Took to The Road "Together"
Developed by the Civil Society Development Center to improve the institutional capacity of local CSOs and with support of the European Union, the TOGETHER program was launched on 8 October 2018 at the Şinasi Stage in Ankara.
Representatives of 42 beneficiary organizations, The Head of Delegation of the EU to Turkey, Ambassador Christian Berger, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director for EU Project Implementation, Bülent Özcan, and the Head of the Civil Society Development Center Levent Korkut participated in the opening.
Opening speeches were made by STGM General Coordinator Tezcan Abay and Together Project Coordinator Tuğçe Bahadır.
Tezcan Abay, the General Coordinator of STGM, said that the Together program was prepared within the framework of the needs expressed during the meetings with CSOs.
TOGETHER Program Coordinator Tuğçe Bahadır said that the institutional guidance to be given to CSOs is the element that strengthens the program.
STGM Association Chairman Yakup Levent Korkut said in his speech, "We are looking forward to the results of the effects and experiences that will emerge at the end of the process."
The Head of Delegation of the EU to Turkey, Ambassador Christian Berger said in his speech that CSOs are important for all parts of society. Berger, told in his speech that they will continue to support shrinking CSOs in Turkey.
After the speeches, TOGETHER orchestra performed in stage. TOGETHER orchestra, which consists of 42 CSO representative performed two songs.
One of the most enjoyable moments of the opening event was the grant beneficiary CSOs leaving their handprints.