Ministry for EU Affairs organised a Civil Society Dialogue Meeting on "Turkey's EU Accession Process" on 26 January 2016 in Ankara with the participation of Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Ambassador Volkan Bozkır. More than 2500 representatives of civil society organizations, local administrations, business world and universities attended the meeting.
The representatives of civil society organizations, who contribute significantly to Turkey's transformation in the EU accession process, had the opportunity to express their opinions and recommendations.
Participants were also informed about funding mechanisms for NGOs within the scope of Erasmus + Programme and EU Pre-Accession Assistance.
Eight Civil Society Dialogue Meetings have been held up to now in İstanbul, İzmir, Konya, Adana, Bursa, Antalya, Samsun and Eskişehir within the understanding of "a strong civil society and a strong Turkey." More than 16.000 representatives from thousands of civil society organizations have participated in these meetings.