VABpro - Expert Training Programme
Acronym of the Project: VABpro - Expert Training Programme
Full name of the Project: VABpro - Expert Training Programme
Category: "Building Capacity for EU Affairs in the Governorates Project" (VABpro) is financed under the IPA I Component - SEI: Support Activities to Strengthen the European Integration Process.
Abstract: The objective of the Expert Training Programme was to develop the necessary human resources at the EU units of the governorates of the pilot project provinces in a way to equip their staff on the EU matters.
Around 100 staff of the EU units from 20 governorates were given a 10-day training course on the topics such as EU institutions and policies; Turkey-EU relations; Accession Negotiations and Negotiation Chapters; EU Financial Aids and Project Management. The programme was also complemented with interactive training methods, such as EU decision-making simulation; exercise with learning cards on "What's EU?"; news analysis on EU matters; and, site-visits to the public and EU institutions taking active part in Turkey's accession process.
The expert training course was organised in two weeks.
Week 1 (27-31 May 2013):
- Historical Development of the EU
- EU Law
- European Economic Integration
- EU Policies: Regional Policy, Food Safety Policy and Rural Development Policy
- EU-Turkey Relations
- EU Negotiation Process
Week 2 (10-14 June 2013):
- Turkey's EU Communication Strategy
- EU'S Impact on Daily Life
- Turkey-EU Relations in the Media
- Public Opinion in the Turkey-EU Relations
- Local Governments in the EU
- EU Education and Youth Programmes
- EU Financial Aid and Project Management Cycle
The Expert Training Course also included a panel entitled "EU-Turkey Relations from Local to Univeral". The successful participants were also provided with a certificate at the end of the whole programme.
Duration: May-June 2013
Project Leader and Partners: The Ministry for EU Affairs
- Designing the Training Programme
- Implementation of the Training Programme
Project Website: http://www.vabpro.org/tr-tr/anasayfa.aspx