Supported under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA), the sixth of a series of Dialogue Seminars was held in Izmir on 16-17 December 2015. These seminars are one of the components of the Civil Society Dialogue (CSD) III co-financed by the Republic of Turkey and European Union and conducted by the Ministry for EU Affairs.
The Dialogue Seminars are organised to create a strong network between civil society organisations, media members, and public officials as the primary actors in the accession process. The seminars aim to strengthen the capacity of these actors to work collectively in improving understanding of EU-Turkey relations in the wider society.
The last seminar, organised with the participation of representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), local and national media representatives, as well as public officers from the cities of Izmir, Aydın, Denizli, Uşak, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Manisa and Muğla, lasted two days. On the first day, the participants shared their experiences on the panel "Dialogue Seminars for Cooperation between Public, Civil Society and Media: Understand, Express and Agree". Following this session, participants had the opportunity to evaluate their contribution to Turkey-EU relations and their means for delivering information about Turkey's EU membership process to the wider public.
For further details and dates of these Dialogue Seminars, please visit http://civilsocietydialogue.org/