Open Call for Participation in ‘Cooperation & Collaboration for EU-Turkey Intercultural Dialogue’

Open Call for Participation in ‘Cooperation & Collaboration for EU-Turkey Intercultural Dialogue’

Cooperation & Collaboration for EU-Turkey Intercultural Dialogue’

EU-Turkey Intercultural Dialogue (ICD) Programme, which is conducted by Yunus Emre Institute and co-funded by Turkey and the EU, was initiated in January 2019, and it is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2021. The programme provided grants for four large-scale projects led by the major national cultural institutes that are members of EUNIC, and numerous cultural activities took place in Turkey and the EU countries within the scope of the programme. Intending to boost the cultural dialogue and interaction between Turkey and the EU, the programme aims to support long-term joint cultural initiatives and strengthen communication by contributing to the establishment of stronger cultural relations between civil society organisations in Turkey and Europe.

One of the objectives of the programme is to organize activities aimed at bringing together and identifying potential partners for projects and activities to be carried out to improve intercultural dialogue between the EU and Turkey. To this end, two “networking” events are planned this year under the leadership of Yunus Emre Institute. The networking events aim to improve the communication between the Yunus Emre Institute and the civil society organisations, universities and municipalities which have the intention and capacity of contributing to the cultural interaction between Turkey and the EU and to increase the possibilities and capacities of these institutions for conducting joint projects.  In this regard, this event call has been published for civil society organisations, universities and municipalities interested to join the “Intercultural Dialogue Networking”.

In the on-line event, good practices in the field of intercultural dialogue will be presented, project ideas on intercultural dialogue will be discussed, and an environment of inter-institutional cooperation will be provided for the establishment of new partnerships.


Applying institutions must be;

  • Interested in the Culture/Arts sectors,
  • Ambitious to collaborate with similar organisations in Turkey and the EU Member States,
  • Civil society organisations with association or foundation status,
  • A university, or
  • A municipality.

You are also expected to have the capacity to design and implement projects in your organisation and to communicate with potential partners in Europe.

The Intercultural Dialogue Networking study aims to support the organisations which have no experiences in EU studies or EU funds. For this reason, half of the participating organisations will be selected from among the organisations that have little or no previous experience of participating in EU programmes in Turkey.


By joining the Intercultural Dialogue Networking activities, your organisations will learn to develop successful activities and new projects on Intercultural Dialogue; have the chance to meet new potential partners for future collaboration; and learn about future funding opportunities.

You can fill in the ‘expression of interest’ form at below, by 18th November 2020.

Event dates will be announced later.


Complete the simple ‘expression of interest’ form online at below, by 18th November 2020.


The contents of this call are the sole responsibility of the FCG Sweden consortium and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.