15.10.2020

Call for Participants: Training Programme for CSOs in Turkey: Information Activism, Data Collection/Data Management (Deadline for Basic Training PROLONGED : Wednesday, 28 October 2020)

The deadline for “Information Activism and Data Collection/Data Management” Basic Training, organised by EU TACSO 3 Project for civil society organisations (CSOs) in Turkey, is prolonged until 28th of October, 17.00hrs (Turkey time). The CSOs who would like to apply to the training are expected to fill in the below mentioned application form and submit their application.

Detailed information regarding the “Information Activism and Data Collection/Data Management” Training Programme is provided below;


EU TACSO 3 is organising “Information Activism and Data Collection/Data Management” for civil society organisations (CSOs) in Turkey to be of assistance and to support them in the process of their data collection and data management strategies. The training programme will take place in the first half of November and consists of two different training programmes: An advanced training for national and regional networks, sub-granting organisations, social service providers, capacity building providers and a basic training for local CSOs and grassroots organisations with none or limited experience in data collection and data management.

Information Activism and Data Collection/Data Management Training Programme is envisaged to provide practical guidance to CSOs on data collection and data management practices which may correspond with their internal and external monitoring and advocacy practices. The training programme on data collection and data management is also considered relevant in the emergency situation and will have an added value as a part of mitigation measures following the COVID-19 pandemic that would serve for monitoring of rights violations during pandemic at local and national level. The training programmes should help up to 70 selected representatives of CSOs from Turkey to:

  • Inform on data collection and data management strategies and how to develop internal and external monitoring strategies based on qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Provide practical knowledge and skills on information activism and evidence-based advocacy;
  • Provide concrete examples of data collection practices of CSOs on gender equality, disability rights, youth rights, child rights, environmental rights etc.
  • Feed CSOs with information on digital rights and existing legal framework for protection of personal data;

Both training modules and practical work will be conducted on-line.

The training programme consist of two different training programmes dedicated to different target groups:

  • Three-day on-line advanced training (3hrs sessions for each day)

Dedicated to CSOs who are specialised in particular thematic areas (high-capacitated CSOs, national and regional networks, sub-granting organisations, social service providers, capacity building providers etc.). Targeting maximum 35 representatives from CSOs.

The three-day advance training will be organized on 3-5 November, between 10:00-13:30hrs for each day. Deadline for application: 23 October 2020, 17.00hrs (Turkey time).  Application is closed.

  • One-day online basic training (3hrs sessions for two days)

Dedicated to CSOs with none or limited experience in data collection and data management strategies (local CSOs and grass-roots primarily, but also other interested CSOs). Targeting maximum 35 representatives of CSOs.

The one-day basic training will be organized on 10-11 November, between 10:00-13:30hrs. Deadline for application: 28 October 2020, 17.00hrs (Turkey time). To apply fill-in the Application form.

Interested CSOs for each training should apply by filling in and submitting the application form. In order to ensure effective training with in-depth approach and practical exercises, the number of selected CSOs for each training will be limited (up to approximately 35 for each training). Each CSO can assign one representative and can apply only for one of the trainings, which is most relevant to their experience in information activism, data collection and data management.

The selection will be made by EU TACSO 3 based on the following criteria:

  • CSOs who express intention to adopt an organisational strategy on information activism, data collection and data management
  • Regional distribution
  • Thematic area distribution
  • Gender equality

Participants will receive certificates after successfully completed the training.

Training programme will be delivered by prominent experts, in Turkish language.

Both trainings will be complemented by downloadable manuals to be developed after the trainings are completed and a follow-up networking event aimed at exchanging of good practices on data management, different data collection methodologies and advocacy strategies in Turkey.

The Call in Turkish is available HERE.