SUPPORT

ETKİNİZ support is divided into two main topics:

1. HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING SUPPORT

Human Rights Monitoring support will help new and existing civil monitoring initiatives, including actions aiming at improving human rights monitoring based on international human rights framework. In this regard, this support will enable CSOs to design and implement their own actions with the support by Etkiniz.

What can you do with Human Rights Monitoring Support?

  • Strengthen your monitoring efforts with international human rights standards;
  • Create a strategic basis for your monitoring efforts;
  • Identify key indicators for your monitoring efforts;
  • Collecting and verifying data on your research topic;
  • Converting the collected data into statistical information;
  • Read and interpret existing data given in other studies in this field;
  • Issue internationally recognized monitoring reports according to your results;
  • Disseminate your findings and reports, and broaden outreach;
  • For this purpose, publish your results in easily understandable formats such as video or visual information;
  • Carrying out campaigns and lobbying activities related to your results;
  • Engage in dialogue and establish partnership with organisations operating in similar fields and develop key strategies;
  • Reach the public through press and media activities;
  • Share your work with public managers;
  • Participate in webinars on the internet or request webinar trainings for urgent training needs;
  • Request trainings for your needs;
  • Come together with different organisations, institutions and establishments to engage in dialogue for your human rights monitoring and advocacy activities;
  • Request guiding experts to support long-term capacity building and work together in your monitoring processes, or
  • For other issues related to human rights monitoring that we cannot think about

EXPENSES TO BE COVERES BY ETKİNİZ UNDER HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING SUPPORT

  • Venue rental
  • Food and catering
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation (covers room and breakfast only)
  • Daily expenditure support (EUR 10 per day for local travel)
  • Stationery costs
  • Translation (translation of reports, brochures, videos etc.)
  • Interpretation (simultaneous or consecutive)
  • Sign language translation
  • Equipment rental (Equipment purchase is not an appropriate support item. For equipment rental, the total rental price should not exceed 1/3 of the purchasing price of the equipment)
  • Website design, software and management
  • Software purchase and membership expenses (Database, storage, design, etc.)
  • Design and management of social media tools
  • Domain name and hosting
  • Design of the publicity, information, promotion etc. materials
  • Redaction of the publicity, information, promotion etc. materials
  • Printing of the publicity, information, promotion etc. materials
  • Dissemination of the publicity, information, promotion etc. materials
  • Expert supports (refers to the expert support provided from the ETKİNİZ expert pool (the budget allocated for short/long term expert support is not included in the maximum support amount which is EUR 3,000 and all expenditures of the experts are covered by ETKİNİZ.)

2. ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS SUPPORT

This category is about providing support to CSOs who want to directly target international human rights mechanisms for reporting and advocacy. This support will give an opportunity for CSOs to compile reports quickly for different international mechanisms. Support will include meetings, travel, translation and other logistics for report preparation. Also, CSOs will be able to use this support in order to access international human rights mechanisms such as attending meetings, reporting session, or one-to-one appointments.

This support category, relating to the monitoring of human rights, is designed to support the working visits between Turkey, EU Member States, candidate countries and the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) countries (International travel support requests to any other country will be subject to the approval of EUD), the examination of good examples in place and participation in the events with the items given below.

You can request for support from “ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS” section if you need support to ensure that your works are included in the United Nations, the Council of Europe and other similar international monitoring mechanisms or to access these mechanisms!

What can you do with Access to International Human Rights Mechanisms Support?

  • Prepare reports for International Human Rights Mechanisms
  • Organize visits to or meetings with International Human Rights Mechanisms
  • Invite members/experts of International Human Rights Mechanisms to your events and meetings in Turkey
  • Organize meetings or events on International Human Rights Mechanisms in Turkey
  • Organize advocacy events abroad targeting International Human Rights Mechanisms

EXPENSES TO BE COVERED BY ETKİNİZ UNDER ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS

  • Venue rental
  • Food and catering
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation (covers room and breakfast only)
  • Daily expenditure support (EUR 10 per day)
  • Stationery costs
  • Translation (translation of reports, brochures, videos etc.)
  • Interpretation (simultaneous or consecutive)
  • Sign language translation
  • Equipment rental (Equipment purchase is not an appropriate support item. For equipment rental, the total rental price should not exceed 1/3 of the purchasing price of the equipment)
  • Website design, software and management
  • Software purchase and membership expenses (Database, storage, design, etc.)
  • Design and management of social media tools
  • Domain name and hosting
  • Design of the publicity, information, promotion etc. materials
  • Redaction of the publicity, information, promotion etc. materials
  • Printing of the publicity, information, promotion etc. materials
  • Dissemination of the publicity, information, promotion etc. materials
  • Expert supports (refers to the expert support provided from the ETKİNİZ expert pool (the budget allocated for short/long term expert support is not included in the maximum support amount which is EUR 3,000 and all expenditures of the experts are covered by ETKİNİZ.)
  • International travel [*]
  • Accommodation Abroad (Accommodation item covers room and breakfast only)
  • Daily expenditure support (EUR 50 per day for international travel / EUR 10 per day for local travel)
  • Event participation fee
  • Passport fee (maximum 5-year of maroon passport fee is supported under the Program)
  • Visa fee (The visa process is the responsibility of the person applying for visa. ETKİNİZ Technical Assistance Team only refunds the visa fee).
  • Travel insurance
  • Departure fee
  • Interpretation and/or sign language translation (applicants are expected to work with volunteer consecutive interpreters. Travel, accommodation, etc. costs of the translator can be requested from ETKİNİZ)
  • Translation
  • Expert Support (refers to the expert support provided from the ETKİNİZ expert pool; the budget allocated for short/long term expert support is not included in the maximum support amount which is EUR 3,000 and all expenditures of the experts are covered by ETKİNİZ.)

[*] International travel support requests to any other country than the below ones will be subject to the approval of EUD.

Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom..

Candidate Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia.

ENPI Countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Algeria, Armenia, Morocco, Palestine Regional Authority, Georgia, Israel, Switzerland, Iceland, Libya, Lebanon, Egypt, Moldova, Norway, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, Jordan.

European Economic Area (EEA): Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway. European Common Market: Switzerland

WHO CAN APPLY?

To benefit from Etkiniz support, the main requirement is to be a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) officially registered in Turkey. The CSO should belong to one of the below categories:

  • Association
  • Foundation
  • Non-profit cooperative
  • Civil society networks and platform (These initiatives have to be represented by a CSO with a legal basis)
  • Civil initiative, community, network (These initiatives have to be represented by a CSO with a legal basis)
  • Union
  • Bar Association
  • Professional organisation

ORGANIZATIONS WHICH COMPLETE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE TO ETKINIZ AND RECEIVE USER NAME AND PASSWORD CAN REQUEST FOR SUPPORT!

HOW TO REQUEST FOR SUPPORT?

First of all, it is necessary to sign up to the ETKİNİZ Information System. Please click the “APPLY NOW” button to sign up.

If you enter into the ETKİNİZ Information System for the first time, click the “SIGN UP” button and the “SIGN UP ACCOMPLISHED” button after you complete the required information. When you enter the required information completely, you will see the sentence “Your signup is completed”. “User name and password” of the user whose signup is completed is automatically sent via e-mail.

All the users who want to sign up to ETKİNİZ Information System accept processing of their personal data by approving ETKİNİZ Privacy Policy. The relevant text is automatically presented for the approval of the users during signup to Information System.

After you receive your use name and password, you can request for support online in the ETKİNİZ Information System. When you complete your request, you submit it to ETKİNİZ by clicking the “SAVE YOUR REQUEST for SUPPORT” button. You will receive an automatic information to your registered e-mail address stating that your request has been received.

Support requests are made in Turkish. You can also apply in Arabic and Kurdish. As the information system is only prepared in Turkish, you can convey your request to destek@etkiniz.eu if you want to make a request for support in Arabic and Kurdish. Compliance checks of the requests s are announced via the Information System. Applicants have the right to object the compliance check results. You can send an e-mail to destek@etkiniz.eu for objections.

It is planned to support approximately 60 actions during the 2019 July-2020 July period.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

GUIDELINES FOR REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES