The aim of the project is to facilitate the development of a sustainable model of participatory and human rights based local governance programming practice with direct participation of disadvantaged and invisible groups in a rapidly developing newly emerged Municipality area in Istanbul. This project targets to create a model baseline for more than 950 local municipality governments across the country. Moreover, the project will also aim to enhance the capacity of local groups and civic actors in Atasehir.
Project activities include (I) providing trainings for both staff members of Atasehir Municipality and community leaders/Civil society organisations representing various disadvantaged groups on best practices of participatory programming, code of conduct local government and civil society dialogue, skills and methodology of strategic social programming and evaluation, role of local governments in combating discrimination.(ii) Development of three manuals, namely, on “Best practices handbook of local government human rights based participatory programming”, “Guide for Civil Society on local government processes” and “Guide for local government staff for human rights based and anti-discriminatory programming and service provision. (iii) Development of a jointly drafted rights based and participatory local government program on selected issues. Expected results are increasing the capacity of Atasehir Municipality as an effective actor in terms of human rights and anti-discrimination for its local residents, and developing a model for the use of other municipalities in order to develop human rights based, anti-discriminatory and participative social programming.
- “Best practices handbook of local government human rights based participatory programming”
- “Guide for Civil Society on local government processes”
- “Guide for local government staff for human rights based and anti-discriminatory programming and service provision”