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Civilogist: Deepening Active Dialogue

The project "Sivilog: Deepening Active Dialogue" was launched by T.C. It is carried out by TAV and CIFE within the scope of the 6th Term of the Civil Society Dialogue Program implemented by the EU Presidency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the civil society dialogue between Turkey and EU member states by improving the capacities of CSOs in Turkey and providing an opportunity for exchange between the parties.

The specific objectives of the project are: (i) to increase the knowledge of NGOs and the public on the mechanisms and impact of EU accession; (ii) It includes creating opportunities for NGOs in Turkey and Europe to establish dialogue and cooperation.

The target groups and final beneficiaries of the project are those in Turkey (working on EU accession, democracy, human rights, civil society development and disadvantaged groups) and the EU (particularly interested in stimulating the dialogue with Turkish civil society and on Turkey's EU membership). NGOs consist of decision makers and the public in Turkey and the EU.

Activity 1: Survey on the perspectives of NGOs

Activity 2: Capacity Building in the EU

Activity 3: Promotion of Good Practices

Activity 4: Social Media and Public Relations Campaign

Activity 5: Turkey-European Civil Society Forum


Civil Society Dialogue Program

Civil Society Dialogue Program The Negotiation Framework Document, which forms the basis of Turkey's accession negotiations with the European Union (EU), and the "Civil Society Dialogue" were accepted as a very important part of the negotiation process carried out on the basis of the Copenhagen political criteria and the EU acquis. Civil Society Dialogue came to the fore as an important step towards strengthening social and cultural dialogue and ensuring Turkey's social integration into Europe by eliminating prejudices and doubts that exist between Turkey and the EU.

With the “Civil Society Dialogue Between the EU and Candidate Countries” Communiqué published in 2005, the European Commission stated that it would support a strong, deep and continuous dialogue between the member and candidate country societies, including the EU institutions. With this strategy, the EU; By introducing its citizens to the different cultures, political and economic systems of the candidate countries, it aims to ensure mutual understanding and exchange of information, so that societies are informed beforehand about the opportunities and challenges that may arise with new memberships. The Civil Society Dialogue Program between Turkey and the EU, implemented with the financial support of the EU, was established in 2006 by the Presidency for European Union Affairs (at that time the General Secretariat of the European Union) to bring together non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Turkey and EU member states around a common subject. It was designed as a platform that will enable societies to get to know each other, exchange information and establish permanent dialogue. The first implementation of the program, which has been carried out for more than 10 years, started in 2008.



Our team

Turkey European Foundation

The Turkey-Europe Foundation considers the protection and development of the common values ​​of humanity, and within this framework, the principles of human rights, democracy, freedom and the rule of law as its main objective. It shares the longing for a civilized life where humanity can develop itself freely. In this context, it considers it rich to include every thought that defends different views that regard democracy and human rights as its main goal, and considers it a duty to support initiatives in this direction, regardless of which segment of the society or which political party they come from.

Project Coordinator: Büşra Karakuş

Project Assistant: İlknur Şahin

Center International de Formation Europeenne

CIFE is a leading educational and non-governmental organization in European Studies across the EU. The activities of CIFE started in 1954 under EU grants rules and controlled by the European Commission. CIFE organizes bilingual and trilingual master's programs and other annual programmes. With regard to summer schools and short sessions, CIFE has been practicing uninterrupted since 1960. Regarding publishing, CIFE's quarterly magazine started its publication life in 1960. It took its current form as a peer-reviewed academic journal in 2008. In addition, CIFE assumed the partnership of TAV in the “Active Local and Regional Participation in Regional Development Agencies” project, which was previously carried out under the CSD IV program.