Marischa Weiser works in the department Active Citizenship at MitOst in Berlin. She is coordinating the “Civil Society Exchange” and “Tools for Citizens” programme.

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Call for Participants is open!

Are you interested in connecting civil societies between Turkey and Europe? Is your organization or initiative looking for an international partnership and needs organizational capacity building? Do you want to host and/or visit a partner organization?

Then don’t miss the opportunity to become part of an inspiring, diverse, and international community of civil society organizations and civil society actors. Apply here for Civil Society Exchange by December 4.

The Civil Society Exchange provides civil society organizations and initiatives a platform and framework for forming and fostering partnerships between Turkey and Europe. During the program, partners work together to create a model for tackling a mutual organizational issue and improving and building their internal capacity.

We invite actors to come together, work on organizational development, exchange ideas and good practices, inspire and be inspired, and take the next steps towards stronger organizations and initiatives. Read more about it here.

Civil Society Exchange is a cooperation between MitOst and the Center for Civil Society Studies of Istanbul Bilgi University, and supported by Stiftung Mercator.

How to strengthen our organizations?

How can we strengthen our organizations?

In July the first season of Civil Society Exchange was kicked off. 33 civil society actors from 8 different countries got together to get to know each other and to think about how they can strengthen their organizations. Together in partnerships of two organizations, they work on one specific internal organizational challenge. Discover here who is involved and what they are working on.

The Call for Participants is open!

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We are happy to announce the opening of the Call for Participants for Civil Society Exchange! Imagine how exciting and fruitful it could be to work in a partnership with an organization or initiative from Europe/Turkey. You would travel from one country to the other and develop a model together. Do you want to be part of this journey? Then get ready, look for a partner organization and apply until 5 June. We’d love to have a mailbox full with your motivations!

A new journey

Some people from the Civil Society Exchange are sitting around a table in front of a Café

The Civil Society Exchange team from Berlin and Istanbul is excited to start a new journey with this program! Civil Society Exchange is for motivated persons who are part of civil initiatives or organizations and who want to travel, get together with other civil society actors, and work in an international partnership on capacity building models. Find out more about this journey about.