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The Section for Turkish - Swedish Cooperation hereby announces its call for applications for projects in 2021. Turkey

The Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul hereby announces its call for applications for projects in 2021.

The Section for Turkish-Swedish Cooperation at the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul has promoted collaboration between the two countries since 2001. 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 2021 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.

 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 21 September 2020.

 Application guidelines

Legally registered CSOs, foundations, associations, think tanks and universities are welcome to apply. Applications from individuals or businesses are not eligible.

In order for your project to 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 can find here.

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

If you have questions regarding your project proposal you can contact us 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.

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

Contact information:

The Section for Turkish -Swedish Cooperation:
Björn Jönsson
Didem Özalp


+90 212 334 06 04

+90 212 334 06 20

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