Support to STGM
The EU has supported the Civil Society Development Centre (Sivil Toplum Gelişme Merkezi - STGM) since 2004. The STGM was established in April 2004 by a broad group of civil society activists following the completion of the first long-term EU Technical Assistance Programme for CSOs in Turkey. Its mission is to carry out advocacy, campaign, research, training and lobbying activities in order to ensure the development of participation and democracy in civil society, strengthen organizational capacity and autonomy, and make the voice of civil society heard in decision-making processes.
The target group of STGM is made up local civil society organizations active in the fields of gender, children, youth, human rights, the disabled, the environment, art, and culture/cultural rights.