Powering Communities is supported under Civil Society Dialogue Programme. The Programme aims to bring together civil society organisations from Turkey and the EU around common topics, to exchange knowledge and experience, and to build a sustained conversation between them. More than 450 partnership projects have been financed under this Programme which started in 2008. In this fourth phase of the Programme, total of 80 projects developed on energy; environment; justice; freedom and security; consumer and health protection; regional policy and coordination of structural instruments; right of establishment and freedom to provide services; enterprise and industrial policy; agriculture and fisheries; and education are being realized by Turkish and European civil society organizations. Approximately 11 million Euro financial support is being provided.The Ministry for European Union Affairs is the responsible institution for the technical implementation of the programme, while the Central Finance and Contracts Unit is the Contracting Authority of the Programme.