Technical Assistance for the Civil Society Dialogue between EU and Turkey-IV
The 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 600 dialogue partnerships through 350 projects 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 42.5 million Euros has funded these activities.
The fourth phase (CSD4) 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.
The Technical Assistance contract for the fourth phase runs for 24 months and the main beneficiary of the project is the Ministry of EU
The Project's main activities include:
- Capacity development for Grant Beneficiaries in Project Management and Implementation, Reporting and Respecting EU Procurement and Visibility Rules
- Developing and Strengthening the Expertise and Know-How within the MEU on Grant Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting
- Increasing the Awareness and Publicity of the Project and Civil Society Dialogue within Turkey and EU