This workshop is part of the project EU – Turkey Climate Policy Dialogue, financed by the European Union within the scope of the Civil Society Dialogue Programme between EU and Turkey, coordinated by the Directorate for EU Affairs.
The aim of this workshop is to present the Policy Vision Roadmap for Civil Society. The roadmap represents the outcome of the projects’ activities and dialogue between European and Turkish civil society which has been established during the past year.
The Policy Vision Roadmap is a holistic policy report presenting a vision on how to better articulate and align Turkish climate policy with the EU. Such a holistic vision is warranted as it will help structure civil society (and industries’) strategies and action plans towards clear objectives: furthering climate policy. The report puts forward the following elements:
- A high-level overview of recent developments in EU and Turkish climate change policy
- A set of good practices and lessons learned from climate policy developments in the EU which could be translated and applied in the local context
- Timeline and clear steps local Civil Society and stakeholders should take towards better articulating and furthering climate policy developments
The workshop will begin with a keynote speech by the Turkish authorities, after which a high-level overview of the climate policy developments in Turkey and the EU and the role of civil society in its development will be provided by the invited experts.
These interventions will set the floor for the main presentation of the Policy Vision Roadmap for Civil Society by the project team and the interactive panel discussion on the future and role of Civil Society in furthering climate policy. Finally, the moderator will open the floor for a roundtable discussion with other attendees.