EU Resettlement Network

“Volunteering for Refugee Protection: Strengthening refugee assistance services in Turkey”

 

 

 

ICMC Europe and HRDF start EU-Turkey Civil Society Dialogue project

Following SHARE Network activities in the field of volunteering for refugees, ICMC Europe and project partner Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDF) are pleased to announce the commencement of a new programme:

“Refugee Protection and Service Delivery Dialogue – Strengthening Partnerships to Respond to Syrian Refugee Needs”.

The project is part of the EU –Turkey Civil Society Dialogue programme, bringing together civil society organisations from Turkey and the EU, to exchange knowledge and experience, and to facilitate an ongoing dialogue between organisations.

The ‘Refugee Protection and Service Delivery Dialogue’ project, will support the setting up of Turkish civil society organisations' volunteering programmes for Syrians under temporary protection status and other refugee groups; exchange of best practices to strengthen refugee protection and integration in Turkey; and provide a platform for participants to network, exchange and build relationships to support durable solution for refugees in Turkey and the European Union.

 

List of activities / conferences in Turkey and Italy





  Objectives

Participants

Location

Dates 2016

European Exchange Visit

  • support planning and coordination of Turkish civil society organisations' volunteering programmes;
  • explore common challenges, opportunities and approaches to volunteering, refugee protection and integration in Turkey; and
  • provide a platform for participants to network, exchange ideas and build relationships to assist in the future development of creating durable solutions for refugees in Turkey and the European Union.

30 participants (10 EU / 20 TR): Turkish and European NGOs, national and local government authorities, UNHCR and local service providers

Istanbul

4-6 April

Roundtable meeting

  • support planning and coordination of Turkish civil society organisations' volunteering programmes;
  • Developing an understanding of the priorities, strengths and challenges of individual regional and local contexts, through site visits, research and intensive dialogue with relevant actors;
  • provide a platform for participants to network, exchange ideas and strengthen local partnerships and communication.

40 local stakeholders (10 EU / 15 TR): national and European NGOs, central government authorities and local service providers (including local governments).

Eskisehir

14-15 July

European Exchange Visit

  • showcase planning and coordination of European civil society organisations' volunteering programmes;
  • explore common challenges, opportunities and approaches to volunteering, refugee protection and integration in the EU and Turkey; and
  • provide a platform for participants to network, exchange ideas and build relationships to assist in the future development of creating durable solutions for refugees in Turkey and the European Union.

30 participants (15 EU / 15 TR): Turkish and European NGOs, national and local government authorities, UNHCR and local service providers

Milan

23-25 November

Roundtable meeting

  • support planning and coordination of Turkish civil society organisations' volunteering programmes;
  • Developing an understanding of the priorities, strengths and challenges of individual regional and local contexts, through site visits, research and intensive dialogue with relevant actors;
  • provide a platform for participants to network, exchange ideas and strengthen local partnerships and communication.

25 local stakeholders (10 EU / 15 TR): national and European NGOs, central government authorities, UNHCR and local service providers (including local governments).

Ankara

April 2017

 

For more information on the Refugee Service Delivery project and opportunities to get engaged in project activties contact Project coordinator Magdalena Boehm (ICMC Europe) at boehm@icmc.net.