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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Human Rights, Justice - Security, New technologies, Public Management, Services, Telecommunications

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries

Category: Call for proposals


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Candidate Country: Turkey.


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Responsible: European Commission


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The global objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen the capacities of existing or new national, regional (in the sense of regions within Turkey), local and/or thematic platforms and networks of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Turkey.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To strengthen CSO’s networks and platforms internal governance;
– To strengthen networks and platforms outreach capacity towards their constituency (members, citizens, etc.) as well as monitoring and advocacy capacities.

– Support right-based activities of networks and platforms;
– Focus on particularly sensitive issues that are not adequately covered by actions funded under the civil society sub-sector of the Instrument for Pre-Accession for Turkey (e.g. minority and cultural rights, freedoms of speech, media, associations,  CSO enabling environment, specific issues arising from the recent political developments, etc.);
– Give a special importance to cross-cutting issues such as the promotion of gender equality, human rights, democracy and respect for the rule of law, children rights, environment and climate change, etc;
– Are proposed by networks and platforms whose members are spread all over Turkey;
– Have been commonly identified on the basis of a shared documented diagnostic and needs analysis;
– Support international networking and cooperation with European Union/international civil society organisations;
– Seek complementarity and create synergies with actions undertaken through other programmes financed by the European Union or other partners in Turkey.

Among financed actions
– Monitoring of fundamental rights & freedoms and of public policy reforms/public action in general;
– Advocacy / participation to policy making processes at various levels;
– Outreach, mobilisation and communication towards members and citizens;
– Organisational and institutional capacity-building (including on sustainability issues);
– Provision of specific support/services to members/constituency (legal advises, psychosocial support, protection, etc).