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TUSEV is organizing a workshop on 'Financial Action Task Force Arrangements and Civil Society' in collaboration with the EU Global Facility

The workshop, which will take place between November 30 and December 2, 2022, aims to help civil society operate in a more conducive environment.

About the workshop:

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) makes recommendations to Turkey on anti-money laundering (KPA) and countering the financing of terrorism (TF) as part of its regular audits and assessments in member countries. The FATF calls on Turkey to implement regulations on this issue in a way that does not affect the activities of civil society organizations (CSOs).

With the enactment of Law No. 7262 on December 31, 2020, regulations were made on issues such as association law and fundraising, and a risk analysis was introduced for association audits. In meetings held after the sweeping changes, CSOs shared their views on the impact of the regulations on the civil sector, and it became apparent that there was a need for information and discussion on these topics.

The EU Global Facility, which supports public administration and civil society in many countries in the fight against KPA and TF, organizes trainings for public institutions in Turkey. A three-day workshop with civil society is planned in partnership with TUSEV. The workshop, "Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Regulations and Civil Society," will cover national and international regulations to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, their impact on civil society, examples of best practices from other countries, and the role of civil society organizations as active players in defining national strategy.

About the EU Global Facility:

The EU Global Facility (GF-AML /CFT) was established by the European Commission in 2019 to support countries seeking to strengthen their systems to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. To date, it has provided technical assistance to various actors, particularly public entities, in many countries.

Detailed information about the EU Global Facility can be found here.

Important information about the workshop:

  • The workshop will be held in Istanbul from November 30 to December 2, 2022.
  • The capacity of the workshop is limited to 60 participants. Travel and accommodation costs of 30 participants from outside Istanbul will be covered by the organizers.
  • As the capacity of the workshop is limited, geographical distribution and area of activity will be taken into consideration when selecting participants.
  • One participant from each organization is encouraged to apply. If more than one representative from an organization applies, priority will be given to the participation of the representative who applies first.

About the application:

Organizations wishing to participate in the event must complete the application form, which can be accessed through this link, by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

All applicants will be notified of the results of their application via email on November 16-17, 2022.

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