Organizing Institutions


Brazil-Turkey Cultural Center (CCBT)

Brazil-Turkey Cultural Center (CCBT) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2011 by a group of Turkish and Brazilian volunteers in order to strengthen relations between the two countries, conducting cultural, academic and social activities.

CCBT has three units in São Paulo and offices in Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro.

CCBT’s main activities include Turkish and Portuguese language courses; Turkish and Brazilian culture courses; cultural and academic exchanges; art courses and music from both countries; presentations and art exhibitions; lectures; cultural trips; advice and services of all kinds of translation and interpretation.

CCBT has partnerships and organizes courses with the best universities of both countries, including University of Sao Paulo (USP), University of Brasilia (UNB), Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP).

CCBT works with with the most active cultural institutions in Brazil, such as SESC, São Paulo Cultural Center, School of Communication and Arts of USP, Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, Biennial Foundation, among others.

Because of CCBT’s initiative, the Municipality of São Paulo and the Legislative Assembly of the State of São Paulo, established May 29th as TURKEY’S DAY. During the week in which TURKEY’S DAY is celebrated, CCBT organizes various events to commemorate the date, with exhibitions, concerts and seminars, as well as Solemn Sessions in PBMC and ALESP.

In addition, the cultural center performs the CCBT AWARDS, rewarding institutions and personalities who have significantly contributed to bringing the two countries and peoples together in four categories: culture, academic, media and special.

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Sao Paulo University (USP)

One of the most important roles of the Department of Culture and Academic Extension (PRCEU) USP is to encourage academics to learn about society’s expectations and to reconcile methodological rigor and social relevance. In addition, the department organizes and promotes events in the fields of culture and extension at Sao Paulo University through its eleven institutions and its programs and projects. The department acts as an inciting, encouraging and normative body for activities carried out by Teaching Units, Specialized Institutes and Museums. PRCEU’s mission works towards the dissemination of essential values of the academic life, highlighting the constant zeal for excellence in the relations with society.

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