Presentation on theme: "EC Delegation to Turkey 1 EUROPEAN UNION FUNDING POSSIBILITIES Mustafa BALCI Education and Training Sector Manager NIHA CONFERENCE – Kızılcahamam / ANKARA."— Presentation transcript:
EC Delegation to Turkey 1 EUROPEAN UNION FUNDING POSSIBILITIES Mustafa BALCI Education and Training Sector Manager NIHA CONFERENCE – Kızılcahamam / ANKARA 13 – 16 January 2008
EC Delegation to Turkey 2 LISBON STRATEGY The Union must become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge- based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion (European Council, Lisbon, March 2000).
EC Delegation to Turkey 3 LISBON STRATEGY Ministers of education agreed on three major goals to be achieved by 2010 for the benefit of the citizens and the EU as a whole: to improve the quality and effectiveness of EU to improve the quality and effectiveness of EU education and training systems; education and training systems; to ensure that they are accessible to all; to ensure that they are accessible to all; to open up education and training to the wider to open up education and training to the wider world. world.
EC Delegation to Turkey 4 LISBON STRATEGY "Education and Training 2010" integrates all actions in the fields of education and training at European level, including vocational education and training (the "Copenhagen process"). As well, the Bologna process, initiated in 1999 is crucial in the development of the European Higher Education Area. Both contribute actively to the achievement of the Lisbon objectives and are therefore closely linked to the "Education and Training 2010" work programme. Copenhagen processBologna processCopenhagen processBologna process
EC Delegation to Turkey 5 COPENHAGEN PROCESS Recognition of competences and qualifications Investigating how transparency, comparability, transferability and recognition of competences and/or qualifications, between different countries and at different levels, could be promoted by developing reference levels, common principles for certification, and common measures, including a credit transfer system for vocational education and training Increasing support to the development of competences and qualifications at sectoral level, by reinforcing cooperation and co- ordination especially involving the social partners. Several initiatives on a Community, bilateral and multilateral basis, including those already identified in various sectors aiming at mutually recognised qualifications, illustrate this approach.
EC Delegation to Turkey 6 COPENHAGEN PROCESS Transparency, information and guidance Increasing transparency in vocational education and training through the implementation and rationalization of information tools and networks, including the integration of existing instruments such as the European CV, certificate and diploma supplements, the Common European framework of reference for languages and the EUROPASS into one single framework. Strengthening policies, systems and practices that support information, guidance and counselling in the Member States, at all levels of education, training and employment, particularly on issues concerning access to learning, vocational education and training, and the transferability and recognition of competences and qualifications, in order to support occupational and geographical mobility of citizens in Europe.
EC Delegation to Turkey 7 COPENHAGEN PROCESS Quality assurance Promoting cooperation in quality assurance with particular focus on exchange of models and methods, as well as common criteria and principles for quality in vocational education and training. Promoting cooperation in quality assurance with particular focus on exchange of models and methods, as well as common criteria and principles for quality in vocational education and training. Giving attention to the learning needs of teachers and trainers within all forms of vocational education and training. Decentralization: Measures should be voluntary and principally developed through bottom-up cooperation Measures should be voluntary and principally developed through bottom-up cooperation
EC Delegation to Turkey 8 WHAT IS IPA? New EU financial assistance instrument for the period 2007-2013 the period 2007-2013 States: Turkey, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovoa Kosovoa Financial assistance of approximately 1.6 billion € to Turkey in years 2007, 2008, 2009 billion € to Turkey in years 2007, 2008, 2009
EC Delegation to Turkey 9 OBJECTIVES OF IPA Organise pre-accession financial assistance under a single framework under a single framework Support for the adoption and implementation of the EU acquis communautaire of the EU acquis communautaire Prepare the country for the implementation of EU Structural Funds EU Structural Funds Contribute towards adoption of EU policies and socio economic levels and socio economic levels
EC Delegation to Turkey 10 IPA COMPONENTS Component 1:Transition Assistance and Institution Building Component 2:Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation Component 3:Regional Development Component 4:Human Resources Develop. Component 5: Rural Development
EC Delegation to Turkey 11 INDICATIVE FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK(M€) Component 2007 2008 2009 Total I – Institution Building 252.2 250.2 233.2 735.6 II – Cross-border Coop. 6.6 8.8 9.4 28.953,00 III – Regional Dev. 167.5 173.8 182.7524,00 IV – Human Res. Dev. 50.2 52.9 55.6158.7 V – Rural Dev. 20.7 53.0 85.5159.2 Total 497.2 538.7 566.41602.3
EC Delegation to Turkey 12 IPA: HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT Article 11 IPA Commission Regulation “The Human Resources Development Component shall support candidate countries (….) in policy development as well as preparation for the implementation and management of the Community’s cohesion policy, in particular in their preparation for the European Social Fund. It may in particular contribute towards the financing of the type of actions for under regulation (EC) 1784/1999 [on the European Social Fund]”
EC Delegation to Turkey 13 OBJECTIVES OF THE HRD COMPONENT In the framework of the European Employment Strategy and the revised Lisbon Strategy: - Strengthening education and training systems - Inclusion of inactive social groups into labç market - Improvement of social inclusion -Promotion of equal opportunities for men and women - Combating all forms of discrimination
EC Delegation to Turkey 14 BASIC DOCUMENTATION FOR HRD COMPONENT
EC Delegation to Turkey 15 MULTI-ANNUAL INDICATIVE PLANNING DOCUMENT (MIPD) Strategic document for IPA Prepared by the European Commission Presents the general framework for pre-accession financial assistance on the basis of Accession Partnership Document and Progress Reports Sets out objectives, expected results and indicative budget for each of the IPA components
EC Delegation to Turkey 16 STRATEGIC COHERENCE FRAMEWORK (SCF) Document that ensures coordination between components 3 and 4 Document for the coming period of 7 years Coordinating Agency: SPO SCF content: SWOT analysis of HRD sector Coordination mechanisms with the other components HRD priorities under IPA Indicative budget allocations for operational programmes
EC Delegation to Turkey 17 HRD COMPONENT OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME (OP) Document for the coming period of 7 years Ensures implementation of objectives and priorities specified under SCF Identifies priorities to be implemented through various projects and measures
EC Delegation to Turkey 18 CONTENTS OF OPERATIONAL PROGRAMMES Medium term requirements under HRD area Process of consulting relevant stakeholders Detailed priorities, tangible results expected in conformity with general objectives specified under MIPD and SCF Target groups, final beneficiaries Cost Monitoring and assessment methods, measurable indicators Administrative structures for OP management
EC Delegation to Turkey 19 MAJOR AREAS TO BE SUPPORTED UNDER THE HRD COMPONENT AND INDICATIVE RANGE Employment: %40-50 Employment: %40-50 Education and training: % 30-40 Education and training: % 30-40 Social inclusion: %20-25 Social inclusion: %20-25
EC Delegation to Turkey 20 FORMS OF ASSISTANCE TO BE PROVIDED (I) Increase of labour force participation rates, particularly for women Reduction of undeclared employment Reduction of unemployment rates, particularly for young people Increase the enrolment rates and decrease of dropouts, particularly of girls in secondary/VET education More equal access to education services More alternative pathways of study for graduates of secondary education Better access to training and active albour market initiatives in both rural areas and urban areas with more needs (gecekondu), particularly for unskilled labour force migrated from rural to urban areas
EC Delegation to Turkey 21 FORMS OF ASSISTANCE TO BE PROVIDED (II) Improvement of public employment services Improvement of the quality of VET and increase of the attractiveness of VET Strengthening of policies for the employment and further training of women of vulnerable groups Improvement of the coordination and effectiveness of social services provided to facilitate women participation in employment and to particularly disadvantaged people (inc. day-care for children and the elderly) Elimination of regional disparities in the fields of labour market, education and training and social inclusion
EC Delegation to Turkey 22 HRD OP Strategic Priorities To attract and retain more people in employment employment To enhance investment human capital To increase adaptability of workers enterprises and entrepreneurs. enterprises and entrepreneurs. To promote an inclusive labour market with opportunities for disadvantaged with opportunities for disadvantaged persons persons
EC Delegation to Turkey 23 PRIORITY AXES EMPLOYMENT EDUCATION ADAPTABILITY BY PROMOTING LIFELONG LEARNING SOCIAL INCLUSION
EC Delegation to Turkey 24 EMPLOYMENT PRIORITY AXIS -1 To attract and retain more people in employment, particularly by increasing labour force participation of women, and decrease unemployment rates especially for young people.
EC Delegation to Turkey 25 Priority Axis - 1 Measures: To promote women’s participation into the labour market, and increase female labour market, and increase female employment, including those formerly employed in employment, including those formerly employed in agriculture agriculture To increase employment of young people To promote registered employment. To improve the quality of public employment services services
EC Delegation to Turkey 26EDUCATION PRIORITY AXIS 2 To enhance investment in human capital by increasing the quality of education, by increasing the quality of education, improving the linkage between education and labour market, and labour market, raising enrolment rates at all levels of education
EC Delegation to Turkey 27 Priority Axis - 2 Measures: To increase enrolment rates particularly for girls with a view to developing female human girls with a view to developing female human resources and access to labour market. resources and access to labour market. To improve the content and quality in Vocational and Technical Education Vocational and Technical Education
EC Delegation to Turkey 28 ADAPTABILITY BY PROMOTING LIFELONG LEARNING PRIORITY AXIS – 3 To increase adaptability of workers, enterprises (newly added) and entrepreneurs, in particular by promoting lifelong learning and encouraging investment in human resources for low-skilled workers and unemployed, in order to manage a better economic change and to develop employment, training and support services for workers.
EC Delegation to Turkey 29 Priority Axis - 3 Measures: To promote the development and implement. of coherent and comprehensive strategies for of coherent and comprehensive strategies for lifelong learning lifelong learning To increase adaptability of employees and employers by investing more in human capital employers by investing more in human capital
EC Delegation to Turkey 30 SOCIAL INCLUSION PRIORITY AXIS – 4 To promote an inclusive labour market with opportunities for disadvantaged people, with a view to their sustainable integration into the labour force eliminating the barriers in the labour market.
EC Delegation to Turkey 31 Priority Axis - 4 Measures: To increase the employability of disadvantaged persons, facilitate their access to labour market, and persons, facilitate their access to labour market, and eliminate barriers for their entrance into the labour eliminate barriers for their entrance into the labour market market Better functioning and coordination among the institutions and mechanisms in the field of labour institutions and mechanisms in the field of labour market and social protection particularly in order to facilitate market and social protection particularly in order to facilitate the integration of disadvantaged persons into the labour the integration of disadvantaged persons into the labour market. market.
EC Delegation to Turkey 32 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION