Our volunteer – Rumeysa took part in the training in Fethiye Oludeniz. The main goal of the project is to increase dialogue between public institutions and youth organizations at the national and international levels.
The first part of the training took place between 1st and 7th August. A group of young people gathered together to discuss the importance of youth organizations, their role in the country and cooperation with public institutions. The training was given by GoFor – Youth Organizations Forum in Turkey.
“We learnt about public resources and EU funds that we can use in this programme in the days of public resources and civil society relationship, as well as EU funds, being international public resource”, says Rumeysa. It is worth nothing that according to the Mapping and Needs Analysis Report of Youth Organizations in Turkey, prepared in 2021 by GoFor, of which we are one of the member associations, 6 out of 10 youth organizations find their cooperation with public institutions almost non-existent or insufficient.
During the training, participant had a chance to learn also about legislation for civil society. “I think we will better understand that in the second part of the project, which will take place in Ankara”, adds Rumeysa.
As İmece Network, we participated in the “women” themed project preparation and cooperation workshop held on 22-26 July in Istanbul within the scope of ”Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services for Public-CSO Cooperation Project”. The workshop was organized to increase cooperation among different NGOs working in the same field, to prepare non-governmental organizations in the preparation of grant proposals and to conduct non-governmental organizations. Working groups were formed in the fields of education, psychosocial support, employment and refugees. The groups were asked to form a project, and practical training was given. Target analysis, strategy analysis, activity planning, time planning, grant management, contracts, budget preparation, monitoring of grant programs were discussed.
In the frame of Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services for Public-CSO Cooperation; 3rd tour of trainings in Istanbul is over. In the training we worked on strategic plan, good governance – cooperation with local authorities, and legal context of NGOs.