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Civil Society Dialogue Programme

Civil Society Dialogue is a programme bringing together civil society organisations from Turkey and the EU around common topics, to exchange knowledge and experience, and to build a sustained conversation between the organisations.

The Programme is co-financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). The Ministry for European Union Affairs is the responsible institution for the technical implementation of the programme, while the Central Finance and Contracts Unit is the contracting authority.

Since its launch in 2008, the Civil Society Dialogue Programme has supported over 200 dialogue partnerships in many different fields, witnessing hundreds of activities to bring EU and Turkish communities closer together and create a greater mutual understanding amongst them. To date through the first three phase, a total of 35 million Euros has funded these activities.

New Phase (2015-2016)

The fourth phase of the programme is suppoting projects across nine policy areas of the EU with a total budget of 11 million Euros. These areas include environment; energy; consumer and health protection; justice, freedom and security; right of establishment and freedom to provide services; regional policy and coordination of structural instruments; enterprise and industrial policy; agriculture and fisheries and education.

Thırd Phase (2014-2015)

The third phase of the Programme hosted  dialogue projects from civil society organisations and institutions from Turkey and Europe that are active in the fields of media and the EU accession political criteria. 2.1 million Euros was granted to 16 dialogue

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