Applications for Haklara Destek are now closed

As per the schedule in the application guideline, all applications are in the evaluation process until end of April 2020.

The awarded applicants will be announced on this website when verification process finishes. Throughout the program, there will be updates from the supported CSO’s and their activities.

You may find other EU funded projects supporting the civil society on the right (or below, if you are on a mobile device).

BIRLIKTE aims at strengthening the organisational capacities and skills of local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to help them engage in effective pluralism and participatory democracy as active citizens’ organisations. The project provides financial support, institutional mentoring, communication and visibility support to CSOs.

Who is eligible?
Local CSOs and grassroots organisations engaged in rights-based activities.

With this grant program, Hrant Dink Foundation provides financial support, as well as institutional and technical capacity-building to projects focusing on the strengthening of human rights and democracy, the protection of rights and liberties, and the promotion of conviviality among different ethnic, social and political groups in Turkey.

Who is eligible?
CSOs, non-profit foundations and cooperatives, associations and universities working in the field of human rights and supporting diversity and equality through culture, art, education, media and science.

ETKINIZ aims at strengthening the role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the promotion and protection of human rights in Turkey. The project provides in kind support, online resources, training programmes, mobility support to access international human rights mechanisms, as well as networking support for CSOs engaged in human rights monitoring and advocacy activities at various levels.

Who is eligible?
CSOs that do human rights monitoring or intend to do so

The project aims at empowering pluralistic media and free press in Turkey by providing journalists with platforms for exchange and an environment where they can continue their work and develop their capacities. It comprises four support mechanisms: Website Technical Support Mechanism, Facility for Strengthening Freelance Journalists, Young Journalists Support Mechanism and Press House Support Mechanism.

Who is eligible?
Journalists (priority is given to unemployed journalists), media CSOs and media organisations.

The project aims at improving the environment for press freedom in Turkey by providing capacity-building for unemployed journalists and increasing advocacy and solidarity for media freedom. It provides editorial support, occupational trainings and advocacy campaigns, and offers working and networking space for journalists.

Who is eligible?
Journalists, including unemployed/freelancers.

The project provides emergency grants and capacity-building to Human Rights Defenders, as well as institutional grants for human rights organisations, promoting the development of effective advocacy strategies and networks of HRD.

Who is eligible?
Human Rights Defenders (individuals or organisations)

The Resource Centre aims at strengthening the competency, transparency, effectiveness, accountability and self-governance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), contributing to the improvement of their working standards and environment. The project provides Help Desk Services, organisational development trainings, digital empowerment, as well as support for good governance and public-CSO cooperation.

Who is eligible?
Local rights-based CSOs

Sivil Düşün aims at improving the environment for active citizenship and strengthening the organisational capacities, visibility, networking and communication skills of organised active citizens in Turkey. Support is provided within five different categories: events/meetings, mobility and networking, organisational needs, advocacy and campaigns, as well as communication.

Who is eligible?
Activists (individuals), CSOs (both legal entities and initiatives), associations, foundations, networks, platforms, unions and city councils engaged in implementing rights-based activities.