Hülya Mete is a graduate student in the Sociology Department of Mimar Sinan University. She received her B.A. degree in Sociology (2009) from Mimar Sinan University. She is interested in urban sociology, childhood practices in urban areas, childhood research, games and their effect on childhood, protection of the vulnerable group, social integration, and refugee studies. Her current research thesis is about childhood practices in urban areas. She has been working on youth projects since she was in high school. She has participated in several youth projects voluntarily and also professionally. She attended the mapping project of the non-governmental organization in Istanbul in 2010. Then, she took a one-year scholarship from Basel University (Switzerland) in 2011. Her research topic was on the integration of second-generation Turkish immigrants into society in Switzerland. She worked at Genctur (Association of Youth Tourism), one of the most prominent youth organizations in Turkey, to prepare an international project for disadvantaged youths in Turkey (2012-2013). She has also been working at international humanitarian organizations for eight years as a sociologist. As a part of this experience, between 2014 and 2016, she worked at the Danish Refugee Council in the southeast border of Turkey in the department of protection, education, child protection, and M&E. She has managed the project for supporting refugees and social cohesion of refugee children into the Turkish education system.
In CHIEF, Mete’s role will be coordinating WP4 (Qualitative Research in Non-Formal Educational Settings) at the Partner Team level, she will be involved in all WP’s and specifically of WP1. She has also been supporting WP10.