“Active Citizenship, Civic Initiatives and Volunteering” P2P Event was organised within the scope of EU TACSO 3 Project (Technical Assistance Project for Non-Governmental Organizations in the Western Balkans and Turkey) People-to-People (P2P) Programme, with the participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) working in different thematic areas in Turkey. The main objective of the event was to create a space to discuss different volunteer management and orientation mechanisms as well as the favourable legal framework for volunteering.

Held as three half-day meeting between 23-25 ​​June 2021, the event brought together more than 50 CSOs from Turkey working with volunteers in various thematic areas. During the meeting both speakers from the Western Balkan countries (North Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro) that have developed a legal framework for volunteering, as well as examples from CSOs that have developed a conceptual framework on volunteering and/or different volunteer management and orientation mechanisms took place. With this meeting, the participating CSOs had the opportunity to share their experiences under the main topic of volunteering and were informed about active citizenship, civic initiatives and different studies on the development of volunteerism in Turkey. In addition to that, since the preparation of the 11th Development Plan there is an ongoing discussion in Turkey on the development of a legal basis to frame voluntary work in Turkey. In this respect, the Event also had the main objective of providing an open space for discussions on the opportunities and limits of drawing a legal framework for volunteering in Turkey. Together with this conclusion report it is aimed to make all the information available to civil society organisations including all the presentations and discussions made during the meeting, as well as the opinions and recommendations for the establishment of a conducive legal framework for volunteering in Turkey.

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