About Us

About Us

About Civic Space

Who we are 

The Civic Space is a Technical Assistance Project funded by the European Union (EU) under the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community. Our objective is to strengthen the role of civil society in the Turkish Cypriot community, to promote EU values and to help develop a conducive environment for enhanceded trust, dialogue, cooperation and relationship between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities. We also promote the integration of the Turkish Cypriot civil society into the wider Union by facilitating links with EU-wide civil society organisations (CSOs) and CSO networks. The Civic Space started in September 2015 and will continue to work until September 2020.

Our Aims 

  • Increase and improve the capacities and actions of Turkish Cypriot CSOs; 
  • Increase collaboration and improve joint actions between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot CSOs; 
  • Strengthen CSOs role and civic engagement in the Turkish Cypriot community; 
  • Foster cooperation, support and exchange of best practices between Turkish Cypriot CSOs and CSOs of the EU Member States as well as with EU-wide CSOs and CSOs networks.