Aydın Kulturel Gelisim Dernegi (Aydın Cultural Development Association) is a local, nongovernmental, independent, non-profit and apolitical organization,with the main purpose of contributing for the personal,professional and cultural development of people.
Our association promotes to solve educational, social and economic problems of community,to contribute vocational education, active citizenship, enable all the people to participate in sport and scouting activities, organize local and international projects.
Our mission is about:
Supporting youth and adults initiatives in any kind of activities that can bring benefits for the local community
Improving quality of life and enhance their physical and intellectual capacities
Promoting thinking and positive attitude, optimistic.
Promoting care for themselves, to others, to the environment.
Supporting youth and children’s initiatives in any kind of activities that can bring benefits for the local community Undertaking activities and informations sessions in the field of education, sports, cultural and youth policies and European citizenship.

Our organization is focused at intercultural learning and active citizenship.We manages a lot of activities to promote the cultural development of community.Our goal is to support the social and cultural development focusing our efforts on new generations. We support youngsters to develop their cross-competences by promoting EC opportunities and realizing activities mainly based on non-formal learning tools, as recommended by EC. We educate youngsters to a peaceful and intercultural cohabitation based on transnational co-working with people coming from different cultures, countries and social conditions.
Our activities are ;
Trainings and workshops on:
Foreign Language
Project Cycle Management
Drama
Model Aircraft
Youth Exchanges with other similar organizations in the country or abroad
Sport activities; trekking,basketball,voleyball,oryantiring,
Photography
EU projects
Youth Festivals
Music and percussion facilities
Cultural events: book launches, poetry recitals,etc.
Supporting youth entrepreneurship.
Promoting international volunteering
The staff of our organization are all of them youth workers,trainers, experts in development of international cooperation and mobility projects. They have experiences in LLP programmes,Youth in action,Centralized actions,IPA Projects,Erasmusplus programmes.
Erol Tangal; specialized in national and international funding programmes,has also expertise in food and beverage sector in vocational education.He has good skills on non formal education and working with young people and adults with different difficulties and fewer opportunities.
Meliha Dogan; She is a Project expert,Graduated in English Language, 15 years of experience in teaching profession and Project management, skilled in designing and implementing the projects.She has still been working in Erasmusplus projects as an expert and has much experience in the preparation of similar proposals and the materialization of respective projects, both national and European.She is responsible for preparing and managing every kind of project prosals,and organizing work placements of VET,and youth exchanges,and other mobility programmes.She is responsible for communication and networking facilities.