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EACEA National Policies Platform


4. Social Inclusion

4.2 Administration and governance

Last update: 28 March 2024
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Social Inclusion has a purpose of providing a solution to the people with low income levels, who have difficulty in equal participation in the society due to their educational background and physical or mental disabilities, through institutional regulations.

Main policies regarding the inclusion of young people in social life in Turkey are included in National Youth and Sports Policy Document.

In the Youth section of the 12th Development Plan covering the years of 2024-2028, some objectives related to social cohesion have been identified. Within the scope of fight against addiction, it is aimed to increase the quality and quantity of social cohesion services and to make necessary legal regulations for effective activation of post-treatment recovery and follow-up services. In the same document, another objective is to increase awareness, intercultural interaction, and coping abilities with challenges in order to minimize the social integration problems of young people under international or temporary protection.

When the policies and targets included in the “Disadvantaged Young People and Social Inclusion” main political area of the National Youth and Sports Policy Document are reviewed, stakeholders are identified from all sectors in relation to each policy and target.

Main actors in the field of social inclusion are as follows:

Cross-sectorial cooperation

In the Youth Centres social inclusion educations and programmes is implemented for the disadvantageous youngsters as well as for the Syrian youngsters which are under temporary protection in cooperation with charity organisations. Ministry of Youth and Sports collaborates with local civil organisations in determining the youngsters who are under the risk of social exclusion.

Within the framework of youthwork for fostering social inclusion, Youth Projects Support Programme offers grant opportunities to civil and voluntary organisations targeting the young people facing social exclusion or disadvantage whatsoever.  This grant programme constitutes a basis for cooperation between the Ministry and the civil organisations in the field of social inclusion of young people.

Within the framework of Project SIROMA, “Technical Assistance for Promoting Social Inclusion in Densely Roma Populated Areas” which is co-financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey and carried out between 2015-2017 the Beneficiaries, namely Ministry of Family and Social Policies, Ministry of National Education and Ministry of Health mutually implemented appropriate measures in the areas of social protection, education, health and employment of Rome People.