Our vision is that irrespective of people belonging to different cultures or religions, each individual is entitled to have equal rights to participate in all spheres of social life.
In order to achieve this vision, the UETD/UID is conducting studies assisting the adaptation integration of the turkish diaspora European Turks to European society.
The foundation of our corporate work generates respect and mutual understanding of differences. Therefore, the UETD/UID has made it a duty to be a non-governmental organization that takes care of the interests of European Turks the turkish diaspora, in order to resolve prejudice thoughts in respective society alongside advocating to cooperate with the native society, for get a better together.with the different institutions of Europe for the peace of the society. UETD/UID sees herself as a bridge between Europe and Turkey and respective Country and adds value to the Euro-Turkish bilateral partnership.
The UID was originally founded in 2004 as the Union of Turkish Democrats of the European Union (UETD). At the General Assembly on May 20, 2018 in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a result of increasing international inquiries, was decided that the organisation get more global focus and change his name to “Union of International Democrats” – UID.
Currently, the UID has 152 offices in 17 countries. By 2023, the association's activities be extended to other countries around the world. The UID has set itself the task to strengthen the relations of the Turkish diaspora and communities of the same culture on a global level and to establish closer economic, social and cultural relations.
UETD, established in Cologne in 2004 and represented in all European Union countries, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Luxemburg, Hungary and Norway.
Our Turkish-born people living in Europe are no longer guest workers and immigrants. The vast majority of the Turkish diaspora has its center of life in the country in which it lives. Most of these people are born, raised and identify with the majority society in the country.Most of our people of Turkish origin were born in Europe, grew up and adapted to the European society. Many have become professionals, have successfully graduated from educational institutions, or have reached academic degrees. In summary; Turkish originsthe Turkish diaspora are located at the centre of European society in the respective Country.
However, people with immigration in the past are living beyond these cultures, under the influence of two cultures. They have to deal with the conditions and needs of the countries in which they live. This naturally leads to some disputes.
As European Turks the turkish diaspora design their future on Europe the respective Country, stable and long term solutions are needed. The internal dynamism and willpower produced by the European Turkish society Turkish diaspora is not enough to adapt itself to European the society of respective Country, but is needed more than it always is to institutions that express increasing needs and expectations. For this reason, it is necessary to build, build and support the
Fighting against racism, Islam aphobia and anti-Semitism
Peoples; Discrimination due to their religion, language, color and ethnic origins constitutes a major problem for social peace. The use of insulting words against Muslims and Jews and the making of attacks are unfortunately not exceptional. Many times it has been witnessed that the racist ideology has penetrated the center of society until today. The increasing number of racist attacks and anti-Islamic rhetoric used in the media prove the fact that racism is at the center of society. According to the records of the German Federal Criminal Office, in between 2001 and 2015 only 75 416 places of worship and camellia racist attacks were committed in Germany. The following year 2017, only 950 attacks on mosques and Muslims were recorded.
Observed racism across Europe the globe, but especially in Europe, poses a serious threat to our democracy and our common values. For this reason, our institution's racism centers on the fight against anti-Islamism and anti-Semitism.
Recognition of dual citizenship
Multiculturalism is the reality of the life of European Turks turkish Diaspora. However, recognition of the right to dual citizenship will prevent identity conflicts by conforming to this reality. The dual citizenship right should be made possible for all members of the Turkish diaspora European Turks even for historical human reasons alone.
Recognition of Islam as the official religion
Islam and Muslims are an integral part of European International life and Europe. Approximately 7 million Turks people with turkish origin live only in Europe and an overwhelming majority define themselves as Muslims. Only if Islam is recognized as an official religion, it will have equal respect and respect (as in other Semitic religions) that European international institutions and the majority deserve in society.
The right to vote in local elections
Recognition of the right to vote in municipal elections strengthens identification with the community, enhancing citizenship awareness and civil society engagement and participation. We defend the right of Turkish citizens to vote in the municipal elections and demand that the election law be changed in order to obtain this right.
Encouraging the participation of immigrants
Participation leads to identify with the community and to take responsibility for more civil society work. We care and support the economic, political, social and cultural participation of immigrant backgrounds.
Multiculturalism in public offices, government agencies and bureaucracy
Aggregation adaptation occurs with participation in business life. In particular, state institutions should take on a leading role by employing multicultural youth while offering vocational training opportunities. We defend the necessity of a quota system for the settlement of multiculturalism in the bureaucracy.
Multilingualism is a great potential and resource. Domination dominance and development constitute a strong foundation for learning other languages. Bilingual education should be initiated in kindergarten and promoted and supported at all stages of learning.
Support for young people of immigrant background
In a globalising world, multilingualism and multiculturalism are individual privileges. We support Turkish language children’s mother tongue and foreign language education and demand the intensification of student exchange programs between Turkey and European Union respective countries, bilateral recognition of school, vocational school and college diplomas.
Urbanization and integration
The formation of ghetto and ethnic distinction can be prevented by urbanization policies that facilitate collective adjustment. The existing ghetto neighborhoods and territories should be designed and promoted in accordance with the cultures of different societies living together. UETD/UID wishes to make a significant contribution to the integration of social projects and refugees with European society of the respective Country.
Participation in the ASEAN, EU and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO)
Increasing social, political and economic participation of European Turks the turkish diaspora and greater contact at the social level will lead to prejudice and social peace, which will accelerate integration with the majority society. UETD/UID therefore supports Turkey’s accession to the ASEAN, EU and SCO.