The main objective is to enhance protection of human rights in the context of migration and to strengthen the application of European standards in this field.

The main partners of the project are:

  • Ministry of Interior, including Directorate General of the Migration Management, Directorate General of Security, General Command of Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Command; 
  • Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services;
  • Ministry of Justice;
  • Justice Academy of Turkey;
  • Union of Turkish Bar Associations;
  • Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey;
  • Judges, prosecutors, lawyers and law enforcement officers;
  • Civil society organisations;
  • Migrants, asylum seekers, victims of trafficking and smuggling and persons in vulnerable situations, in particular, women and children.

The following results are expected:

  • Enhanced understanding of relevant stakeholders on human rights standards in the context of migration, particularly concerning women and vulnerable groups;
  • A strengthened human-rights’ based approach to smuggling of migrants

Project information

  • Duration: 29 months (1 January 2020 – 23 May 2022)
  • Place/ country: Turkey
  • Budget: 1 230 000 EUR
  • Funding: European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey