İzmir Democracy University

İzmir Demokrasi Üniversitesi

İzmir Democracy University is a state university founded in 2016 in İzmir, Turkey. The University hosts 43 undergraduate programmes within 10 faculties and 36 masters and nine PhD programmes within three institutes (Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Social Sciences). There are five Research and Innovation Centres performing research and innovation projects and implementations.

Role in the project

İzmir Democracy University (IDU) has taken roles during all phases of FUSILLI project starting with the process of formulation of project proposal. IDU is involved in six of seven work packages namely
WP1: Network of Food 2030 Living Labs in 12 European Cities for Open Innovation,
WP2: Food Policies and Practices Identification, Knowledge Community,
WP3: Urban Food Participatory Long-Term Planning towards Food System Transformation, Action Implementation and Evaluation.
WP5: Cooperation with other Projects & Networks,
WP6: Dissemination, Communication & Exploitation of Results,
WP7: Coordination and Ethics Management.
Also, the university is leading “Task 3.4. Peri Urban and Rural Interlinks- Specific Policies and Actions”. The project is locally coordinated and conducted at the Department of City and Regional Planning. Core project team is composed of Emel KARAKAYA AYALP (Local Coordinator), Sevim Pelin ÖZDEMİR and Feral GEÇER SARGIN.


Dr. Emel Karakaya Ayalp