Talitha Goldmann Kefalas


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Migration and Refugee Policies within the Framework of EU-Turkey Relations

Project description

Talitha Goldmann-Kefalas is part of a network of young Turkish and European leaders from all sectors who come together once a year to engage in intensive dialogue and to share views and ideas about topical social issues. The Turkey Europe Future Forum takes place alternately in Turkey and Germany, as well as in other European countries.


Education, Refugee Integration, Social Work, Human Rights

Short biography

Talitha Goldmann-Kefalas works as Project Coordinator in the Human Resources Development Department at FRÖBEL gGmbH, an innovative educational institution which has its head office in Berlin and centres throughout Germany, in Turkey and Australia. Talitha focuses on integrating refugees who are qualified teachers into the early education sector and creating job prospects by closing ‘gaps in the integration process’. After two traineeships working with street children in Recife, Brazil and Johannesburg, South Africa, she studied social work in Nuremberg and co-authored a book about street children in Europe. She is now finishing her masters degree in ‘Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MRMA)’ with a focus on children’s rights. Earlier, she worked for several years as a kindergarten manager and a social worker concerned with child protection.