Collaboration Data Gathering on SDG
Euro Hope Working Group
– Humanitarian Operations Research studies decision-making problems related to providing logistical assistance for humanitarian purposes, and in response to humanitarian crises. The primary objective of humanitarian operations is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. Scientific interest and research output on the topic have rapidly increased within the last decade.
– The purpose of this EURO Working Group is to create a platform that facilitates communication among the interested parties and forms an active group working towards achieving these objectives. It will constitute a reference point for the active research community to advance the development and application of Operations Research methods, techniques, and tools to Humanitarian Operations. Meetings will encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and researchers in this area, and stimulate the work on emerging issues with sound scientific methods.
– The European Working Group on Humanitarian Operations (EURO HOpe) and Bilkent University, Koç University and Özyeğin University organized the sixth EURO HOpmini-conference in Istanbul, Turkey on the 6.-7. October 2022.
“Turkey & Europe: An Integrated Service-Device-Technology Roadmapping for Smart and Green Cities Alliances”
TÜSİAD, in partnership with TÜRKONFED, Institut du Bosphore, Berlin Bosphorus Initiative, Özyeğin University (ÖzÜ), and ÖzÜ - TÜSİAD Sustainable Development Forum, has initiated a project called "Turkey and Europe: Integrated Services - Tools - Technology Roadmap Project for Smart Cities." This project aims to strengthen coordination among municipalities, providing a platform for experience and knowledge sharing.
As part of the project, a roadmap proposal has been prepared to facilitate the design of short, medium, and long-term smart city strategies in selected cities. The pilot cities for the project include Istanbul, Izmir, Gaziantep, Konya, Bursa, Ankara, London, Paris, and Berlin. Within the project, participation in virtual workshops on "Data Management," "Access to Financing," and "Disaster/Risk Management" was facilitated (January 13, January 31, February 16).
Furthermore, considering that smart cities can produce more effective and sustainable strategies only when enriched with different perspectives and experiences, a workshop on "Collective and Integrated Data Management" was held in Istanbul in cooperation with the Consulate General of Germany in Istanbul. In this workshop, the pilot cities selected from Turkey and their initiatives discussed common challenges and proposed solutions in a workshop format. The Sustainable Development Forum supported the creation of the workshop's content and assisted in moderating sessions on "Integrated Data Management | Interdepartmental (Transportation, Energy, Environment, Disaster, Risk)" and "Interinstitutional" topics.