About The Migration & Civil Society Project
In recent years, due to the increasing number of migrants, there has been a need to develop methods in practice, primarily for the host community, migrants and administrative authorities to improve their services. Accordingly, it has become crucial for civil society organizations operating in the field of migration to play an active role in cooperation and development of the dialogue within each other and with public institutions. Despite the increase in the number of civil society organizations that want to take a more active role in migration and international protection, the involvement of civil society organisations in policy making processes was limited due to the insufficient capacity of both the CSOs and the public institutions. For this reason, the need to draw a clear framework for a mechanism to turn policies into practice is emerged. Therefore, to develop dialogue and cooperation on the basis of accessible and transparent relations that will serve as a bridge between the two sectors has become crucial. As a result, it was found that both sectors need more capacity for communication, accession and hands-on experience on various migration issues.
In this regard, “Technical Assistance for Cooperation with Civil Society in the Field of Migration and International Protection” (Migration & Civil Society) Project has brought to life to develop administrative infrastructures in the field of migration and international protection. The project aims to contribute to strengthening the capacity and the cooperation of central and local civil society organizations and public institutions working in the field of migration and international protection throughout the 2019-2021 period. The Migration & Civil Society Project contributes to structural improvements in the involvement of the CSOs in policy-making, implementation and decision-making processes, and helps to strengthen the capacity of cooperation between the DGMM and CSOs working in the field of migration and international protection to strengthen the CSO-public sector dialogue.
The project is co-funded by the Republic of Turkey and the European Union and the technical assistance for the implementation is being carried out by a consortium led by International Consulting Expertise (ICE EEIG) and the partners International Centre for Migration Policies (ICMPD), Eurasia Social Change (ESC) and FCG Swedish Development (FCG Sweden).