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Applications for Right to Participate Training are Open

We have started to receive applications for the second Right to Participate training that we organized within the framework of the Freedom of Association Monitoring Project that we implemented with TUSEV and with the support of the European Union, in order to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations for their advocacy and participation.

We will hold the first meeting of the 4-day training series addressing the right to participation in different dimensions on October 21-22, 2022 and the second meeting on November 4-5, 2022.

Educational Content 

21-22 October 2022

  • What is the Right to Participate?
  • Freedom of association in national and international legislation
  • The participation of CSOs in the drafting of laws
  • Advocacy, campaigns, lobbying techniques

4-5 November 2022

  • Participation mechanisms in central government
  • Local participation mechanisms (legislation and practice)
  • Participatory methods and international best practices.

Both trainings will be held in Ankara. We will cover the cost of accommodation and transportation for participants coming from outside the city.

Application Calendar

Civil society organizations wishing to participate in the training must complete the registration form no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 2, 2022. CSO representatives who are admitted to the training will be notified by email on Friday, October 7, 2022.

To apply for the training

Criteria for applying

The training program is aimed at rights-based* CSOs that conduct advocacy activities and campaigns at the local and national level or have included these activities in their work plan.

  • It is mandatory that 2 individuals representing each organization apply for the training. Applications from individuals on behalf of CSOs will not be accepted. It is mandatory that two people to attend both trainings.
  • It is mandatory that both CSO representatives applying for the training complete the application form together. Except in exceptional circumstances, no changes in participants will be accepted after the evaluation.
  • It is desirable that at least one of the CSO representatives registering for the training be female.
  • Experience in agenda setting related to participation, monitoring and evaluation, or the intention to participate in decision-making or influencing public policy will be considered a plus.
  • It is beneficial if you have completed the courses in the "Everyone Needs Back-up Courses" section of the STOK Learning Platform. You can sign up for the STOK learning platform here.

How is the training assessed?

To ensure that the training is effective and efficient, the number of participants is limited to 20.

When filling out the application form, it is important that you provide detailed information that allows for a sound evaluation of the criteria listed below and that you do not use general phrases.

The evaluation will be based on the following criteria.

  • Complete the application form in full
  • Two people from one CSO have applied
  • Compatibility of the purpose of the application with the purpose of the educational program
  • If you are applying, you must have completed online content in the "Everyone Needs Back-up Courses" section of the STOK Learning Platform as a priority
  • Regional Distribution
  • Thematic distribution
  • Gender balance

*The rights-based approach identifies individuals as entitled subjects, while identifying government agencies and increasingly the private sector as duty bearers. The rights-based approach, based on human rights principles and standards, aims to develop the capacity of individuals to claim and defend their rights and the capacity of institutions to fulfill their rights-related obligations.

If your application is accepted, an "assignment letter" will be requested from the management structure of the organization you represent, confirming your participation in the entire program on behalf of your organization.

For your questions, you may contact us at [email protected]

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