Volunteering for refugee protection: strengthening refugee assistance services in Turkey

Started in 2016 in collaboration with the Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDF), the “Refugee Protection and Service Delivery Dialogue – Strengthening Partnerships to Respond to Syrian Refugee Needs” program aims at fostering the protection and integration of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Initiated within the framework of the EU–Turkey Civil Society Dialogue initiative, the program brings together civil society organisations from Turkey and the European Union to exchange knowledge and experience and to facilitate an ongoing dialogue across regions.

The program supports the establishment of volunteering activities managed by Turkish civil society organisations for Syrians under temporary protection status and other refugee groups. It will also provide a platform for participants to share best practices, network, and build relationships to support durable solutions for refugees in Turkey and the European Union.


Magdalena Boehm
Project Coordinator, ICMC Europe