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We Are Now Accepting Applications for the Right to Participation Training to be Organized in Ankara

Within the scope of our European Union funded Monitoring Freedom of Association Project, we will organize Right to Participation training in Ankara on 27-28-29 April 2023 with the aim of strengthening the advocacy and participation capacities of CSOs.

In this 3-day training, we will discuss the right to participation in various dimensions; freedom of association in national and international legislation, advocacy, participatory methods and participation, CSO participation in law drafting processes, local participation mechanisms and participation mechanisms in central administration.

What is included in the training?

  • Freedom of association in national and international legislation
  • Advocacy
  • Campaigning, lobbying techniques, information gathering
  • CSO participation in law drafting processes
  • Local participation mechanisms (Legislation and implementation)
  • Mechanisms for participation in central administration

When will the applications be made?

CSOs wishing to participate in the training should fill out the application form until Monday, April 3, 2023 at 17.00. CSO representatives who are accepted to the training will be informed by e-mail on Monday, April 10, 2023. 

Accommodation and transportation costs of those who will attend the training from out of town will be covered by us. 

Apply for the Training

Application criteria

  • The training program is intended for rights-based* CSOs that carry out advocacy activities and campaigns at local and national level or have included these activities in their work calendar.
  • It is mandatory for 2 people representing each organization to apply for the training. Single person applications on behalf of the CSO will not be accepted. It is compulsory for two people to attend both trainings.
  • It is mandatory for both CSO representatives to fill out the application form together. After the evaluation, participant changes will not be accepted except in exceptional cases.
  • It is preferred that at least one of the CSO representatives to apply for the training is a woman. 
  • Having experience in agenda setting related to participation, monitoring and evaluation or a plan to be involved in decision-making processes/influencing public policies will be evaluated as a plus point. 
  • It is preferable to have completed the courses in the "Lessons Needed for Everyone" section of the STOK Learning Platform. You can register for the STOK Learning Platform here.

How will the training evaluation be done?

In order for the training process to proceed effectively and efficiently, the number of participants will be limited to 20 people. The evaluation will be based on the following criteria.  

  • Completion of the application form in full
  • Two applicants from one CSO
  • Matching the purpose of the application with the purpose of the training program
  • You will be prioritized if you have completed the online content in the "Lessons Needed for Everyone" section of the STOK Learning Platform at the time of your application.
  • Regional distribution
  • Thematic breakdown
  • Gender balance

*The rights-based approach defines individuals as subjects with rights, while identifying state institutions and, increasingly, the private sector as duty-bearers. Grounded in human rights principles and standards, the rights-based approach aims to build 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, you will be asked for a "letter of appointment" from the management structure of the organization you represent, stating that they approve your participation in the entire program on behalf of your organization.

For any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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