Project Description

CSR Turkey aims to promote CSR notion within international standards in Turkey and to increase CSR awareness which already exists with foundations, associations and guild culture in Turkey. CSR Turkey operates with an approach based on sustainable progress, corporate governance, public-civil society & private sector partnership.

In line with our objectives, we are implementing the ‘’Strengthening Civil Society-Private Sector  Partnerships Through Corporate Social Responsibility’’ Project in cooperation with CSR Europe within the context of Fifth Phase of the Civil Society Dialogue Programme.

Our overall objectives are to achieve the objectives contained in the acquis between the European Union and Turkey; learning good partnerships examples of Civil Society and Private Sector in the European Union countries and examining the conditions and arrangements for this cooperation.

What sectors have such partnerships, what are the disadvantages, what are the consequences, what kind of contribution does it make to the society and the economy? Our project will try to answer these questions.

One of our specific objectives in the project is strengthening the network and mutual exchange between partners and the creation of a sustainable CSR network in Turkey and establishing new collaborations expanding the best practice in this area. In this context, the dialogue between the actors will be strengthened and supported to achieve global and local goals. Literature reviews and interviews will be conducted to hold CSR situation analysis in Turkey and Europe. Civil society and private sector partnerships in Turkey and Europe will be examined and then this data will be converted to a comparative report.

The other specific objective is capacity building of non- governmental organizations and private sector representatives under the framework of corporate social responsibility and social dialogue. For this purpose, training in seven different regions of Turkey in order to raise awareness and capacity building will be held and CSR awareness will be gained to participants from various sectors. The training will increase the level of knowledge of civil society organizations and business, they will learn how the partnerships work in Europe by deliberating good examples and they will develop their own collaborations ideas. The network and communication established through the dialogue between the countries will be strengthened in the process after the training. Then, cooperation will be developed between different sectors at the local and national level.

OBJECTIVES

  • Capacity building of non- governmental organizations and private sector representatives under the framework of corporate social responsibility and social dialogue.
  • Strengthening network and mutual exchange between partners.
  • The creation of a sustainable CSR network in Turkey and establishing new collaborations expanding best practice in this area.