Partnership Program

Civil Society Exchange Partnership Program (CSEPP)

The Civil Society Exchange Partnership Program (CSEPP) is a multiplier program for civil society networks, umbrella organizations and established CSOs to adapt capacity building through mobility model Istanbul Bilgi University Center for Civil Society Studies and MitOst have been developing and working on since 2017.

Over the course of 2 years, selected partner organizations co-design and implement their tailor-made international mobility programs between Turkey and Europe to support capacity development of CSOs in their networks.

CSEPP 2020 – 2022

Civil Society Exchange Partnership Program 2020 – 2022 selected 8 civil society networks, umbrella organizations and established CSOs to take an initiator role on capacity building of the CSOs within their ecosystem. Over the course of the next two years, 8 selected organizations will continue to work in partnerships between Turkey and Europe and deliver 4 international mobility programs based on ‘capacity through mobility‘ model.

During the first year, selected organizations will actively observe  and co-implement with us the Exchange Program. In this way, partnerships will experience the process of organizing an international mobility program at first hand and learn by doing. Later in the second year, participants will develop a unique mobility program with their partner organizations for their network of organizations and kickstart their own program in 2021 with seed funding provided to them as a grant. As Istanbul Bilgi University Center for Civil Society Studies and MitOst are partners of Civil Society Exchange Partnership Program in 2020 – 2022, they will guide and support them in the development and implementation of their “capacity through mobility” programs with the financial support of Stiftung Mercator.

CSEPP 2020 – 2022 Participants