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NDICI – Grant Scheme for Türkiye-EU Business Dialogue II – 2024

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) - 'Global Europe' for the period 2021-2027 is the EU's main instrument for international partnerships on sustainable development, climate change, democracy, governance, human rights, peace and security in EU neighbouring countries and beyond.

2.5 million euro

Appeal framework

Call reference EuropeAid/179766/ID/ACT/TR
Program Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Business & Industry Cooperation & Development Culture, Media & Communication Education & Training Employment Services to organisations
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To strengthen mutual knowledge and understanding between Turkish Chambers and their counterparts in the EU; thus, promoting the integration of European and Turkish business communities
  • To strengthen the capacity of Turkish Chambers in improving/adding new services in a sustainable way to their members
  • To enhance the capacity of Turkish chambers to support green and resilient recovery from the impact of COVID-19, improvement of resource and energy-efficiency of businesses (esp. SMEs) and the transition to the circular economy, participation in carbon markets, improvement of business resilience to climate change impacts
  • To increase the participation of the business community in political life in Turkiye, in particular in providing input to green transition and modernisation of the Customs Union between the EU and Turkiye


  • Priority 1: To strengthen sustainable collaboration and mutual knowledge between Turkish and European Chambers and business communities
  • Priority 2: To enhance opportunities for networking and contacts between chambers in Türkiye and the EU leading to long term sustainable cooperation
  • Priority 3: to enhance the capacity of Turkish Chambers to support recovery of Covid-19, the transition to the circular economy, and provide up-to-date services in a sustainable way to their members, i.e. related to EU acquis, EU Green Deal, Digitalisation

Among financed actions

  • Capacity building of the chambers to better serve and represent their members
  • Support to local/regional investment promotion activities
  • Promotion of SME development, marketing, industry-university collaboration in the field of commercialization
  • Promotion of exchange of knowledge and best practices in the field of commercialization
  • Raising awareness to address environmental issues for industries

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
  • Total budget of the call: 2.5 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 100.000 and 150.000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 50% and 95% of the total eligible costs

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