Civil Society Exchange Programme for Partnerships across Turkey and Europe

Civil Society Exchange is a collaboration project between Center for Civil Society Studies at Istanbul Bilgi University and MitOst e.V. to support civil society organisations and civil initiatives in Turkey and Europe through cross-border cooperation. The project encourages civil society organisations, including those working in the culture field, to form and foster partnerships across Turkey and Europe to learn from each other and to strengthen their organisational capacity.

Applications are now open for the next cycle of the programme, starting in November 2020. Applicants are required to apply as international partnerships in which one applicant is a civil society organisation or initiative from Turkey and one is from a European Union country.

During the programme, partner organisations will work together to develop a strategy for tackling a mutual organisational issue, implement a solution for this specific problem, and improve their internal capacity through cross-border collaboration. Partnership funding of 3500 EUR is available, alongside other forms of support. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed us to reimagine what mobility and cross-border collaboration can look like in a world where physical meetings are limited. Thus, this year the Civil Society Exchange programme is being expanded to include both physical and virtual peer learning environments for capacity building.

Following opening meetings (online) in November 2020, the partnership exchange will take place December 2020 – June 2021.

Deadline: 5 October 2020

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