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EU seeking Proposals for Supporting Civil Society Dialogue Between EU and Turkey Grant Scheme

EU seeking Proposals for Supporting Civil Society Dialogue Between EU and Turkey Grant Scheme

Deadline: 12 November 2019

The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals for its program entitled “Supporting Civil Society Dialogue Between EU and Turkey Grant Scheme (CSD-VI)”.

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The global objective of this call for proposals is to develop a sustainable civil society dialogue between Turkey and EU Member states.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are two fold:

  • To increase bilateral exchanges and cooperation between Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Turkey and the EU at local, regional and national levels.
  • To promote awareness raising initiatives on importance and benefits of membership of Turkey to the EU within Turkey and the EU, and on challenges and opportunities posed by Turkey’s accession.


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The priority areas of this call for proposals are:

  • Establishing long term sustainable cooperation at local, regional and national levels between CSOs in Turkey and their European counterparts on areas within the scope of EU acquis and policies,
  • Influencing the general public opinion within Turkey and EU on importance, positive effects and benefits of membership of Turkey to the EU.
  • Further strengthening of dialogue between CSOs in Turkey with European counterparts established under previous EU financial assistance and other EU programmes, including CSD interventions.

Size of grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

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  • minimum amount: EUR 60.000
  • maximum amount: EUR 150.000

Lead applicant

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit-making and
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or Turkey or an eligible country according to the IPA Regulation and
      • For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. Unless sector-specific eligibility rules provide otherwise, if the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, applicants will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible to participate) or will be required to leave the project on the basis of the General Conditions of the grant agreement
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
    • be a CSO from Turkey (associations; foundations; federations/confederations of associations/ foundations; cooperatives), or
    • be a CSO from EU Member States or other eligible countries except Turkey (associations; foundations; federations/confederations of associations/foundations; entities established as not-for-profit companies/charitable organizations; cooperatives).


  • A lead applicant from Turkey must have at least one eligible co-applicant from the EU Member States and a lead applicant from EU Member States must have at least one eligible co-applicant from Turkey. A lead applicant from other eligible countries must have at least one co-applicant from Turkey and at least one co-applicant from an EU Member State.
  • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
  • Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant himself.

Affiliated entities

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  • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies).
  • Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to co-applicant(s):
    • Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
    • This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
      • Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
        • Entities affiliated to an applicant may hence be:
          • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by the applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by the applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
          • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
          • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
      • Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association,…) as the proposed affiliated entities.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2msf4LR and download the guidelines.

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