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We Have Started Accepting Applications for the STOK Policy Prone Organizations Face-to-Face Training Program

As part of our Civil Society Capacity Strengthening Center project supported by the European Union, we will start the face-to-face training program for STOK 500 - Policy-Prone Organizations in March.

STOK 500 - Policy Prone Organizations is a long-term program aimed at civil society organizations that want to integrate different areas of law into their rights-based work and organizational structure with an intersectional approach.

Under the title Policy Prone Organizations we will talk about sustainable development and global goals, gender equality and mainstreaming, children's rights and mainstreaming, refugee rights and mainstreaming.

Deadline for registration: Sunday, March 03, 2024 Time: 23:59

The STOK 500 - Policy Prone Organizations face-to-face program is only open to representatives of CSOs.

There is a single application form for this training program, which will take place over a period of 4 months between March 2024 and June 2024. With this single application you can register for all 4 courses. It is sufficient to plan 3 days per month for each course. If your application is accepted, you must attend all courses. 

The dates for the scheduled meetings are as follows:

March 20-22, 2024            501 - Sustainable Development and the Global Goals
April 24-26, 2024               503 - Children's Rights and Mainstreaming
May 15-17, 2024               504 - Refugee Rights and Mainstreaming
June 11-13, 2024              502 - Gender Equality and Mainstreaming


Before applying for the face-to-face Policy Prone Organizations program, we encourage you to complete the online content of 500 - Policy Prone Organizations on the STOK Digital Learning Platform. If you have completed the online content on the STOK Digital Learning Platform, you will be given preference in the application process.

We would like to remind you that you must fill out the application form completely and carefully in order for your application to be evaluated. 

What will you learn?

  • We will recognize the links between the Sustainable Development Goals and our work in the civic space and together we will discuss and explore how the Sustainable Development Framework will provide opportunities for our areas of interest.
  • We will strengthen our capacity to take action to implement and maintain Gender Equality in the internal workings of our organizations and in the projects and programs we implement;
  • To embed the Child Rights approach in our work, we will learn how to take into account the 4 fundamental principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and what tools and mechanisms are needed to monitor rights violations from an intersectional perspective;
  • We will strengthen the capacity of our organization in the processes of mainstreaming Refugee Rights to include refugees in the civil society agenda in the context of migration and development and to ensure the representation of refugees in rights-based studies;

How can you apply?

If you would like to participate in the face-to-face program of 500 Policy Prone Organizations, simply fill out the application form. To apply, you must first register with the STOK Digital Learning Platform. You can register for the system here and then follow the steps to access the application form. 

All trainings will be held in Ankara. Accommodation and travel expenses of participants coming from outside Ankara will be covered by STGM.

The evaluation of your application will be completed within 10 days after the application deadline and you will receive a response to your application. Please note that if your application is accepted, a "letter of support" will be requested from the management structure of the organization you represent, stating that they support your participation in the entire program on behalf of your organization.

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