Funding for Civil Society

Funding for Civil Society

Funding civil society is at the heart of EU financial assistance to support Turkey on its path to accession. The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) is the means by which the EU supports reforms in the “enlargement countries” with financial and technical help. IPA II sets a new framework for providing pre-accession assistance for the period 2014-2020 and puts special emphasis on the need to work with and support civil society.

IPA support is complemented by a specific tool for the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy, the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), which provides direct financial support to Civil Society Organisations to stimulate the development and consolidation of democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Tenders and calls for proposals under IPA and EIDHR to support civil society are posted on the following websites :

EuropeAid website

The Central Finance and Contracts Unit website:

If you are an activist/CSO/CSO network looking for technical assistance, please check the following websites:

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