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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Enlargement, Information

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: developing a sustainable civil society dialogue between Turkey and EU Member states
Main beneficiairies: CSOs

Responsible: Central Finance and Contracts Unit of Turkey

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Funds for: developing a sustainable civil society dialogue between Turkey and EU Member states
Main beneficiairies: CSOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To increase bilateral exchanges and cooperation between Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Turkey and the EU at local, regional and national levels;
* To promote awareness raising initiatives on importance and benefits of membership of Turkey to the EU within Turkey and the EU, and on challenges and opportunities posed by Turkey’s accession

Priorities
* Priority 1: establishing long term sustainable cooperation at local, regional and national levels between CSOs in Turkey and their European counterparts on areas within the scope of EU acquis and policies;
* Priority 2: influencing the general public opinion within Turkey and EU on importance, positive effects and benefits of membership of Turkey to the EU;
* Priority 3: further strengthening of dialogue between CSOs in Turkey with European counterparts established under previous EU financial assistance and other EU programmes, including CSD interventions

Among financed actions
> Priority 1:
* Transfer of knowledge, sharing of experiences and best practices within the scope of EU acquis and policies;
* Capacity development for Turkish CSOs for developing collaboration with their counterparts in EU Member States 
> Priority 2:
* Identification of the current concerns and misperceptions within the EU and Turkey and promoting the initiatives to discuss and overcome them;
* Promotiion of common cultural values and policies, cultural diversity and tolerance;
> Priority 3:
* Reinforcement/establishment of regional and international networks and platforms between the EU and Turkey to promote knowledge and skills sharing among CSOs;
* Actions to augment the impact of the previous projects implemented by partner organizations

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 15 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be a non-profit-making entity;
– Be established in an EU Member State, in Turquey or in an eligible country according to the IPA Regulation;
– Be a CSO from Turkey, an EU Member State or another eligible country except Turkey

– Actions must take place in Turkey and EU Member States or, if properly justified, in other eligible countries