Author(s): ?lgar SEY?DOV
The concept of civil dialogue has become popular and phenomenon by the harmonization programs of EU that have been conducting with candidate countries within membership process. The origin of civil dialogue is stemmed from Antique dialogue philosophy. Civil society is selected and defined as the main implementation area for civil dialogue practices. In this context, civil society can be seen as the convergent line between civil society and dialogue. In the study, firstly, it will be focused on the conceptualization and historical background of civil dialogue. Then, the Civil Society Dialogue program of EU which has been conducting with Turkey since 2008 will be analyzed within the scope of research. Framing analysis was selected as research method. The reserach aims to find out how civil dialogue was defined, which pracitces were conducted and how they were promoted by the related program. Based on the findings, the differences between theory and practice of civil dialogue will be analyzed.