Rights and Promoting Justice for Marginalized People:"Micro-level Peace-building Methods for Sustainable and Just Cities" Scientific Research Presentation.
  • 2021 - Kulturell sensibler und inklusiver Journalismus bei Can TV. Ich habe einen Vortrag darüber gehalten, wie wir mit unserem kulturellen Wissen am Transformationsprozess nachhaltiger und gerechter Städte teilnehmen können.
  • 2021 - "What's going on in Citizenship Education in Europe?" NECE Campus
  • 2021 - NECE CAMPUS ttps://
  • 2021 - Yol TV Interview, Transformation and Cultural Participation for a Common Future
  • 2021 - Federal Conference of Municipal Development Policy Together. Fair. Global. Sustainable.Agenda 2030 - Communities Shape the Future Online event from June 14 to 16, 2021
  • 2021 - Swiss Sociological Association Congress Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty: "A Micro-level Peacebuilding Method for Sustainable and Just Cities" Presentation.
  • 2021 - 17th Development Dialogue Conference -The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2021 - International Degrowth Conference 'Caring Communities for Radical Change "Micro-level Peacebuilding Method for Sustainable and Just Cities:Peace Garden for Alternative Food Practice" Presentation,Hague.
  • 2021 - Georg Arnhold Summer Conference on “The Environmental Crisis and Education” "Micro-level Peacebuilding Methods"
  • 2021 - Peace Garden nominated and selected as a new eco-education model at NECE Campus "Networking European Citizenship Education" Platform which will be transferred to the NECE Conference 2021 in Brussels.
  • 2021 - Nominated as one of 3 finalist the category Social Innovation at the German Volunteer Awards 2021
  • 2022 - Ecocity World Summit 2021 "Science to Practice : Micro-level Peacebuilding Methods for Sustainable and Just Cities" Presentation, Rotterdam.
  • 2022 - Istanbul Development Agency Working Group Member - Climate Adaptation and Climate Justice
  • 2022 - T7 Social Cohesion Task Force Member
  • 2022 - Interreligious Dialogue for a Sustainable Future Workshop -

  • 2022 - WZ Article about Intercultural Living and Sustainability
  • 2022 - Member of Global research and action network for an eco-social contract
  • 2022 - Transformationstandem: Wuppertal Institute, Opera Haus Wuppertal , Communities
  • 2022 - Europan Sociological Association’s Research Network Speaker - V Midterm Conference "Seeing Like a City / Seeing the City Through" Humboldt University, Berlin.
  • Engels Kultur Interview
  • UNRISD Eco-social Contract Transforming Economies and Societies Working Group Member
  • 2023 - Basel Peace Forum Participant.
  • 2023 - UNRISD Flagship Report's Meeting—Crises of Inequality: Shifting Power for a New Eco-Social Contract in Berlin, Germany.
  • 2023 - New Peace Architecture Article International Journal of Peace, Education and Development
  • 2023 - Creating Peace Gardens story has been published by the Georg Eckert Institute - Creative Approaches for Peace Education Book p. 49 - 52
  • 2023 - Peace and Art Talk at Temporäres Büro für kulturellen Austausch - Manifesto (De & Engl)
  • 2023 - T7 Japan Summit Online, Japan , 27-28 April.
  • 2023 - Global Solutions Summit - the World Policy Forum , 15-16 May.
  • 2023 - International Summit for Peace in Ukraine , Vienna , 10-11 June.
  • 2023 - Lisbon Summer School “Urban imaginary - exploring our urban futures", Portugal , 3-7 July.
  • 2023 - Speaker: Science for Peace Symposium
  • 2024 - Basel Peace Forum
  • 2024 - IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Cities Pre-Scoping Webinar
  • 2024 - Global Solutions Summit, Berlin
  • 2024 - Vegetal Encounters in Contemporary Children's and Young Adult Ecofiction, University of Cologne
  • 2024 - Sustainable Development Goals Summit, Hamburg