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The Association of Youth for Social Development ,GESOGED is a non-profit NGO established by and for young people.
Its main target group is youth aged 15 till 30. It aims at organizing action towards social and personal development of youth. It believes in the power of youth in creating a better world to live in. With its 35 active members it has strong contacts with many youth groups in the town of Balikesir. It is open to all kinds of youth actions and especially to youth exchange and EVS projects.

The thematics are social exclusion, environment, democracy and human rights, arts and culture, and youth leisure. It puts emphasise on developing cooperation between state and civil institutions and has close connections with the directory of National Education,
Social Services, the Police Department and Balıkesir University.

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