Citizens Assembly

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6.25 Fte (9)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Citizens Assembly   (hCa)

    EU Transparency Register

    152896744065-48 First registered on 10 Sep 2021

    Goals / Remit

    Citizens' Assembly (formerly Helsinki Citizens' Assembly) is a civil society organization working on fundamental rights and freedoms, peace, democracy and pluralism.

    The Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Turkey started its activities in 1990 in parallel with the initiative of the international Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly and was established in Istanbul in 1993 as a non-governmental organization, recognized as an internationally operating organization by the Council of Ministers. Helsinki Citizens' Assembly was renamed as Citizens' Assembly with the decision of the General Assembly held in 2016.

    Main EU files targeted

    The Assembly works on fundamental rights and freedoms, peace, pluralism, citizenship and democratization. It aims to introduce - into daily life - values such as life with dignity, the rule of law and justice, accountable, transparent and participatory public administration, gender equality as enshrined in international conventions; an economy which does not destroy the social texture and peace, cities and the planet; resolution of conflicts and problems through peaceful negotiations, consultation and dialogue and to ensure that these values be concretely reflected and spread on a civic basis.
    In order to achieve these goals, the Citizens' Assembly organizes activities, symposia, seminars, workshops, panels and meetings at local, national and transnational levels (such as the Balkans, Caucasus, Mediterranean and European Union); issues publications; cooperates with civil society organizations, initiatives, think-tanks and academic community working on similar issues; develops contacts with public institutions at different levels.

    Working independently from political parties, governments and states and trying to develop pluralist democratic structures and civil society initiatives, the main working principle of the Assembly is the resolution of problems through mutual understanding and dialogue.


    Head Office
    Gumussuyu Mahallesi, Aga Ciragi Sokak, Pamir Apt. No: 7/3 Beyoglu
    Istanbul 34437 - 3
    EU Office
    Gumussuyu Mahallesi, Aga Ciragi Sokak, Pamir Apt. No: 7/3 Beyoglu
    Istanbul 34437 - 3


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Citizenship Association carried out a psycho-social support project for refugees living in Turkey between September 2012 and June 2021 with Médecins Sans Frontières' (Doctors Without Borders - MSF) financial and technical support. Twenty of the employees are the personnel of this project. However, after June 2021, this project was handover. The current number of staff is 9.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Human Rights Joint Platform
    Citizens Network for Peace, Reconciliation and Human Security
    EuroMed Rights,
    Migreurop’s member associations,
    Anna Lindh Foundation,
    The Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs),
    Coalition for the ICC,

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, EU funding, Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution European Union 153,470€
    Contribution Civil Rights Defenders 48,000€
    Grant European Union 153,470€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Biodiversity, hunting, countryside#Freedom of religion and religious tolerance#Anti-racism and diversity#Traditional minorities, national communities and languages#Green new deal#Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Communication activities

    The Helsinki Citizens 'Assembly (hCa), an international working conference that has also marked the starting point for the launch of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Turkey, is a network of inter-community solidarity operating for peace, human rights, an international economy that does not destroy the environment, international democracy and the rule of law.

    The Helsinki Final Act is an international agreement which provided a basis for creating conditions favourable to peace in Europe and made human rights a common value to be respected by all nations in a world which was divided into Eastern and Western camps in that period. The word "Helsinki", used in the name of our assembly till 2016, refers to the historic significance of this agreement.

    Other activities


  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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