Deadline: 7 January 2018
The Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is currently inviting Turkish civil society, non-profit educational institutions, lower governments and semi-governmental organizations to submit new proposals to get support for their work.
The Matra Social Transformation Programme is a bilateral assistance programme of the Netherlands that aims to support social transformation in countries neighbouring the European Union. It focuses on activities that contribute to the further development of an open, pluralist, democratic society, firmly embedded in the rule of law. The Matra programme works via civil society organisations and authorities. The Matra programme has been active in Turkey since 2000. Through this programme, the Netherlands assists Turkey to manage its transformation in order to meet EU accession criteria.
Matra is open for applications by local NGOs, non-profit educational institutions, lower governments and semi-governmental organisations. Twinning with Dutch organisations and with partners from other Matra countries or new member states is possible.
Matra works with country specific priority areas. Priority areas for Turkey are identified within the overall framework of rule of law:
The following financial aspects should be taken into account when applying to the Matra programme:
- Project proposals with budgets ranging from € 25.000 to € 300.000 may be entered, although in practice most activities have budgets with the average of € 100.000;
- Although there is no minimum, projects in general should not be smaller than € 25.000. Organisations must prove that they are able to manage the project sum in a satisfactory manner; the Embassy or Consulate General may request reports by auditors.
How to Apply
The standard application and budget forms must be submitted electronically at the address given on the website.
Eligible Country: Turkey
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals 2017-18.