The overall goal of the project is to improve the impact and effectiveness of civil society organisations (CSO) with regard to the implementation of equality and non-discrimination legislation and policy. The project is managed by Human European Consultancy (HEC) in partnership with the Migration Policy Group (MPG).The project is supported by the EU Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS). The project involves 32 countries (EU, EEA/EFTA, Croatia, FYROM, Serbia and Turkey) where local partners implement project activities. İstanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center is designated as the local project partner in Turkey. The project aims to help strengthen the capacity of CSOs working on non-discrimination and equality by developing training materials and activities for 32 countries across Europe. Within the scope of the project, İstanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center organised two training seminars in Istanbul, first in 25-26 November 2011 and second in 10-11 February 2012. These seminars were attended by 48 people representing CSOs, as well as government institutions, universities and trade unions. Members of the Center, İdil Işıl Gül, Burcu Yeşiladalı and Ulaş Karan contributed to the project as experts and trainers and they prepared a report entitled Training Manual on Discrimination: National Context Material (in Turkish). At the end of the project, Migration Policy Group, together with Human European Consultancy produced a training material with title Training Manual on Discrimination (in Turkish) that aims at strengthening the capacity of CSOs to deal with non-discrimination and equality. This manual was translated into Turkish along with other European languages.
For more information about the project and training manual in other languages please see web pages of Migration Policy Group.