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About ETCF Phase 2 Türkçe

Chambers both in Turkey and in the EU have an important role to play in Turkey’s on-going EU accession process.

Over the last ten years several projects have enhanced the cooperation between Chambers from the EU and Turkey. Capacity of Turkish Chambers has improved as well as mutual understanding between both business communities. The most recent example of this cooperation is the EU-Turkey Chambers Forum (ETCF) which involved, between 2007 and 2009, 80 Chambers from all over Turkey and 28 Chambers from the EU and the candidate countries.

Based on this success, a second phase of the project (ETCF II) was launched in June 2011.

ETCF II is a two year project which will be implemented by the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES) in cooperation with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).

The overall budget, co-financed by the European Union under the 2009 Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) is € 5 million.

ETCF II objectives

ETCF II has the ambition to enhance the capacity of Turkish Chambers and Commodity Exchanges and their role in Turkey’s on-going EU accession process.

ETCF II provides new opportunities to strengthen mutual knowledge and understanding between Turkish Chambers and Commodity Exchanges and their counterparts in the EU, thus promoting the integration of EU and Turkish business communities and ensuring a stronger awareness of the opportunities and challenges of Turkey’s accession to the EU.

ETCF II activities

ETCF II offers:

1.    Activities to further develop expertise on EU related issues within the Turkish business community

·      A new edition of the survey on “Corporate preparations in Turkey for EU membership” will be conducted among Turkish companies. It will provide a detailed insight into the level of awareness and readiness of Turkish companies to apply EU legislation and an opportunity to gauge businesses’ opinion about Turkey’s accession to the EU.

·      A survey will be conducted among European companies on their perspectives towards Turkey both from a business and enlargement angle.

·      A new cycle of seminars on EU Affairs will be proposed to Turkish Chamber and Commodity Exchanges executives. The second edition of the EU Training Programme will provide Turkish Chamber and Commodity Exchanges executives with the latest, most insightful and advanced knowledge on the EU. Participants will receive the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to provide their member companies with relevant information on EU related issues and to represent the “voice of business” in the process of designing legislation at national and European levels.

·      In the context of the EU acquis audit, 250 Turkish companies will be screened by Turkish Chamber experts on their level of conformity with relevant acquis provisions. The Turkish Chamber experts will themselves be trained and assisted by experts from EU Chambers. A report on the main obstacles in acquis compliance in the selected topics will be published.

  1. Activities to strengthen the capacity of Turkish Chambers and Commodity Exchanges and to increase the cooperation and mutual knowledge between Chambers and Commodity Exchanges from Turkey and the EU

·      The establishment of approximately 20 partnerships between Turkish Chambers and Commodity Exchanges and Chambers from the EU will be at the core of ETCF II.

The partnerships will last between 10 to 12 months.

They will aim at increasing the knowledge of the Turkish Chambers and Commodity Exchanges on core Chamber issues (management, services, communication), at increasing the understanding of EU business practices in Turkey as well as fostering opportunities for trade and investment between both regions.

·      24 Scholarships for EUROCHAMBRES’ Academies will be provided to Turkish Chamber and Commodity Exchanges executives. Scholars will follow a professional development programme to enhance their management skills and improve the services offered to their member businesses.

·      4 study visits in the EU will be organised for 60 Turkish Chamber and Commodity Exchanges executives in total. The visits will be hosted by Chambers in the EU. These visits will have two aims: to increase the capacity of Turkish Chambers and Commodity Exchanges as well as to enhance understanding and knowledge on Turkey within the EU.

 

More information on the ETCF II website www.etcf.org.tr


 
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