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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

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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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Regions : Candidate countries, European Union
Category : Call for proposals
Manager : European Commission
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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.

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