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Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy – Turkey – 2021

The Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy, the successor of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), established under the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe programme, is aligned with the priorities of the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy.

3.3 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions Candidate countries, European Union

Actions must take place in Turkey, except for specific activities related to study tours, participation in events and attendance of CSO representatives to platforms, meetings and conferences, etc. as long as they clearly contribute to the achievement of the project’s overall objectives.

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Priorities and funded actions


To protect and empower individuals to contribute to the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Turkey.


Priority 1 – Right to fair trial, fight against impunity, prevention of torture and ill-treatment, and/or human rights in prison.

Priority 2 – Freedom of expression, assembly, and/or association.

Priority 3 – Children’s rights, women’s rights, combating gender-based violence, and/or rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) persons.

Priority 4 – Non-discrimination, rights of persons belonging to minorities, and/or freedom of religion or belief.

Each action is required to focus on one priority.

Among financed actions

  • Provision of psychosocial, medical, legal assistance and any other type of support
  • Documenting and reporting on cases of human rights violations
  • Capacity strengthening of CSOs, democracy activists and human rights defenders
  • Advocacy, lobbying and development of strategies by CSOs to push for legal reform, to influence policy-making, or to counter restrictions imposed by states on CSOs and other non-state actors
  • Promoting inclusive and strategic partnerships, networking and cooperation with CSOs and other relevant stakeholders or among CSOs

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 30 and 48 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be non-profit-making
  • Be a civil society organisation
  • Amount of the grant: between 400,000 and 700,000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 60% and 90% of the total eligible costs

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