Via Hürriyet Daily News:
Thirteen democratization projects worth more than 1.5 million euros have been approved by the European Union within the framework of Turkey’s EU membership bid.
Project themes range from social justice to social inclusion to protection human rights. They are aimed at including nongovernmental actors in raising public awareness and helping initiate the necessary reforms.
The project awarded the most funding is titled “Promotion of Human Rights for Sex Workers and Transgender people” with a grant worth 140,000 euros. The projects have already been launched and will last on average 16 months.
The funding comes with the legislation of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, or EIDHR, which is managed by the Section for Institution Building and Civil Society at the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, or EUD.
A significant rise in EU-project funding has been noticed during recent years as a result of Turkey’s accession bid.
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