Launch Event for the Caring Workspaces Report and Award Campaign

Launch Event for the
Caring Workspaces Report and Award Campaign 

You may watch the live stream of our launch event introducing our campaign and report on caring workspaces!

Do our workplaces center on our well-being? As employees, can we share responsibilities on issues that concern us all? Are our social rights, care needs, psychological needs and professional expectations taken into account? Can we demand and debate these rights?

As Postane and Hafiza Merkezi, we are presenting the Caring Workspaces Award for more inclusive, pluralistic and care-oriented workplaces that focus on all of these questions and more.

At the launch event on Thursday, September 29 at 17.00 at Postane, we will introduce the award campaign that we will organize as part of the Caring Workspaces project and introduce “Caring Workspaces: A Guide for Civil Society and Social Initiatives” which we hope will become a handbook for transforming our workplaces.

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Thursday, September 29

17:00-18:00 Presentation and discussion
18:00-19:00 Reception


  • Yaşar Adnan Adanalı, Postane – Director
  • Kerem Çiftçioğlu, Hafiza Merkezi – Communications Director
  • Merve Kavas, Yekpare Social Enterprise Turkey – Director
  • Mesadet Maria Sözmen, Postane – Operations Manager
  • Nazlı Türker, Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence – RESISTIRÉ Project Coordinator
  • Venue: Postane, Bereketzade Mahallesi Camekan Sokak No: 9 Galata, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Watch the event from Postane’s YouTube account.

Caring Workspaces Award 

As Postane and Hafiza Merkezi, we are starting a new campaign aimed mainly at civil society and social enterprise actors in an effort transform our workplaces. With this campaign, we aim to highlight inspiring stories from these fields and encourage this transformation with the Caring Workspaces Award.

Within the scope of the campaign, we invite you to share with us inspiring workplaces that incorporate care-oriented practices. After the nomination process, a panel of judges will create a short list of the nominees, and these candidates will be opened to your vote at a later date.

As part of our work, we collect inspiring stories about care-oriented workplaces in Turkey and Europe. “Better stories” was conceptualized by the scholar Dina Georgis and refers to the power of current policies and practices that may not be perfect but inspire and motivate us to do better. (More information about the concept can be found here.) The stories we collect will be shared to inspire other institutions and initiatives, and the shortlisted workplaces will be announced as candidates for the Caring Workspaces Award.

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About the report 

“Caring Workspaces: A Guide for Civil Society and Social Initiatives,” written by Ezgi Kan, draws a comprehensive framework of care-focused workplaces and shares inspiring examples. The report, which primarily compiles the experiences of civil society and social enterprise actors in Turkey and Europe, also includes a checklist that aims to serve as a reference for institutions that want to move in this direction.

The report covers the distinctive dimensions of a care-oriented workplace under the headings of Space, Policy, Program, Community and Beyond the Workplace and adopts an intersectional (gender+) approach. Positive examples have been researched and are included as “inspiring stories” in the report, inspired by the concept of “better stories” by the academic Dina Georgis.

About the project  

Caring Workspaces aims to make our places of work more inclusive, pluralistic, care-oriented and safe by prioritizing the gender+ perspective. During the inevitable and profound transformation in the practices of working life caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our aim is for the responsibilities of care to be treated equally, inclusively and with respect for the well-being of employees. 

The project is carried out in partnership with Postane and the Hafiza Merkezi, supported by the RESISTIRÉ project that is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program.

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