Sivil Düşün Informational Sessions

Sivil Düşün Informational Sessions

The Sivil Düşün team is bringing together civil society organizations and activists to share the new structure, implementation process, application categories and criteria of the Activist Program.

Informational sessions begin in Ankara, Izmir, and Istanbul.

Ankara Informational Session
June 28th 2016, Tuesday
Time: 1.30 PM – 5.00 PM
Address: AB Delegasyonu Toplanti Salonu (Büyükesat Mh. Uğur Mumcu Cad. No: 88, GOP)

Izmir Informational Session
June 29th 2016, Wednesday
Time: 1.30 PM – 5.00 PM
Address: Kaya Prestige Hotel (Şair Eşref Bulvarı 1371 Sokak No.7 Çankaya İZMİR)

Istanbul Informational Session
June 30th 2016, Thursday
Time: 1.30 PM – 5.00 PM
Address: Novotel Bosphorus Karaköy (Kara Mustafa Pasa Mah. Kemankes No:57-59 Karakoy 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul)

To participate in the sessions, you can fill out the “Application Form”, or send an e-mail to with the subject title “Informational Session” on which session you wish to participate in.

Application guides, forms, and detailed information about the 2016 Activist Program will be displayed on the website and social media channels on Monday, June 20th. Prior to the application date, you can share all your questions on the application and implementation process of the program with the Sivil Düşün team after reading through the application guide, which will contain detailed information for all of the aid categories. The Activist Program, which begins June 23rd 2016, will begin accepting applications during the whole year. You can see the changes of the new Activist program by clicking here. Feel free to leave questions for the Technical Assistance Team below.

What is the new structure of the Activist Program?

The new application categories of the Activist Program are:

  1. Operation/Meeting Assistance: Work by CSOs towards advocacy, network establishment, cooperation and reinforcement is assisted.
  1. Mobility and Network Establishment Assistance: An appropriate environment for topics based on rights, on both the national and international level, network establishment, cooperation, entrepreneurial partnerships and mutual learning experiences is provided.
  1. Organizational Assistance: The capabilities and resources of fundamental organizations and disadvantaged groups are reinforced.
  1. Campaign Assistance: The advocacy efforts of CSOs and activists are supported through assistance with campaign administration and a supply of visual aids to reinforce their projects.
  1. Communication Assistance: The organization visibility and established identity of fundamental organizations and CSOs are supported.

The Activist Program is also transforming their application process along with its categories. The new assistance mechanism is flexible and swift, and supports the beneficiaries from the day of the application through to the implementation.

What has changed in the application and implementation process?

  • The Activist Program accepts applications at all times of the year.
  • Assistance reaches all actors of the civil society because of the enlarged resource pool.
  • The new and extended Sivil Düşün Information Desk team supports the beneficiaries throughout the entire implementation process
  • Sivil Düşün helps civil society actors meet with national and international foundations of similar interests and provides a medium for them to establish a network.
  • The program extends its aid limit with an inclusive point of view for all rights-based civil society organizations, civil cooperations, networks, platforms, trade unions, city councils, the human rights and civil society units of universities, university clubs, other non-profit organizations and activists concerned with human rights.