Strengthening the EU-Turkey Civil Society Cooperation for the Support of Integration of Refugees and Migrants
Amidst the so called refugee crisis, the increasing migratory flows, the policy environment engendered with the EU Turkey joint statement and the European Agenda on Migration, there is a need to strengthen the ties of CSOs in order to develop well-coordinated strategies for the benefit of all parties involved and society at large. Aiming at fostering an EU-Turkey transnational dialogue space for civil society in the field of refugees’ and migrants’ integration, five CSOs from Turkey, Italy and Greece will collaborate for a 15-month project supported in the context of Civil Society Dialogue Programme.
During this 15-month project we aim tο:
- intensify cooperation and networking among CSOs in Europe and in Turkey,
- enhance their capacity in promoting migrants’ and refugees’ integration,
- reinforce the role of CSOs in policy making and in developing solutions in the migration sector and
- increase public awareness on the rights of refugees and migrants and on the benefits of receiving migrants/refugees in host societies.
Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family