The program is funded by the EU Turkish Delegation and carried out by Hafıza Merkezi and Heinrich Böll Stiftung. The first stage realized between July 2020 – June 2021 includes:
- Core support to 48 rights based CSOs,
- Mentorship and one on one consultants,
- and workshops in the areas that determined by the needs self analysis by CSOs.
Supported publications and events
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.
Empowering CSOs Grant Program
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.
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.
Media for Democracy; Democracy for Media
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.
Organised Journalists and Strong Solidarity for Press Freedom
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.
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.
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.
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.