Mustafa Erdogan


Mustafa Erdo­gan is a spe­cial­ist in non-for­mal edu­ca­tion, a train­er, youth work­er, and founder of DeM Expe­ri­en­tial Train­ing Cen­ter in Turkey. He has more than 15 years of expe­ri­ence in the field of civ­il society.

Mustafa has a bach­e­lor’s degree in Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture and a master’s degree in Man­age­ment of Non­govern­men­tal Orga­ni­za­tions and Social Projects. He has been work­ing as a train­er for Euro­pean Union Edu­ca­tion and Youth Pro­grams since 2006, and is one of the founders of the Inter­na­tion­al Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing Net­work (IELN). He has real­ized dozens of inter­na­tion­al projects aim­ing to strength­en the dia­logue between for­mal and non-for­mal education.

Mustafa has been work­ing as a train­er and pro­gram design­er in numer­ous train­ing projects of promi­nent orga­ni­za­tions such as Turkey’s Min­istry of Nation­al Edu­ca­tion, the Turk­ish Nation­al Agency for Youth Works and Adult Edu­ca­tion, the Turk­ish Bas­ket­ball Fed­er­a­tion, the Ger­man Bas­ket­ball Fed­er­a­tion, the Unit­ed Nations Refugee Agency, and GIZ Ger­man Coop­er­a­tion Agency.

He is the co-devel­op­er of the DeM Train­ing for Train­ers Pro­gram which is a prac­ti­cal syn­the­sis of Kolb’s Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing The­o­ry and Freire’s Ped­a­gogy of the Oppressed. To date, he has deliv­ered this Train­ing for Train­ers Pro­gram to more than 350 edu­ca­tors from 13 coun­tries. He is also co-cre­ator of DeM Rubric, a qual­i­ta­tive assess­ment tool for eval­u­at­ing non-for­mal edu­ca­tion pro­grams’ com­pli­ance with expe­ri­en­tial learning.

His recent works are focused on min­is­te­r­i­al lev­el inter­na­tion­al coop­er­a­tion in the field of edu­ca­tion and he advo­cates that rights-based social trans­for­ma­tion is only pos­si­ble through social trans­for­ma­tion-based education.