The Closing Event of the Fifth Phase of the Civil Society Dialogue and the Second Phase of Civil Society Support Programme implemented by the Directorate for EU Affairs was held on July 27, 2021.
In the opening session of the event, the representatives of civil society organizations who implemented projects under the grant schemes came together with Director-General for Financial Cooperation and Project Implementation at Directorate for EU Affairs Bülent Özcan, on “Civil Stage” YouTube live stream moderated by Oylum Talu.
Civil society organizations met within the scope of the closing event and, assessed the results of their projects implemented under the grant schemes at the World Café session and exchanged ideas on potential collaborations to be built in the future.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director for EU Affairs, Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı made closing speech of the event and he emphasized the importance of civil society during the EU accession process of Turkey.
The event aroused great interest from the participants and civil society organizations.
Under Civil Society Dialogue V and Civil Society Support Programme II, implemented between 2019-2021, civil society organizations in Turkey and the European Union implemented 70 grant projects with a total budget of approximately 14 million euros in different thematic areas, including environment, culture and arts, education, vulnerable groups, and business world.