Strengthening the social and cultural dialogue between the EU and Turkey is a component of the accession process which is as equally crucial as the reform process in Turkey and the framework for accession negotiations. In order to include civil society in this process, the Ministry for EU Affairs (MEU) of the Republic of Turkey has implemented various projects to promote the civil society dialogue between the EU and Turkey since 2005.
As a continuation of these civil society dialogue projects conducted by the MEU, a call for proposal of "Civil Society Dialogue between the EU and Turkey - III Program (CSD-III)” is going to be announced in November 2012.
CSD-III consists of two main grant components, Political Criteria and Media, and will be funded by the EU through a resource amounting to 9 million Euros.
As a requirement of the nature of the civil society dialogue, partnership between CSOs in Turkey and the EU is a must for grant projects to be funded under two components. With this aim, the Turkish Ministry gives high importance to the process of informing relevant stakeholders in the EU Member States effectively, and also aims to develop a partner database covering relevant CSOs from the EU and Turkey.
For further information, please contact Mr. Murat BASER at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Tugba Bozcaga at email@example.com from the Ministry for EU Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.
You will also find further details on CSD projects here and here.
Source: CONCORD Member to Member Newsletter from 16/10/2012