About the Project

To contribute to improving the civil society dialogue between NGOs and public organizations in TR and in the EU about disability rights and underlining the importance of European level instruments and necessity of local actions within the involvement of varied sectors as mentioned in Chapter 19: Social Policy and Employment.

Developing the capacity of NGOs and public institutions to fully exploit rights for individuals and their families with disabilities in the EU acquis “Chapter 19: Social Policy and Employment”.To establish new partnerships and dialogue between NGOs and public organizations in the disability field in Turkey and Romania. To raise the awareness of Turkey’s accession of the EU and disability rights within EU acquis Chapter 19: Social Policy and Employment.

Project Goals

Civil Society Organizations

Public Bodies

Local Authorities Representatives

Trainers and Youth Workers

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. 
African Proverb

Main Activities

There are 4 milestones of 12 months action plan.

Dialogue & Networking

Two Fact Finding Conferences (1 in Mersin and 1 in Constanta) will be realized as the first step of dialogue and networking process.


Content Development of Training Module and Manual for Training of Trainers will be done to respond the methodological needs of trainers in their further works with PwD and their families about such topics: disability rights, active participation, and citizenship.

Capacity Building

International Training of Trainers in Mersin: 18 trainers / youth workers from NGO’s and public bodies in Turkey and Romania will attend to a Training for Trainers (ToT) program to develop their methodological capacities and train on the Disability rights, Non-Formal Education, Experiential Learning Methodology, active participation and participation.

EU-TR Awareness & Dissemination

European Cooperation in the Field of Disability” Seminar in Romania will be held during the Study Visit to share the good practices and to establish the network between stakeholders.

E-learning Process for ToT

The learning process of these trainers will continue online learning platform which will provide open space for these trainers to turn their theoretical knowledge into practical by working in small groups with other trainers.

Study Visit in Romania

To help NGO Managers to compare their local reality with European countries’ and increase their awareness on activities organized in the field of disability in European dimension.

Project Activities

Kick-off Meeting

Kick-off Meeting was held at online platform within the participation of the representatives of Project consortium on 27th-28th-31th May and 4th of June 2021.

Fact Finding Conference

It was held two Fact Finding Conference in Constanta on 28th June 2021 and in Mersin on 13th of July 2021 within the participation of NGOs, public institutions and people who have disabled family members.

Training of Trainers

Training of Trainers was held in Mersin with 20 representatives of NGOs and public institutions between 18-24th of August 2021.

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