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The Section for Turkish - Swedish Cooperation hereby announces its call for applications for projects in 2020. Turkey

The Section for Turkish-Swedish Cooperation has promoted collaboration between the two countries since 2001. Based at the Swedish Palace in Istanbul, the Section aims to support civil society organizations throughout Turkey, to function as a resource for our partners, and to provide a platform for public debate. The Section´s support is guided by the Results strategy for Sweden´s reform cooperation with Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey 2014-2020. You can find the strategy here.

For 2020 we particularly welcome applications for projects that focus on:

-Creating opportunities for exercising human rights, especially freedom of expression and advancing democratic participation and accountability.

-Enhancing women’s and girls´ participation and influence in decision-making processes at all levels and in all areas, and providing forums where they can make their voices heard.

-Strengthening a pluralistic civil society that can work against social polarization and discrimination.

-Promoting a free and informed public debate on human rights, democracy and the rule of law.


We encourage projects that foster collaborations between different institutions and sectors of society; that include activities in multiple regions of Turkey and that are co-funded with other grant makers. We also encourage that a gender equality perspective is mainstreamed into the applicant’s organizational structure as well as their working methods and in the activities of the project.

The application must be sent latest by the 14th of  October 2019.


Application guidelines

Legally registered CSOs, foundations, associations, think tanks, academic, political, cultural and governmental institutions are welcome to apply. Applications from individuals or businesses are not eligible.

In order for your project to be eligible for review by the section for Turkish-Swedish Cooperation, you must complete the “Grant Application Form”, which you will find here.


First-time applicants and newly established organisations must also fill the self-assessment form. You can find the form here.

Before filling out the application, we recommend that you read the full strategy.

If you have questions regarding your project proposal you can contact the Section by sending an email. Contact information can be found below.

The form must be completed in English.

Please note the mandatory documents that you need to include your application.

The budget should be made in Turkish Lira. There is no budget limit.

The completed application should be sent to the Section for Turkish-Swedish Cooperation by regular mail. The Section does not accept incomplete applications or applications sent by fax or email.


Contact information:

The Section for Turkish - Swedish Cooperation:
Cecilia Bisgen Jansson
Didem Özalp


+90 212 334 06 00

Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul
İstiklal Caddesi No: 247 (Tünel)
P.K. 125
344 33 Beyoğlu İstanbul