Updated: 24/07/2013

Istanbul Preparing for the European Union


The protocol ceremony of the “İstanbul Preparing for the EU Project” developed under the framework of “Provinces Preparing for the EU Programme II-Support for Regional Projects Component” within the cooperation of the Ministry for EU Affairs, İstanbul Governorship, İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Union Municipalities of Turkey is held on the 26th of April 2012.

The project aims at enabling the governorate, district governorate and local authorities in İstanbul to have the necessary information and capacity for tackling the EU related issues and the union aquis to be implemented effectively and properly at local level; likewise allowing the local authorities and local organizations to move in favour of the EU accession period in Turkey and to assess the opportunities provided by the EU for their best interest.

Within the project planned for two years an expert/assistant expert will be assigned for the 39 districts of İstanbul in order to assist to the EU activities. Furthermore, training programme on “EU Accession Process and AB Grant Schemes”, a “Town Twinning Programme”, an international symposium titled “Local Governments in Turkey on EU Process”, Europe Day Activities on 9 May, “EU Project Award” and “The Best Project of İstanbul Competition” will be organized. Besides these activities booklets titled “EU Projects in İstanbul”, “Fundamental EU Terms”, and “Local Governments in Turkey on EU Process” will be published.

* Call for Applications for the EU-Town Twinning Programme within the Scope of the “İstanbul on the Path To EU” Project

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