Updated: 28/05/2019

Civil Society Dialogue Meetings

The EU accession process concerns all aspects of social life; it requires participation and contribution not only of the state, but also of civil society as well. Therefore, after the announcement of “Türkiye’s New European Union Communication Strategy”  to the public on  October 16, 2014, Civil Society Dialogue meetings gained momentum in order to share the new EUCS with different stakeholders. Eleven civil society dialogue meetings have been held in İstanbul, İzmir, Konya, Adana, Bursa, Antalya, Samsun, Eskişehir, Ankara, Kayseri, Gaziantep, Hatay and Erzurum within the understanding of “a strong civil society and a strong Türkiye.” More than 25,000 representatives from thousands of civil society organisations have participated in these meetings. 

In the meeting, NGO representatives, who contribute significantly to Türkiye's transformation in the EU accession process, had the opportunity to express their opinions and recommendations.

Moreover, participants have been informed on financial assistance to be provided to NGOs within the scope of Erasmus+ Programme and EU Pre-Accession Assistance.


1.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Istanbul, November 26, 2014)

2.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Izmir, February 19, 2015)

3.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Konya, March 18, 2015)

4.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Adana, March 24, 2015)

5.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Bursa, April 22, 2015)

6.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Antalya, April 28, 2015)

7.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Samsun, December 24, 2015)

8.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Eskişehir, January 7, 2016)

9.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Ankara, January 26, 2016)

10.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Kayseri, February 24, 2016)

11.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Gaziantep, March 16, 2016)

12.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Hatay, April 28, 2016)

13.Civil Society Dialogue Meeting (Erzurum, May 17, 2016)


Please click here for the detailed information about the previous Civil Society Dialogue Meetings in the scope of EUCS.


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