- mayor's office
Beşiktaş Municipality was once again granted the 2021 Partner of the European Democracy Week award within the scope of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) coordinated by the Council of Europe, with the theme "Protecting the environment: Local Governments Take Action".
The ELDW Annual Coordination Meeting where events and experiences from the European Local Democracy Week 2021 are shared was held online on February 25, 2022 due to the pandemic. Within the scope of the meeting, 21 Council of Europe member municipalities from Turkey, Portugal, Tunisia, Ukraine, Romania, Germany and Serbia were entitled to receive awards. Unfortunately, representatives from Ukraine could not attend the meeting due to the war in Ukraine.
All municipalities that received awards made presentations about their work. The efforts carried out by our municipality within the scope of ELDW were presented by Pınar Çakmak, Head of the Tourism Information Office of the Directorate of Foreign Affairs. Our Municipality was deemed worthy of the European Democracy Week Partner award for activities we carried out in 2021 such as the "Dönüştür Kazan" application, "Map of Needs Social Aid Management System", "Plastic Hunters- Istanbul Project", "HORECA Project", "Being the First Municipality to Neutralize Its Carbon Footprint", ''TEMA Donations'', ''Öğrenci'Ye Application'', ''Field Solution Movement'', and ''Beşiktaş Will Get Better Events''. After the presentations, the municipal representatives were presented their certificates online.
About the European Local Democracy Week:
The European Local Democracy Week (ELDW), which aims to bring together local governments and citizens the week of October 15 in order to promote citizen participation the member states of the Council of Europe, was launched in 2007 to commemorate the opening of the European Charter of Local Self-Government on 15 October 1985. Through public events organized within the framework of this annual Pan-European initiative, the 47 Council of Europe member states and local governments of like-minded states are encouraged to meet and engage with their citizens on issues of common interest for the development of their societies.