Ministry for EU Affairs organised a Civil Society Dialogue Meeting on “Turkey’s EU Accession Process” on 17 May 2016 in Erzurum with the participation of Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Ambassador Volkan Bozkır. More than 1000 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.
Twelve Civil Society Dialogue Meetings have been held up to now in İstanbul, İzmir, Konya, Adana, Bursa, Antalya, Samsun, Eskişehir, Ankara, Kayseri, Gaziantep and Hatay within the understanding of “a strong civil society and a strong Turkey.” Around 25.500 representatives from thousands of civil society organizations have participated in these meetings.