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Open Call: Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy (Turkey)

The Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye launches a call for proposals under the Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy, the successor of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).


The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law in Türkiye through empowering civil society organisations in building resilient, inclusive and democratic societies.
The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
Lot 1: to support civil society organisations working on closing the accountability gap and fighting impunity.
Lot 2: to support civil society organisations working on promoting fundamental freedoms and strengthening civic and political space.


The priorities of this call for proposals are:

Lot 1:
Develop comprehensive approaches for ensuring accountability, in particular for the most serious human rights violations and abuses, and support victims in seeking remedy by linking national and international mechanisms;
Support initiatives to combat impunity for human rights violations and abuses and transitional justice processes;
Strive to eradicate torture and other forms of ill-treatment through prevention, prohibition, accountability and redress for victims;
Promote rights-based and gender responsive justice, access to justice and legal assistance, and right to a fair trial;
Monitor human rights in prisons and other places of deprivation of liberty and support the improvement, in line with international standards, of the detention conditions and treatment of persons deprived of liberty.
Lot 2:
Monitor challenges or opportunities for civic and democratic space, and support efforts to prevent and counter the closing of space and democratic backsliding;
Prevent and take action against violations of the freedom of peaceful assembly and association;
Promote and support rights of persons belonging to minorities;
Promote and take appropriate action against disproportionate restrictions on freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
Combat all forms of discrimination on any ground, with a specific attention to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination.   

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