Consulate General of the Netherlands in Istanbul, Turkey

MATRA and Human Rights Section

Nationwide 1st Call for project proposals for Matra and Human Rights Programmes 2017

The MATRA and Human Rights Department supports Turkey in the transition to a pluralist and democratic society, governed by the rule of law.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul announce herewith a call for project proposals for its first round Matra and Human Rights Programme 2017. 

The Matra programme aims to support Turkey’s EU accession through concrete and sustainable projects. The focus is on rule of law topics.

The Human Rights programme supports the further improvement of the human rights situation in Turkey.

Of special interest are projects that not only involve civil society organizations, but also include the government, private sector actors (companies) and other stakeholders. Deadline for submission of project applications is 31 January 2017.

Please visit the following pages for details on our program and the application form;

For Matra please click here

For  Human Rights please click  here

For the submission of project applications, please use the new application form. Only proposals that use this application form will be taken into consideration. Please make sure that you do not exceed the maximum information guidance in the form. We will not take proposals into consideration that exceed maximum length advices. Be as specific and short as possible and focus on core information for your project. Applications should be submitted in English.

The applications can be sent to the following e-mail address; 

If you have questions related to the form or the procedure please contact below given address.

The Consulate-General in Istanbul for organizations whose head offices are located in the Marmara Region (Istanbul, Edirne, Kırklareli, Tekirdağ, Balıkesir, Bursa, Kocaeli, Çanakkale, Yalova, Bilecik, Sakarya)



The Embassy in Ankara for organizations for organizations whose head offices are located outside the Marmara Region

Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Istiklal Caddesi 197

34433 Istanbul-Beyoglu


E :

T: +90 212 292 50 31



Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Hollanda Caddesi 5

06550 Yildiz Ankara


T: + 90 312 409 18 74