Cuisine Exchange Workshop – BERGAMA

At Cuisine Exchange Workshops, local women will cook their dishes in the villages of Bergama, and recipes will be recorded and published on video and in writing alongside the guests that will come to village kitchen.

Experimental Leadership Workshop

Experimental Leadership Workshop aims for its participants to discover their talents, increase their self-monitoring through practice and support their steps in life with this provided knowledge.

What is the content of Experimental Leadership?

Experimental Leadership Workshop consists of presentations and workshops that include individual and sub-group workshops, which are supported through feedback processes that include a preparation process and post-workshop compositions.

Participants are expected to view individual leadership as a process, a means to share, to find common grounds, abilities and support. The workshop takes at its base the personal expansion from production, creation, process contribution and its evaluation, feedback ability, sustainable communication, transfer/share of experiment, subjective steps, self-criticism/realistic self-monitoring and individuals leading their own life.

Workshop is planned for students from ages 15 to 25 and lasts 2 days.


BergamaWorkshop is envisioned to be a design and application workshop where children and young people evaluate various subjects related to Bergama on the grounds of design and research, a mental and physical activity which allows study and share of them with participants from Bergama or elsewhere.

With the Bergama Design Workshop, the aim is to make the children and young people of the target and surrounding regions to establish contact with design disciplines through workshops and meetings, gain experience to detect and solve problems, get education to produce what they think and design, share experiences with different focus groups and thus, communicate with the region’s local culture through design tools. Children and young people will construct their local problem detection processes through workshops, develop means of communication with the public and improve social dialogue by following methods created by different design disciplines.

Nature Workshop

We are building or assisting structuring and constructing natural production workshops that will help support local production development through establishing contact with the nature.

In the Bergama Good Works – Nature Workshop, workshops and stations will be established with two distinctive scopes, theoretical and practical. Nature Workshops will be active during every season. The workshop will be active for up to 200 people daily including volunteers. The workshop will also be open to those who utilize the multi-functional areas around it. Along with working stations, special areas are planned for presentations, eco-farming, stock-farming, guest kitchen, reading, recreation and a camping site.

Bergama Crossroads Inn

A project house is planned to be built in Bergama to be used as a common working area. Individuals and groups that wish to work in different fields within the Inn, will be able to utilize it to both work and accommodate.

BERGAMA CROSSROADS INN Project House will become a reality in 2018 in collaboration with Good Works Association. Work groups will both accommodate and work or study in the specially designed project rooms and areas within in the project house.

The primary objective of project houses, which have various examples in Europe, is to create isolated and focused common grounds for various professions and social groups. BERGAMA CROSSROADS INN will be an interaction point for people to meet with knowledge and experience. Project groups that participate in GID workshops will also manage their works in CROSSROADS INN from time to time.

Vault – Cogitation Workshop

It is a 4-day experimental workshop with the aim to develop abilities regarding differences in social life, respecting and listening to opinions, communication and interaction skills and cogitation capabilities regarding universal views, approaches and ways of life.

The cogitation workshop will be facilitated by Bergama volunteers and students from different cities in 5 days and at 14 different locations and will be supported by 8 philosophy teachers, 10 volunteer practitioners and Best Buddies Turkey.

GID House

We have recently opened an association house. GID House is open for all who intend to work for the association and need short-term accommodation for this purpose.

It is a center and an office for our work on social issues, which we want to share with all who come to the Good Works House and spend time in here. This area was created to allow making, sharing and developing good works…

22nd Century Talks

Meetings where life, technology, art, history, digital world, education, communication, and culture in the 22nd century are discussed. Conferences were named in that way since they will contain the content and structure which influence a generation that will build the 22nd Century. Indeed, the Z generation, who are in the 10-25 age group, will be shaping the 22nd Century with what they experienced in the 2020s.

Archaeological Heritage Workshop

Organizing workshops on painting, modelling, three-dimensional design, mapping etc. about Bergama’s archeological heritage for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students.

It is aimed to process an operation handled the strategies which improves public interest in conservation work, city’s existed potential and empowering that potential, and supported by the practical workshops in Bergama for the studies of Multi-layered Cultural Heritage Conversation Capacity Development Approach and Local Participation. 
Practical workshops are desired in order that the workshop outputs can be displayed and the awareness can also be observed by the city.

Pergamon Design Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to assess the different topics that peculiar to Pergamon based on design and research, and to create and operate a design workshop that can be collaborated and shared with the participants who are from Pergamon and coming from anywhere else.

With the Bergama Design Workshop Project, the children and young people in and around the target region are aimed to introduced to design disciplines through workshops and meetings, gain experience in problem detection and solution, get training to produce what they think and design, share experiences with different focus groups, and so communicating with the local culture in the region through design tools. Children and young people will construct their local problem detection processes through workshops, develop means of communication with the public and improve social dialogue by following methods created by different design disciplines.

The primary and secondary school students and young people at the university level in Bergama and its outskirts are the primary target groups for the project. In addition to this, the focus of the local experiences and touristic values that the workshop processes’ target will play a role as intercessor between children, young people and adults in the region; especially with elder people groups who carry experiences of the past to the future towards communication. Approximately 25.000 children and young people in the age groups are targeted in the project.  In the period of Pergamon Design Workshop, it’s aimed to reach at least 765 of them and educate them.

Young Inventors Workshop

The Young Inventors Workshop has been designed to help Primary and Secondary School students in Bergama to realize their dreams and improve their imagination skills.
The workshop is applied in 3 stages in 4 hours.

To reveal the identity of Young Investors in the first part, teaching, expression and play studies are implemented by GID trainers.

In the second part, a subject-oriented study will be carried out on the students participating in the workshop using an invented product to mediate their social and individual interactions.
In the last section, students are divided into groups per the number of participants and they work to recognize and shape the invented product and recognize its parts.

Mini Philosophy Workshop

Workshop, which is famous around the world as P4C (Philosophy for Children), is a method which gives an opportunity to argue in a fun and democratic atmosphere by examining stories, fables, narratives, videos and images. It aids with the development of thinking skills, which are critical, creative, meticulous and founded on cooperation.

Developed by American philosopher Matthew Lipman for teaching children how to philosophize, P4C (Philosophy for Children) is nowadays a teaching method used for all age groups and within all disciplines. P4C is a pedagogy which teaches kids to philosophize. It’s not a philosophy lesson…

P4C, does not aim to introduce “ism”s in history of philosophy, or teach the philosophers’ names, periods or theories to the children.

The aim is to make children take their first steps towards critical, creative, collaborative and inventive style of thinking.