contribution of the chambers of commerce and commodity exchanges

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contribution of the chambers of commerce and commodity exchanges
ETCF II is co-financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey
CONTRIBUTION OF THE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
AND COMMODITY EXCHANGES TO
TURKEY’S ON-GOING EU ACCESSION PROCESS
TOBB
This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility
of EUROCHAMBRES and TOBB and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.
Published by EUROCHAMBRES and TOBB.
Designed and printed by Morris and Chapman.
Editorial Committee:
Pınar Erdil and Juliette Loppé (EUROCHAMBRES)
The ETCF II final brochure is a EUROCHAMBRES and TOBB product.
Contents of the brochure may be reproduced, provided the source
is explicitly mentioned.
ETCF II is co-financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey
CIVIL SOCIETY DIALOGUE
EU-TURKEY CHAMBERS FORUM II
CONTRIBUTION OF THE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
AND COMMODITY EXCHANGES TO
TURKEY’S ON-GOING EU ACCESSION PROCESS
EUROCHAMBRES and TOBB
2014
TOBB
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
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Part 1. Activities aimed at improving the knowledge of Turkish Chambers on EU
legislation and policies
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1.1. Surveys on the perspective of the business community towards EU-Turkey relations
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1.2. The EU Training Programme and the database of Turkish experts on EU affairs
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1.3. The EU acquis audit
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Part 2. Activities aimed at enhancing the abilities of Turkish Chambers to generate
value-added services to their members
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2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
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2.3. Partnerships between Chambers from Turkey and the EU
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INTRODUCTION
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UROCHAMBRES and TOBB have been cooperating for the
last thirteen years, in particular through the implementation
of EU funded projects, to improve mutual knowledge and
understanding between business communities both in the EU
and in Turkey with the aim of improving the awareness of the
opportunities and challenges of Turkey’s accession to the EU within
both civil societies.
During the implementation of this project, the business community
has also confirmed that if the EU-Turkey relationship is based on a
strong and deep economic integration, this relationship could be
even stronger and deeper. It would be crucial to further untap the
potential for trade and investment between Turkey and the EU by
improving the business environment in Turkey, as well as better
promoting the Turkish market in the EU, and vice versa.
We are proud, today, to present you the outcomes of the second
phase of the EU-Turkey Chambers Forum (ETCF II) which has been
designed and implemented in this context.
Finally, the surveys carried out in the context of the project have
highlighted that both business communities largely believe
that Turkey will join the EU by 2023. It is therefore essential that
companies from both sides are ready for Turkey’s accession
We would like to stress that despite the often adverse political
conditions in the EU-Turkey relationship during the three year
implementation period of the project, the business community
from both sides has shown a strong and constant interest in
cooperating in the various ETCF II activities; thus insuring the
success of the overall project. 63 Chambers Commodity Exchanges
from all over Turkey and 46 Chambers from the EU have participated
in at least one of the ETCF II activities.
The implementation of the different activities has, firstly, shown
that the relations with Turkey are important for the EU business
community and vice versa. In this context, it is important to better
communicate on the massive mutual economic benefits brought
by the implementation of the Customs Union between the EU and
Turkey, as well as by Turkey’s accession process to the EU.
Richard Weber
President of EUROCHAMBRES
whenever it happens. Turkish companies should intensify their
efforts to successfully adapt to and comply with acquis requirements
so that they can be competitive in an enlarged Europe.
Chambers/commodity exchanges have a central role to play in
meeting these challenges. We, in EUROCHAMBRES and TOBB,
will continue to support in a very practical manner our members
in assisting Turkish companies in their economic integration
process and companies from both sides in maximising business
opportunities in the other market.
In these challenging times, we strongly believe that the business
community can contribute to re-energise the EU-Turkey
relationship.
M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu
President of TOBB
Deputy President of EUROCHAMBRES
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TURKISH CHAMBERS COMMODITY AND EXCHANGES
PARTICIPATING IN ETCF II ACTIVITIES
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Turkish Chambers who participated in the EU Training Programme
Turkish Chambers who participated in the EUROCHAMBRES Academies
Turkish Chambers who participated in the Acquis Audit
Turkish Chambers who participated in study visits
Turkish Leaders of the partnership projects
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TURKISH CHAMBERS IN EU TRAINING PROGRAMME
1. Adana Chamber of Commerce
2. Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
3. Afyonkarahisar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
4. Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
5. Balıkesir Chamber of Commerce
6. Balıkesir Chamber of Industry
7. Bandırma Chamber of Commerce
8. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
9. Çankiri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
10. Çorum Chamber of Commerce and Industry
11. Denizli Chamber of Industry
12. Düzce Chamber of Commerce and Industry
13. Erzincan Commodity Exchange
14. Eskişehir Chamber of Industry
15. Fatsa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
16. Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry
17. Isparta Chamber of Commerce and Industry
18. Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
19. Izmir Commodity Exchange
20. Kayseri Chamber of Industry
21. Kocaeli Chamber of Commerce
22. Konya Chamber of Industry
23. Konya Commodity Exchange
24. Nazilli Chamber of Commerce
25. Nizip Chamber of Commerce
26. Sakarya Commodity Exchange
27. Samsun Chamber of Commerce and Industry
28. Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
29. Tarsus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
30. Tavşanlı Chamber of Commerce and Industry
31. Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
32. Turkish Chamber of Shipping (IMEAK)
33. Yalova Chamber of Commerce and Industry
34. Yozgat Chamber of Commerce and Industry
TURKISH CHAMBERS IN EUROCHAMBRES ACADEMIES
9. Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce and Industry
10. Gönen Chamber of Commerce
11. Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
12. Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
13. Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
14. Uzunköprü Commodity Exchange
15. Yozgat Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1. Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
2. Ankara Chamber of Industry
3. Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
4. Bandırma Chamber of Commerce
5. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
6. Denizli Chamber of Industry
7. Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce
8. Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry
TURKISH CHAMBERS IN ACQUIS AUDIT
1. Adana Chamber of Commerce
2. Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
3. Ankara Chamber of Industry
4. Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
5. Bandırma Chamber of Commerce
6. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
7. Çorlu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
8. Diyarbakır Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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9. Edirne Chamber of Commerce and Industry
10. Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce
11. Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry
12. Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
13. Istanbul Chamber of Industry
14. Kayseri Chamber of Industry
15. Kocaeli Chamber of Commerce
16. Manisa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
17. Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry
18. Nevşehir Chamber of Commerce and Industry
19. Nizip Chamber of Commerce
20. Ordu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
21. Samsun Chamber of Commerce and Industry
22. Sivas Chamber of Commerce and Industry
23. Tavşanlı Chamber of Commerce and Industry
24. T rabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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TURKISH CHAMBERS IN STUDY VISITS
24. Isparta Chamber of Commerce and Industry
25. Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
26. Istanbul Chamber of Industry
27. İzmir Commodity Exchange
28. Karaman Commodity Exchange
29. Kayseri Chamber of Industry
30. Kocaeli Chamber of Commerce
31. Kocaeli Chamber of Industry
32. Konya Chamber of Commerce
33. Konya Commodity Exchange
34. Kuşadası Chamber of Commerce
35. Marmaris Chamber of Commerce
36. Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry
37. Mersin Commodity Exchange
38. Nazilli Chamber of Commerce
39. Rize Commodity Exchange
40. Sakarya Commodity Exchange
41. Samsun Chamber of Commerce and Industry
42. Susurluk Chamber of Commerce
43. Tavşanlı Chamber of Commerce and Industry
44. Tosya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
45. Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
46. Yalova Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1. Adana Chamber of Industry
2. Adana Commodity Exchange
3. Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
4. Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
5. Aliağa Chamber of Commerce
6. Ankara Chamber of Industry
7. Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
8. Balıkesir Commodity Exchange
9. Bandırma Chamber of Commerce
10. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
11. Çorlu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
12. Çorum Chamber of Commerce and Industry
13. Denizli Chamber of Industry
14. Diyarbakir Chamber of Commerce and Industry
15. Düzce Chamber of Commerce and Industry
16. Edirne Chamber of Commerce and Industry
17. Erzincan Commodity Exchange
18. Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce
19. Eskişehir Chamber of Industry
20. Fatsa Commodity Exchange
21. Gaziantep Chamber of Industry
22. Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry
23. İnegol Chamber of Commerce and Industry
TURKISH LEADERS OF PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS*
1. Afyonkarahisar Chamber of Commerce and
Industry
2. Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
3. Batman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
4. Çaycuma Chamber of Commerce and Industry
5. Diyarbakir Chamber of Commerce and Industry
6. Eskişehir Chamber of Industry
7. Haymana Commodity Exchange
8. Kayseri Chamber of Industry
9. Konya Chamber of Industry
10. Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry
11. Şanliurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
12. Tekirdağ Chamber of Commerce and Industry
13. Tekirdağ Commodity Exchange
14. T rabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
15. Trabzon Commodity Exchange
16. Turkish Chamber of Shipping (IMEAK)
17. Uşak Chamber of Commerce and Industry
18. Uzunköprü Commodity Exchange
19. Yozgat Chamber of Commerce and Industry
* Two out of the 21 parnterships have their leaders in the EU (Madrid and Milan), they are therefore not represented on this map.
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ACTIVITIES AIMED AT IMPROVING THE
KNOWLEDGE OF TURKISH CHAMBERS
ON EU LEGISLATION AND POLICIES
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1.1. Surveys
1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
1.1. S URVEYS ON THE PERSPECTIVE
OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
TOWARDS EU-TURKEY RELATIONS
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n the framework of the ETCF II project, two detailed and unique
surveys were conducted among Turkish and EU companies on
their perspective towards EU-Turkey relations.
Finally, the survey results stress that 78% of Turkish companies
reported to have already started preparations to comply with the
EU acquis, which represents a slight improvement since 2008 (84%).
Not only the results of both surveys highlighted the strong mutual
interest of both business communities in deepening their relations
and in improving their mutual understanding, but they stressed
that more than half of the companies both in the EU and in Turkey
believe that Turkey will be a member of the EU by 2023.
n The survey among European companies on “EU
-Turkey relations: perspectives from the European
business community”
n T he Survey among Turkish companies on
“Corporate preparations in Turkey for EU
membership”
The second edition of this survey provides, five years after the first
edition, an assessment of the awareness and readiness of Turkish
enterprises to comply with the EU acquis, as well as of their opinion
on EU accession.
More than 3,700 Turkish companies from all regions, size and
sectors, participated in the survey, allowing the report to provide
representative insights into the development of attitudes and
expectations of the Turkish business community in view of Turkey’s
EU accession.
The most striking finding is that Turkish companies remain strong
supporters of Turkey’s accession to the EU. Like in 2008, three
quarters of the surveyed companies are in favour of joining the EU.
The survey also highlights that since the first edition of the survey,
participating Turkish companies are not only more familiar with the
accession negotiation process (23% against 17% in 2008) and the
EU acquis (45% against 39% in 2008), but they are more interested
in acquiring information on the EU business related acquis. It’s
however important to stress that this knowledge remains still at
a relatively low level. Companies are not yet fully aware about
the true challenges of complying with the acquis. The lack of EUrelated information seems to coincide with a lack of exploitation of
available information.
A mirror survey was also launched among European companies.
The survey carried out among 1,700 companies from all over the
EU, provided insight into the perspectives of European companies
towards Turkey, both from a business and enlargement angle.
The survey results revealed that European companies do not feel
properly informed about both the Turkish market and Turkey’s EU
accession process.
However, they have expressed a fairly high level of interest in Turkey
both from a trade and enlargement angle.
In addition, the majority of the participating companies considered
that even if the Customs Union has overall been successful, it
should still be improved.
The survey also confirmed that European companies are divided
regarding the impact of Turkey’s potential EU membership on their
company, but also on the whole society. However, almost three
quarters of European companies (72%) believe that Turkey will join
the European Union one day, among which more than half believe
it will happen by 2023.
The large dissemination of both surveys among the policymakers, business community and the press both in the EU and in
Turkey largely contributed to enhance the debate on Turkey’s EU
membership.
The findings of the 2 surveys were supported by the results of the
acquis audit activity.
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1.1 Surveys
1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
A conference on “EU-Turkey Relations: Perspectives from the business community” was held in Brussels on 10 April
2014 to present the results of the surveys. Mr Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkish Minister for EU affairs, Mr M. Rifat Hısarcıklıoğlu, Deputy
President of EUROCHAMBRES and President of TOBB and Mr Arnaldo Abruzzini, Secretary General of EUROCHAMBRES participated in
this high-level event. Following the presentation of the surveys, Ms Alexandra Cas Granje, Director for Turkey, Montenegro, Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Iceland in DG Enlargement (European Commission), Mr Cveto Stantič, Member of European
Economic and Social Committee and Co-President of the Turkey-EU Joint Consultative Committee, Mr Markus Stock, Head of EU Office,
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ), as well as Ms Pınar Eczacıbaşı, Managing Partner GP Trust, Chairwoman Turkish-Belgium
Business Council- DEIK, Chair- Strategic Network -IVCI (Istanbul Venture Capital İnitiative) and Mr Jan Mortier, Commercial Director,
Sioen Industries Coating Division participated in a fruitful and lively discussion on the main findings of the surveys. About 80
representatives from EU institutions, the Mission of Turkey to the EU, Turkish and European press and business representatives from
the EU and Turkey participated in the conference.
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1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
SURVEY AMONG EUROPEAN COMPANIES
TURKEY’S EU MEMBERSHIP WOULD BRING... (1)
WHEN WILL TURKEY BE IN POSITION TO JOIN THE EU?
20%
30%
16%
31%
37%
12%
30%
27%
19%
22%
21%
For your company
9%
Generally speaking
8%
18%
Do not have an opinion
A balance between benefits and challenges
In less than 10 years
15 years later
Never
Mainly challenges
10 years later
in more than 15 years
Do not know
Mainly benefits
SURVEY AMONG TURKISH COMPANIES
ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF JOINING THE EU?
Do not know
5%
WHEN WILL TURKEY JOIN THE EU?
Never
28%
In less than
10 years
32%
No
20%
Yes
75%
In more than
15 years
13%
15 years later
8%
10 years later
19%
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1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
1.2. THE EU TRAINING PROGRAMME
FOR TURKISH CHAMBER EXECUTIVES
Further to the success of the first edition of the EU Training
Programme implemented in 2009 in the context of the first phase
of the EU-Turkey Chambers Forum, a new cycle of training seminars
on EU affairs for Turkish Chamber executives was launched under
ETCF II.
The second edition of the Survey on “Corporate preparations in
Turkey for EU membership” highligthed not only that the level
of awareness of Turkish companies on the EU legislation and the
EU accession process remains low but that the Chamber network
is still considered by Turkish companies as the primary source of
information on EU affairs.
To meet the expectations and needs of the companies, it is therefore
essential to further develop the expertise in EU affairs within the
Turkish Chamber network so that Chambers and Commmodity
exchanges continue to develop and improve their services on EU
affairs to their members.
This second edition of the EU Training Programme implemented
by EUROCHAMBRES and TOBB in association with the Middle East
Technical University (METU) in Ankara (Jean Monnet Center of
Excellence), aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Turkish
Chambers and Commodity Exchanges with regards to the EU
affairs and at ensuring synergies between providers of EU-related
information
with experience in EU affairs but who needed to improve and
update it. 20 scholars participated in each level.
Programme courses were given in the form of 6 intensive and
compulsory seminars for both levels, organised on a monthly basis
over a period of two to four consecutive days from October 2012
to April 2013. The courses focused on the practical implications of
European integration for the Turkish business community.
The Faculty included experienced course leaders from extremely
diverse backgrounds: academicians, representatives from the
European Institutions, from Turkish Ministries and relevant public
institutions, as well as experts from the Chamber network.
The Programme was a unique opportunity for the participants to
acquire a practical understanding of the functioning of the EU, the
most effective way to influence EU policy-making and decision
making process, as well as a deep knowledge on different EU topics
of particular interest for Turkish businesses. They were also able to
develop their network with EU practitioners.
Following the successful completion of the Programme (written
paper and oral test), participants were awarded with a certificate
provided by METU and were included in the ETCF EU expert data
base (see box bellow). The participants are recognised as EU
experts, contact points on EU affairs within the Turkish Chamber
network.
The programme was organised in the Middle East Technical
University - CES METU premises in Ankara.
This new edition of the Programme was even more focused on
the needs of Turkish businesses. Two levels were proposed to the
Chamber executives: a basic Level for Chamber Executives without
any background on EU affairs and an Advanced Level for Executives
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1.1 Surveys
1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
MODULE 1
Advanced Level: Latest Developments in the EU and in
EU - Turkey Relations
Entrance Level: Introductory Module
MODULE 2
Entrance Level: Customs Union (part 1): Competition, Trade,
Taxation and Customs
Advanced Level: Improve your access to the EU (part 1):
Advocacy, Access to EU information, EU Statistics
MODULE 3
Entrance Level: Customs Union (part 2): Free Movement of
Goods, Services and Capital
Advanced Level: Improve your access to the EU (part 2): EU
Budget, Public Procurement and EU Funding
MODULE 4
Advanced Level: Enterprise, Industrial and Innovation Policy /
Regional Competitiveness
Entrance Level: Enterprise Policy and Innovation
MODULE 5
Entrance Level: Social Policy, Employment, Free Movement of
Workers, Health and Safety at Work
Advanced Level: Trade
MODULE 6
Entrance Level: Agriculture and Rural Development, Food
Quality and Safety, Environment
Advanced Level: Sustainable and Responsible Business
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1.1. Surveys
1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
PARTICIPANTS IN THE ENTRANCE LEVEL
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Arzu YILMAZ
Afyonkarahisar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ayşegül KİRAZ
Denizli Chamber of Industry
Bilgen AKMERMER
Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Emre ÇOĞULU
EBSO (Izmir) - Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
Esat BİLİCİ
Konya Commodity Exchange
Esma DENİZ
Samsun Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Fatih SARIKAYA
Nazilli Chamber of Commerce
Fuat ÇAMURCU
Erzincan Commodity Exchange
Hakkı Zakir İPEK
Bandırma Chamber of Commerce
Ismail ÖZTÜRK
Eskişehir Chamber of Industry
Nimet İNCE
Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ömer DİLER
Kocaeli Chamber of Commerce
Enes ŞENOL
Kayseri Chamber of Industry
Özlem KILIÇ
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Perihan Ezgi KORKMAZ
Izmir Commodity Exchange
Rasim SARI
Tarsus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Rasim ÇELİK
Konya Chamber of Industry
Serdar KAYMAK
Çankırı Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sezin YILMAZ
Çorum Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tuncay YÜKSEL
Düzce Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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1.1 Surveys
1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
PARTICIPANTS IN THE ADVANCED LEVEL
Alev ÖZPOLAT
Nizip Chamber of Commerce
Ali ŞENOL
Isparta Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ali Haydar OLCAYTO
Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Berna ÖVÜL
Adana Chamber of Commerce
Cansun ÖZDÜLGER
Denizli Chamber of Industry
Emir DİNÇER
Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Erdoğan DUR
Balıkesir Chamber of Commerce
Fatih NACAK
Fatsa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hande GÜNGÖRÜR
Yalova Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hande GÜNEYKAYA AKPINAR
IMEAK (Ist.) - Turkish Chamber of Shipping
Hasan Hüseyin ÇAKMAK
Tavşanlı Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hüseyin ERGUN
Konya Commodity Exchange
Ibrahim ATİKSOY
Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Omer ÇATAL
Isparta Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Murat ZEYBEL
Çorum Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Onur TOPÇU
Balıkesir Chamber of Industry
Timur YILDIZ
Yozgat Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tolga GÖKŞEN
Kayseri Chamber of Industry
Tuba KOBAŞ
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Yiğit ATEŞ
Sakarya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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1.1. Surveys
1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
A database of Turkish Chambers experts on EU legislation had been developed in the first phase of EU-Turkey Chambers
Forum. It includes in particular the EU Training Programmes speakers and participants. The graduates of the second edition of the
EU Training Programme have been added to the database. The database is available to the Chamber network and the wider public
as a recognised source of information for EU affairs on the ETCF website (www.etcf.org.tr), on TOBB’s website (www.tobb.org.tr) and
on EUROCHAMBRES’ website. The database will be regularly updated.
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İsmail Öztürk
Foreign Relations Expert
Eskişehir Chamber of Industry
Dinçer EMİR
Foreign Economic Relations Manager
Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ince Turkey’s accession process to the EU is still ongoing and
Turkish business community is recognized as a key player in the
EU enlargement process, the Chambers have a considerable
responsibility to support their members in this integration period. The
EU Training Program was a great opportunity for me to gain practical
understanding of the EU working mechanism and develop network
with EU experts and Chamber executives from all over Turkey. The
information and network, which I obtained during the training, will
always be useful in my professional career and for the vision of my
Chamber.
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uring the EU Enlargement Process, the Chambers and
Commodity Exchanges in Turkey play a vital role in order
to inform the business community on the EU legislation.
The Advanced Level of the EU Training Programme which is the first
of its kind that lasted 7 months and was delivered by distinguished
experts and combined both academic and practical approaches.
One of the major benefits of the intensive EU Training Programme is
the networking opportunity for the participants with the colleagues
from Turkey and with the EU experts. Besides, the Chambers which took
part in the programme are recognised as contact points on EU affairs.
It has been my honour and privilege to participate in the Advanced
Level of the EU Training Programme. I would like to thank all the people
involved in it.
CONTRIBUTION OF THE CHAMBERS OF COMMER CE AND COMMODIT Y EXCHANGES TO TURKE Y ’S ON-GOING EU ACCESSION PR OCESS
1.1. Surveys
1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
1.3. EU ACQUIS AUDIT
Thanks to the EU acquis audit not only the level of awareness of
Turkish Chambers and companies on relevant EU legislation in
the 6 specific sectors has improved, but also the participating
Chambers have now the capacity to continue to perform such
audits independently to the project.
242 Turkish companies were audited on their compliance with
EU regulations on 6 specific topics: environment, consumer
protection, health and safety at work, foodstuff, chemicals and
products requiring CE marking. The acquis audits were carried out
by 24 Turkish Chamber experts who had been trained and assisted
through the whole process by four experts from EU Chambers.
A report based on the results of the acquis audit was published,
providing a comprehensive overview of the level of acquis
compliance of Turkish companies on the 6 acquis chapters.
The four EU acquis audit experts developed a diagnostic toolkit including detailed checklists translating relevant EU legislation
into a series of questions that the companies answered and the auditors verified. The toolkit also provided the companies with an
overview of what they need to comply with to be fully “EU fit”.
The EU acquis audit experts trained, in February 2012, 24 Turkish Chamber executives on relevant acquis provisions and on how to
use the diagnostic toolkit.
They participated in the first company visit of each Turkish expert and assisted the Turkish experts throughout the whole activity.
They finally contributed to the acquis audit final report.
The EU acquis audit experts were:
n Antonija Bozic Cerar, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, responsible for the EU acquis audit on environment.
n Christian Mandl, Austrian Economic Chamber (WKÖ), responsible for the EU acquis audits on health and safety at work and
consumer protection.
n Markus Stock, Austrian Economic Chamber (WKÖ) responsible for the EU acquis audit on products covered by the New
Approach providing for CE marking.
n Luc Van Looveren, Antwerp-Waasland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, responsible for the EU acquis audits on foodstuff
and chemicals.
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
TURKISH ACQUIS AUDIT EXPERTS
İbrahim Burçin Teymen
Adana Chamber of Commerce
Eylem Türker
Antalya Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Hakkı Zakir İpek
Bandırma Chamber of Commerce
Ceren Kılıçaslan
Bursa Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Mehmet Nezir Güneş
Diyarbakır Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Melike Tatlı
Edirne Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Pınar Alper
Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
Okan Taşkın
Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce
İbrahim Atiksoy
Giresun Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Fulya Aybars Kurt
Mersin Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Tolga Gökşen
Kayseri Chamber of Industry
Ömer Diler
Kocaeli Chamber of Commerce
Alper Karanfilci
Manisa Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Hasan Hüseyin Çakmak
Tavşanlı Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Zeynep Cicek
Trabzon Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Mutlu Türkoğlu
Sivas Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Alper Abca
Ordu Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Veysel Donmaz
Nevşehir Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Fulya Tunca
Ankara Chamber of Industry
Alev Özpolat
Nizip Chamber of Commerce
Oğuz Sandıkçı
Samsun Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Hande Nur Sucukçu
Çorlu Chamber of Commerce And Industry
Yasin Uygur
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Ömer İnan
Istanbul Chamber of Industry
EU Acquis Audit Training, Istanbul, February 2012
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2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
Pilot visit to a company in Tavşanlı, Kütahya
D
uring ETCF II acquis audit activity, I audited 11 companies which are registered in our Chamber on their acquis compliance. In this respect,
awareness of our member companies relating to implementation of EU acquis increased. We have contributed to increase their levels of
information on these issues via an analytical study to measure the level of compliance in both their own activity field and environment,
occupational health and safety, product certification areas. We were trained by 4 valuable specialists from EU Chambers for 4 days. Besides
training on the EU acquis on 6 sectors that are determined before, we learned how to get information, and how we should guide our member
companies on implementation of the EU acquis. I did audits to 11 companies which are active in the machinery, food and chemical industries.
After the audits, I presented a summary report about EU laws related to their activity fields to the companies.
Pınar Alper
Chief of International Relations
Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
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ACTIVITIES AIMED AT ENHANCING THE
ABILITIES OF TURKISH CHAMBERS TO
GENERATE VALUE-ADDED SERVICES TO
THEIR MEMBERS
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
2.1. EUROCHAMBERS ACADEMIES
Since the first EUROCHAMBRES Academy in 1998, more than
1500 Chamber executives from all over Europe and beyond
have participated in this high quality development programme
exclusively designed for the Chambers’ middle and senior
management and enhanced their management skills, as well as
improved the services offered to their member businesses.
The Academy is, above all, a unique opportunity to discuss the
new trends in the management of the Chambers of Commerce,
to identify best practices and to strike up privileged contacts with
colleagues from the EU and beyond.
In the context of the ETCF II project, 16 scholarships were provided
to Turkish Chamber executives. 8 executives participated in the
specialized EUROCHAMBRES International Trade Academy in
France in January 2012 and 8 executives in the Autumn Academy
on Chamber core issues in Belgium in November 2012.
Organization in Geneva and to Geneva Chamber of Commerce and
Industry.
The 2012 Autumn Academy focused on Chamber general
management and services specifically designed for senior
executives from Chambers of Commerce and similar organisations.
The courses were enriched with Chamber success stories and
SWOT analysis.
In both Academies, the sessions were presented by experienced
course leaders coming from various backgrounds such as Chamber
experts, consultants and academics.
The Turkish participants received a certificate and were integrated
in the EUROCHAMBRES Academy Alumni network, allowing them
to establish and maintain contacts with their peers, exchange
information, find partners for a project etc.
The 2012 Trade Academy focused exclusively on international
trade and globalisation, in a stimulating, interactive and European
environment, including 15 hours of courses and visits to World Trade
SCHOLARS OF THE ACADEMIES
EUROCHAMBRES Trade Academy 2012 (30 January-3 February 2012, Menthon Saint Bernard,
France)
Bilgen Akmermer
Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Selim Ciltepe
Gönen Chamber of Commerce
Nimet İnce
Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hakki Zakir Ipek
Bandırma Chamber of Commerce
Tuba Kobas
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Figen Çeliktürk
Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce
Burcu Topkaya
Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mustafa Kușçu
Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce
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1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
SCHOLARS OF THE ACADEMIES
EUROCHAMBRES Autumn Academy 2012 (21-23 November 2012, Brussels, Belgium)
Timur Yıldız
Yozgat Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ayşegül Kiraz
Denizli Chamber of Industry
Emre Çoğulu
Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
Suat Balaban
Ankara Chamber of Industry
Aysun Küçükyılmazlar
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Müşerref Meltem Şimşek
Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sevil Doğrugüven
Uzunköprü Commodity Exchange
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t was a pleasure to meet participants representing various Chambers from all over Europe in the context of EUROCHAMBRES Autumn Academy
which took place in Brussels. Academy created a great opportunity for networking and was an extremely efficient environment to share
practical experience with each participant. I strongly believe that the interesting content of the Academy enabled me to bring new dimensions
to my present actions, works and projects in my Chamber, Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I would like to take this occasion to thank
EUROCHAMBRES and TOBB and their organization team for giving me the opportunity to take part in such a platform, which will guide me in my
career for many years.
Meltem Şimşek
R&D and International Relations Department
Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
2.2. STUDY VISITS
One of the new activities introduced in the second phase of ETCF
was the Study Visits organised in the EU Member States. In total 58
Turkish Chamber executives participated in these study visits.
the European business community, the Turkish market and its
opportunities, the main problems faced by Turkish businesses to
adapt to EU requirements, the main areas for future cooperation etc.
The aim of the visits was twofold:
n To increase the institutional capacity of Turkish Chambers.
n To enhance the understanding and knowledge on Turkey within
THE FOUR STUDY VISITS WERE ORGANISED BY:
n Belgian Chambers on “International marketing of agro-food”
in March 2012;
n The Austrian Chamber of Economy (WKÖ) on “Vocational
training and internationalisation” in June 2012;
n Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Seine & Marne
Chamber of Commerce and Industry on “Development of
The 3 to 5 day visits were a combination of presentations at the
hosting Chambers on the specific topic and on related services
provided by the Chambers in this field, visits to relevant institutions
and networking events where Turkish participants were able to
present their Chambers/Commodity Exchanges and their regions.
SMEs: supports provided in the creation/development of the
companies, as well as in transfer of businesses” in November
2012;
n T he Polish Chamber of Commerce on “Innovation and
internationalisation” in September 2013.
The visits also provided great opportunities for intensive networking
between Turkish Chambers and their EU counterparts, but
also relevant public and private institutions and local business
communities.
Study Visit in Belgium - meet and greet reception
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2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
PARTICIPANTS IN THE STUDY VISITS
“International marketing of agro-food” - BELGIUM
Hakki Zakir Ipek
Bandırma Chamber of Commerce
Yiğit Ateş
Sakarya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Perihan Ezgi Korkmaz
Izmir Commodity Exchange
Harun Fatih Fındık
Karaman Commodity Exchange
Sertaç Girgin
Balıkesir Commodity Exchange
Müge Bek
Adana Commodity Exchange
Ezgi Yilmaz Güha
Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Esat Bilici
Konya Commodity Exchange
Fatih Sarıkaya
Nazilli Chamber of Commerce
Fuat Çamurcu
Erzincan Commodity Exchange
Ömer Çatal
Isparta Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hasan Önder
Rize Commodity Exchange
Zeynep Türkcan
Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Meltem Duran
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
PARTICIPANTS IN THE STUDY VISITS
“Vocational training and internationalisation” – AUSTRIA
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Buğra Kahraman
Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Bülent Uygun
Denizli Chamber of Industry
Elif Bilgisu
Kocaeli Chamber of Industry
Berna Öztürk Çaral
Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Eylem Miray Apak
Marmaris Chamber of Commerce
Hakan Çoban
Istanbul Chamber of Industry
İbrahim Atiksoy
Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry
İbrahim Karagöz
Çorlu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Levent Narin
Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
Nazli Üstün
Konya Chamber of Commerce
Okan Adıyaman
Eskisehir Chamber of Commerce
Onur Taştaban
İnegol Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Salih Yavuz
Ankara Chamber of Industry
Tolga Cenk Türk
Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tolga Gökşen
Kayseri Chamber of Industry
Tuncay Yüksel
Düzce Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
PARTICIPANTS IN THE STUDY VISITS
“Development of SMEs: supports provided in the creation/development of the companies, as well
as in transfer of businesses” - FRANCE
Ali Şenol
Isparta Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Aylin Tümay
Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Burhan Sezer
Kuşadası Chamber of Commerce
Ezgi Arslan
Istanbul Chamber of Industry
Fulya Melisa Aybars Kurt
Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Gülhan Özdemir
Adana Chamber of Industry
Hakan Ateşli
Fatsa Commodity Exchange
Kürşat Goncu
Gaziantep Chamber of Industry
Melike Tatlı
Edirne Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mert Özcömert
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Ömer Gül
Aliağa Chamber of Commerce
Suat Balaban
Ankara Chamber of Industry
Yücel Sarı
Susurluk Chamber of Commerce
Zehra Kanmaz
Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Murat Zeybel
Çorum Chamber of Commerce and Industry
PARTICIPANTS IN THE STUDY VISITS
“Innovation and internationalisation” – POLAND
Hasan Hüseyin Çakmak
Tavşanlı Chamber of Commerce and Industry
İsmail Öztürk
Eskişehir Chamber of Industry
Arda Genç
Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce
Hande Güngörür
Yalova Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Zeki Mert Barut
Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Esma Deniz
Samsun Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Cem Emre Memiş
İstanbul Chamber of Industry
Yavuz Cabbar
Ankara Chamber of Industry
Ömer İşgören
Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ertuğrul Ergi
Tosya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Raif Okutucu
Mersin Commodity Exchange
Mehmet Nezir Güneş
Diyarbakir Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ömer Diler
Kocaeli Chamber of Commerce
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1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
2.3. PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN CHAMBERS
FROM TURKEY AND THE EU
The ETCF II partnerships were based on the experience and success
of the partnerships implemented by EUROCHAMBRES and TOBB
since 2001. 43 partnerships were implemented in the context of
the two phases of the Turkish Chamber Development Programme
project (TCDP) and the first phase of the ETCF project.
n To obtain adequate knowledge on core chamber issues
(management, services, communication);
n To increase understanding of the EU business practices in Turkey
and of Turkish business practises in the EU;
n To foster opportunities for trade and investment.
Further to the launch of the call for proposals by the Central Finance
and Contract Unit (CFCU) in Ankara at the end of December 2011,
the Chamber network was informed of this new opportunity for
cooperation through an intensive information campaign led by
EUROCHAMBRES and TOBB. In January 2012, 200 Chambers from
Turkey and the EU participated in the Information Day organised by
TOBB and EUROCHAMBRES in Ankara, illustrating the huge interest
from both sides.
The 21 partnerships involved 70 Chambers from Turkey (39) and
the EU (31).
As a result of the evaluation process, 21 partnerships between
Turkish and European Chambers were selected. The implementation
process started on 4th December 2012. The majority of the
partnerships lasted one year.
The overall objective of the ETCF II partnerships was to strengthen
mutual knowledge and understanding between Turkish Chambers
and their counterparts in the EU, thus promoting the integration
of European and Turkish business communities and ensuring a
stronger awareness of the opportunities and challenges of Turkey’s
future accession to the EU in both Turkey and in the EU.
The partnership themes varied from traditional capacity building
to vocational training, environmental policy, agriculture,
internationalisation of enterprises, Corporate Social Responsibility,
innovation and clustering.
In parallel to the Central Finance and Contract Unit in Ankara
(CFCU), who, as the contracting authority, was responsible for the
administrative and financial implementation of the partnership
grant scheme, the ETCF II team was responsible for the effective
implementation of the projects at local level. The ETCF II team not
only provided support to the Chamber partners during the whole
implementation process, from the inception phase until the final
report and payment, but also monitored closely the projects.
The specific objectives of the grant scheme were:
After the launch of the Civil Society Dialogue - EU-Turkish
Chambers Forum II: EU-Turkey Chambers Partnership Grant
Scheme call, on 12 January 2012 EUROCHAMBRES and
TOBB organised an Information Day where around 200
representatives from Turkish and EU Chambers participated.
At the Info Day, ETCF II was introduced to the participants and
the EU Delegation, the EUD, CFCU, TOBB and EUROCHAMBRES
provided technical and practical information on the grant
programme.
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2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
The kick-off meeting of the ETCF II partnerships was held
on 15 January 2013 in Ankara. Mr Hayati Yazıcı, Turkish
Minister for Customs and Trade, Mr Erwan Marteil, First
Counsellor, Head of Section, Financial Co-operation, Institution
Building & Civil Societyof the EU delegation to Turkey, Mr
Muhsin Altun, Director of the CFCU, Mr M.Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu,
President of TOBB and Mr Arnaldo Abruzzini, Secretary General
of EUROCHAMBRES participated to the opening session.
The high level speakers highlighted the contributions of
Chambers to the EU-Turkey Positive Agenda.
Further to the introduction of the main objectives and
activities of ETCF II by the ETCF II team, Dr. Burak Erdenir,
Deputy Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry for EU affairs
stressed the importance of a project such as this second
phase of ETCF to strengthen the links between Turkey and the
EU and the mutual understanding between both business
communities. The awarded 21 partnerships also had the
opportunity to present their projects.
The mid-term Conference of the ETCF II partnerships was
held on 1st and 2nd July 2013 in Istanbul. It provided an
opportunity for the Chamber partners to present the activities
they have had implemented so far, to share problems and
difficulties they have faced, to exchange information on the
implementation of their projects, to ask the ETCF II team and the
CFCU for clarifications on the procedures, as well as to intensify
the network. The presentations of the projects were followed
by fruitful discussions on topics of high importance for both
the EU and Turkey, namely: vocational training, environment,
internationalisation of enterprises, agriculture and innovation.
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2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
Limburg
Bruges
Chemnitz
Antwerp
Stuttgart
Munich
Baranya
Milan
7
Gipuzkoa
Sibiu
Arad
Ljubliana
Zagreb
Prato
Madrid
Ancona
8
16
Targovishte
Barcelona
Cáceres
21
Rome
Castellon
Xanthi
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18
Kavala
9
Grevena
Jerez De La
Frontera
Messina
4
Heraklion
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2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECTS
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
1 Journey Across Civilisations to Link People and Territories - JAC ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������p 28
Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Retecamere S.Cons.Rl (Italy), Asset Camera, Special Agency of the Chamber of
Commerce of Rome (Italy)
2 Capacity Increase and Networking ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������p 29
Haymana Commodity Exchange, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Targovishte (Bulgaria)
3 Yozgat Opens Up Europe with Slovenia ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������p 30
Yozgat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
4 BRIDGE - Bridges of Knowledge for EU-TR Chambers ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������p 31
IMEAK – Chamber of Shipping (Istanbul), Voka - Chamber of Commerce West Flanders (Belgium), Croatian Chamber of
Economy, Association of the Chambers of Commerce of Marche Region (Italy)
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5 A Chamber in the Contemporary World of Service Offering to the Members ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������p 32
Batman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Şırnak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey), Xanthi Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Greece)
Project Lider
INNOVATION PROJECTS
Turkish Partner
6 The Innovation Will Bring the EU Standards ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������p 33
Trabzon Commodity Exchange, Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Caceres (Spain)
7 Promoting Competitiveness of Sivas Entrepreneurial Community Through Innovative Sustainable Development ��p 34
EU Partner
FORMAPER (Italy), Sivas Chamber of Commerce and Industry
8 Sharing Knowledge on European Policies for SMEs, Particularly on Innovation: INNOSMES ��������������������������������������������������p 35
Consejo Superior De Camaras Oficiales De Comercio, Industria Y Navegacion De Espana (High Council of Chambers of
Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Spain), Ankara Chamber of Industry (Turkey), Chamber Commerce And Industry of
Xanthi (Greece), Gipuzkoa Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation (Spain)
VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROJECTS
9 Bridges for Vocational Training Between Germany and Turkey ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������p 36
Uşak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria (Germany),
Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Germany), Afyonkarahisar Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Turkey), Simav
Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Turkey), Kütahya Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Turkey), Gediz Chamber of
Industry and Commerce (Turkey)
INTERNATIONALIZATION PROJECTS
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Eskisehir Chamber of Industry, Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Germany), Kütahya Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (Turkey)
11 Kayso Global-Developing Kayseri Chamber of Industry Internationalization Services ��������������������������������������������������������������p 38
Kayseri Chamber of Industry, Kayseri Chamber of Industry
12 Made in Konya ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������p 39
Konya Chamber of Industry, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chemnitz (Romania), Karaman Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (Turkey)
13 Open Up Your Chambers, Open Up Your Members ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������p 40
Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Commerce of Limburg (Netherlands), Isparta Commodity Exchange
(Turkey)
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Diyarbakir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prato Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (Italy)
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Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Barcelona Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation (Spain),
Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Castellon (Spain), Ordu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
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Çaycuma Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Voka - Chamber of Commerce and Industry Antwerp-Waasland (Belgium)
AGRICULTURE PROJECTS
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Tekirdağ Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Castellon (Spain)
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Tekirdağ Commodity Exchange, Arad Chamber of Commerce (Romania), Industry and Agriculture, Chamber of Grevena
(Spain)
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Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Greece), Jerez De La Frontera
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Spain), Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture Messina (Italy),
Kahramanmaraş Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey), Antakya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
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Afyonkarahisar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bolvadin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey, Bolvadin
Commodity Exchange (Turkey), Çay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey), Dinar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(Turkey), Emirdağ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey), Sandıklı Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey),
Afyonkarahisar Commodity Exchange (Turkey), Voka - Chamber of Commerce and Industry Antwerp-Waasland (Belgium),
Professionals Chamber of Thessaloniki (Greece), Voka - Chamber of Commerce East Flanders (Belgium)
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Uzunköprü Commodity Exchange, Sibiu Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Agriculture (Romania), Chamber of Kavala
(Greece), Uzunköprü Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Turkey)
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
Retecamere
JOURNEY ACROSS CIVILISATIONS TO LINK PEOPLE AND
TERRITORIES - JAC
The partnership was formed between Şanlıurfa Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Project Leader), Retecamere S.Cons.
Rl (Italy) and Asset Camera, Special Agency of the Chamber of
Commerce of Rome (Italy).
The main objectives of the project were to strengthen the mutual
knowledge and reciprocal cooperation between Turkish and
European Union’s Chambers of Commerce as a means to better
promote integration among EU and Turkish business communities,
with the aim to increase competiveness of territories and SMEs.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n E stablishment of a permanent relationship between Turkish and
Italian partners;
n Implementation of a regional and international tourist brand for
territories and SMEs;
nC
reation and development of a cluster on qualified tourist
environmental SMEs assisted by the Chambers;
n Increased communication and marketing capacity and services
provided by the Chambers;
nD
evelopment of specific communication strategy and awareness
campaign.
Contacts
Şanlıurfa CCI
Nimet İNCE
[email protected]
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Emanuela Valiante
[email protected]
Asset Camera S. Cons. rl
Luca Rossi
[email protected]
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
CAPACITY INCREASE AND NETWORKING
The partnership was formed between Haymana Commodity
Exchange (Project Leader) and Targovishte Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (Bulgaria).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To transfer knowledge related to core Chamber issues;
n To facilitate effective implementation of business-related acquis
in Haymana;
n To share business practices in both Haymana and Targovishte;
n To improve trade and investment opportunities between both
regions.
Over the 12 month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n Development of human resources;
n Hardware infrastructure increase;
n ICT software infrastructure increase;
n Entrepreneurship Awareness increase;
n Project Cycle Management awareness increase;
n Input for sectoral study and awareness.
Contacts
Haymana CE
Lokman Sarı
[email protected]
Targovishte CCI
Olya Ivanova
[email protected]
Project website :
http://www.haymanaborsasi.org.tr/
index.php?dil=tr
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
YOZGAT OPENS UP EUROPE WITH SLOVENIA
The partnership was formed between Yozgat Chamber of
Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce and
Industry of Slovenia.
The main objectives were to strengthen the institutional capacity
of the Turksih Chamber and transfer the knowledge from the
Slovenian Chamber on investment opportunities, legislation
relevant for the business community, as well as services and
management structure.
Over the fifteen month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n S taff of the Yozgat CCI is more educated and they better serve
their members;
n T he Slovenian partner is informed in detail and has knowledge
about the economy of Yozgat and the structure of the Yozgat CCI;
nW
ebsite has been created. The content of the website has been
improved and updated during the project;
n B ooklets and brochures have been printed;
n S lovenia CCI and Slovenian Business Community know better
about Turkey and Yozgat.
Contacts
Yozgat CCI
Aslihan Filik
[email protected]
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CCI Slovenia
Grit Ackermann
[email protected]
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
BRIDGE - BRIDGES OF KNOWLEDGE FOR EU-TR CHAMBERS
The partnership was formed between IMEAK – Chamber of
Shipping in Istanbul, Voka - Chamber of Commerce West Flanders
(Belgium), the Croatian Chamber of Economy, and the Association
of the Chambers of Commerce of Marche Region (Italy).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To strengthen mutual knowledge and understanding between
Turkish Chambers and their counterparts in the EU;
n To promote the integration of European and Turkish business
communities;
n To ensure a stronger awareness of the opportunities and
challenges of Turkey’s future accession to the EU in both Turkey
and in the EU;
n To establish long term partnerships between European and
Turkish chambers.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
nA
n online database for EU-TR Chambers;
nA
EU Strategy Document for Turkish Chamber of Shipping;
n S tronger communication with EU institutions;
n B enchmarking Turkish Chamber of Shipping with its European
counterparts;
n Increasing understanding of the EU business practices in Turkey
and of Turkish business practises in the EU;
n F ostering opportunities for trade and investment;
n Improving the institutional capacity of the Turkish Chamber of
Shipping;
n S etting a successful example for prospective cooperation
projects between EU-TR chambers.
Contacts
IMEAK
Utku Birkan
[email protected]
Zadar Chamber of Economy
Masa Jurin
[email protected]
Unioncamere Marche
Voka West Flanders
Maurizio Di Genova
[email protected]
Barbara Geschier
[email protected]
Project website:
www.projectbridge.eu
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
A CHAMBER IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD OF SERVICE
OFFERING TO THE MEMBERS
The partnership was formed between Batman Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Project Leader), Şırnak Chamber
of Commerce and Industry (Turkey) and Xanthi Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Greece).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To establish an electronic archiving system;
n To classify the 47 year-old archive of Batman CCI through
scanners and store in electronic archive;
n To transfer about 400,000 documents in 4,500 folders to e-media
by scanning;
Over the fifteen month period of implementation, the partners
n Chamber staff was trained on 4 training modules and 4 corporate
workshops;
n Server, UPS, switches, software program, computers, scanner,
compact archive of 25 cabinet were purchased for establishment
of IT infrastructure;
n 400,000 documents in 4,500 folders were transferred to
electronic media;
n Members of the Chamber can access their files over the internet;
n Software program is established for official correspondence;
n Long-term sustainable cooperation between Turkish Chambers
and Xanthi Chamber.
have achieved the following results;
n 2 people for project management team, 3 trainers and 2 IT
experts were employed;
Contacts
Batman CCI
Mehmet Şefik Aydın
[email protected]
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Xanthi CCI
Anthi Panagiotou
[email protected]
Şırnak CCI
Mehmet Geçgel
[email protected]
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2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
THE INNOVATION WILL BRING THE EU STANDARDS
The partnership was formed between Trabzon Commodity
Exchange and the Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of
Caceres (Spain).
The main objectives of the project were to reach EU norms while
building bilateral relations with the EU by understanding the EU,
economic and trade integration of Turkish business world within
the EU.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n The best practices, applied by The Chamber of Commerce and
Industry Caceres in the area of environment, food safety, energy
and technology were investigated by Trabzon Commodity
Exchange;
n The analysis in the area of environment, food safety, energy and
technology of 200 companies which are members of Trabzon
Commodity Exchange were realised, evaluated and developed
within the framework of the EU;
n Pilot practices started in 4 companies for each title, which are
relevant to transferred innovation regarding environment,
food safety, energy and technology and the awareness about
innovation practices within the framework of the EU legislation
was created in 200 companies;
n The development of strategies, transfer of innovation and
generating solution capacity of Trabzon Commodity Exchange
were increased oriented for its members’ development;
n The dialogue between Trabzon Commodity Exchange, The
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Caceres, the universities
and SMEs were improved by providing cooperation, forming a
network and exchanging information.
Contacts
Trabzon Commodity Exchange
Şükrü Erüz
General Secretary
[email protected]
Chamber of Commerce and Industry
of Caceres
Raul Iglesias Duran
Project Manager
[email protected]
Project website:
www.tbinovasyon.org
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1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
PROMOTING COMPETITIVENESS OF SIVAS
ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITY THROUGH INNOVATIVE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The partnership was formed between FORMAPER - Azienda
Speciale Della Camera Di Commercio Industria Artigianto e
Agricoltura Di Milano (Project Leader) and Sivas Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Turkey).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To contribute to increase the number of competitive and
environment friendly companies in Sivas Area;
n To enhance business community awareness toward sustainable
development issues giving visibility to the phenomenon;
n To strengthen the cooperation between Turkish and EU
Chambers through partnership;
n To create a support core team of Sivas CCI internal staff to deliver
information, orientation and training services to companies and
entrepreneurs in giving visibility to the new services of the Sivas
CCI as a key service provider for competitive and environment
friendly companies in the Sivas Area.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n S TSO is recognized as a key support service provider and
key node of networking in the field of competitiveness and
promotion of sustainable development;
nC
apacity building of STSO is strengthened and service capacity
enhanced.
Contacts
FORMAPER
Olga NOGAEVA
International Project Manager
[email protected]
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Sivas CCI
Mutlu TÜRKOĞLU
Secretary General
[email protected]
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
Ankara Chamber
of Industry
SHARING KNOWLEDGE ON EUROPEAN POLICIES FOR SMEs,
PARTICULARLY ON INNOVATION: INNOSMES
The partnership was formed between the High Council of
Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Spain (Project
Leader), Ankara Chamber of Industry, the Chamber Commerce and
Industry of Xanthi (Greece) and Gipuzkoa Chamber of Commerce,
Industry and Navigation (Spain).
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n 1 10 SMEs participated in innovation actions;
n 1 Manual + 1 Presentation on management of Public Programmes/
projects produced for Ankara Chamber + 5 Training presentations
The main objectives of the project were:
n To exchange knowledge and best practices about European
management and Public Funds in favour of SMEs for innovation
activities;
n To increase the number of Turkish enterprises (SMEs) taking part
in innovation activities;
n To foster reciprocal knowledge of business communities.
prepared for Seminars;
n 2 0 Chamber staff members were trained;
n 6 0 SMEs were trained in Innovation;
n 5 Innovation Seminars and Workshops were held;
n 2 Innovation Manuals developed: Diagnosis and Plan;
n 3 0 Authorities, Associations, Universities, participated in the project;
n R eport with main experiences and innovation possibilities
identified with SMEs;
n P ress kit and dissemination materials produced (on occasion of
the Closing Conference).
Contacts
CSC
M Carmen Ayllón Martínez
[email protected]
Gipuzkoa Chamber
Blanca Ortueta
[email protected]
Xanthi Chamber
Alkis Papademetrious
[email protected]
Ankara CI
Suat Balaban
[email protected]
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
BRIDGES FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING BETWEEN GERMANY
AND TURKEY
The partnership was formed between Uşak Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (Project Leader), Chamber of Industry and Commerce
for Munich and Upper Bavaria (Germany), Cologne Chamber of
Industry and Commerce (Germany), Afyonkarahisar Chamber of
Industry and Commerce (Turkey), Simav Chamber of Industry and
Commerce (Turkey), Kütahya Chamber of Industry and Commerce
(Turkey), and Gediz Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Turkey).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To strengthen the institutional capacities for vocational training
services of the Uşak, Afyon and Kütahya Chambers;
n To establish sustainable relationships between Chambers in
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n Institutional capacities for vocational training services of the
Uşak, Afyon and Kütahya Chambers were strengthened;
n Sustainable relationships between Chambers in Uşak, Kütahya
and Afyonkarahisar and in Cologne and Munich were established;
n Awareness of the opportunities and challenges of EU accession
in the field of vocational training is ensured.
Uşak, Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar and in Cologne and Munich;
n To ensure the awareness of the opportunities and challenges of
EU accession in the field of vocational training.
Contacts
Uşak CCI
Caner URHAN
[email protected]
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CCI for Munich and Upper Bavaria
Jörg Engelmann
[email protected]
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
INTERNATIONALIZE SMEs
The partnership was formed between Eskisehir Chamber of
Industry, Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Germany)
and Kütahya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To determine the needs and requirements of regional industry in
terms of export promotion;
n To increase the awareness of SMEs in related EU business
practices and regulations;
n To create opportunities for member companies in order to
increase the export capacity and commercial relations between
regions;
n To introduce the industrial capabilities of Eskişehir/Kütahya for
promoting investment opportunities in target sectors;
n To improve the capacity of Turkish Chambers in terms of better
internationalisation services to member companies;
n To develop social dialogue between project partners.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n A Foreign Trade Survey on 110 SMEs from target industries has
been conducted for the region;
n Knowledge on foreign trade and internationalisation of 50
Turkish SMEs have been raised;
n The export capacity of local companies has been increased
by participation of 35 SMEs in Trade Missions to Stuttgart
and Eskişehir and carrying more than 200 business meetings
between companies;
n Promotion of industrial capabilities of Eskişehir/Kütahya for
investment opportunities have been done by participating in an
international event/fair organised in Stuttgart;
n Social dialog between Turkish and European partners has been
improved; the network has been established for long term
cooperation and partnership.
Contacts
Eskişehir Chamber of Industry
Ismail Ozturk – Project Coordinator
[email protected]
Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce
Barbara Effenberger
[email protected]
Kütahya Chamber of Commerce and
Industry
Müge Şahbaz
[email protected]
Project website:
www.intersmes.net
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2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
KAYSO GLOBAL-DEVELOPING KAYSERI CHAMBER OF
INDUSTRY INTERNATIONALIZATION SERVICES
The partnership was formed between Kayseri Chamber of Industry
(Project Leader), Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Zaragoza
(Spain) and Nevşehir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To improve the quality of Kayseri Chamber of Industry’s existing
services by examining a European Union Member Chamber;
n To improve the service capacity by transferring two new
services about internationalisation from Zaragoza Chamber of
Commerce and Industry;
n To improve awareness of the Kayseri Chamber of Industry staff
on EU Chambers’ issues;
n To increase the usage of Kayseri Chamber of Industry
internationalisation services;
n To develop a long term partnership and increasing mutual trade
with the help of Kayseri.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n Kayseri Chamber of Industry’s education services approach was
reorganised and developed according to Zaragoza CCI model;
n Two services were transferred to Kayseri CI from Zaragoza CCI
about internalisation; “Km.0 Step by Step Internationalization
Operations” which is focusing on the companies who are starting
foreign trade operations and “ENTER International Market
Reports” services which is focusing on the companies who would
like to develop their international activities. Both services started
to be given during the project implementation time;
n “Business and Investment Opportunities” meetings were held in
Zaragoza, Kayseri and Nevşehir and 98 businessmen attended
these meetings;
n The project activities and the outputs were shared with public via
press meetings and 92 press releases were published in media;
n To maintain cooperation between the project partners, to
introduce new services to members and to
enhance the trade opportunities between
Kayseri and Zaragoza;
n The www.kaysoglobal.com web page was
created.
Contacts
Kayseri Sanayi Odası
Tolga Gökşen
Project Secretary General
[email protected]
Zaragoza Ticaret ve Sanayi Odası
Maria Elena Nasarre García
Project International Director
[email protected]
Nevşehir Ticaret ve Sanayi Odası
Veysel Donmaz
Project Expert
[email protected]
Project website:
www.kaysoglobal.com
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2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
MADE IN KONYA
The partnership was formed between Konya Chamber of Industry
(Project Leader), Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chemnitz
(Germany), Karaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey).
The main objective of the project was to increase trade and
investment relations between Turkey and South West Region of
Saxony-Germany.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n A “Made in Konya” consciousness has been formed among the
city industrialists;
n A sustainable Konya Export Platform is established,
n Promotional materials were produced for industrial companies
in Konya;
n Contribution provided to the cooperation and confidence
between Konya exporters;
n Opportunities for trade between Konya and Germany were
fostered via information dissemination through Konya CI and
CCI Southwest Saxony;
n Investment Promotion Services have been started in Karaman CCI.
institutionalised and backed with online tools;
Contacts
Konya CI:
M. Sami UNSACAR
[email protected]
Chemnitz CCI:
Nikola LOSKE
[email protected]
Karaman CCI:
Hakan ALKAN
[email protected]
Project website:
www.madeinkonya.org
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2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
OPEN UP YOUR CHAMBERS, OPEN UP YOUR MEMBERS
The partnership was formed between Alanya Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Project Leader), Chamber of Commerce of
Limburg (Netherlands) and Isparta Commodity Exchange (Turkey).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To promote web-presence of companies;
n To support clustering;
n To enable online matchmaking between Turkish and European
companies;
n To foster new trade and investment opportunities;
n To promote SME development;
Over the fifteen month implementation period, the parnters have
achieved the following results:
n Cooperation between project parties is developed for the first
time. Know-how on business matchmaking is transferred. Mutual
knowledge and understanding between Turkish Chambers and
their counterparts in the EU is strengthened. Knowledge on core
chamber issues - facilitating trade and investment opportunities
for members - is exchanged;
n An online commerce portal is established. A business
network of Turkish and Dutch companies is created. Online
business matchmaking is realised. New trade and investment
opportunities are fostered. Service capacity of project parties is
increased;
n A study visit to the “Euregional” network of Limburg CCI
(Netherlands, Germany and Belgium) is held, cooperation is
strengthened. Stronger awareness of the opportunities and
challenges of Turkey’s future accession to the EU in both parties
is accomplished;
n New Turkish Commercial Code in line with the acquis, aiming
to facilitate adaptation of Turkish business world to Europe is
promoted with seminars, trainings and the commerce portal.
Integration of European and Turkish business communities is
strengthened. Effective implementation of business-related
acquis in Turkey is ensured. Understanding of the EU business
practices in Turkey and of Turkish business practices in the EU
has increased.
Contacts
Alanya Chamber of Commerce and
Industry
Zehra Kanmaz, Project Coordinator
[email protected]
[email protected]
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Isparta Commodity Exchange
Ali KOYAK, Deputy General Secretary
[email protected]
Limburg Chamber of Commerce
Han BOOTS, (Advisor International
Trade) Project Director
[email protected]
Project website:
www.altsoticaret.org
www.altsotrade.org
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TEXTILE CLUSTERING PROJECT
The partnership was formed between Diyarbakir Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Project Leader) and Prato Chamber of
Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (Italy).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To increase the international competitiveness of Companies in
the textile and clothing sectors;
n To improve the textile sector in Diyarbakir;
n To support the textile companies in solving their problems;
n To provide the companies with an international experience;
n To ensure coordination among the companies.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n Collaboration with labor masses or institutions in different
countries;
n Gaining international experiences;
n Establishing a global market for the Diyarbakır textile industry;
n Increasing employment capacity and raising export capacity of
textile sector at the end of the project;
n Developing a Cluster Map;
n At least 100 companies were trained.
Contacts
Diyarbakir CCI
İslam Yaşın
[email protected]
Prato Chamber
Silvia Gambi
[email protected]
Project website: www.
textileclusterdiyarbakir.org
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1.2. The EU Training Programme
1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
IDEB: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF EASTERN BLACK
SEA REGION
The partnership was formed between Trabzon Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Project Leader), Barcelona Official
Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation (Spain), Chamber
of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Castellon (Spain) and Ordu
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey).
The main objectives were:
n To promote international relations and to ensure long-term
partnership between EU and Turkish business communities for
transferring best practices from the EU to the Eastern Black Sea
Region in Turkey;
n Capacity building of the Chambers to better serve and represent
their members on internationalisation;
n To foster opportunities for trade and investment in the region.
Over the fifteen month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n Trabzon Foreign Trade Center was established for delivering
sustainable internationalisation services to the region;
n International services system transferred from Spain and adapted
to Turkish Chamber system;
n Institutional capacity of Trabzon CCI and Ordu CCI improved at
local, national and international level;
n Staff of Trabzon CCI and Ordu CCI are specialized on international
services with long term trainings;
n A detailed guideline on internationalisation is prepared for
Chambers and SMEs.
Contacts
Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and
Industry
Bilgen AKMERMER
Project Coordinator
[email protected]
Barcelona Chamber of Commerce,
Industry and Navigation
Elisabeth COLL-VINENT
Project Manager
[email protected]
Castellon Chamber of Commerce,
Industry and Navigation
Nela GOMEZ
Project Manager
[email protected]
Ordu Chamber of Commerce
and Industry
Erdinç KARADENİZ
Project Manager
[email protected]
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE CAPACITY
The partnership was formed between Çaycuma Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Project Leader) and Voka - Chamber of
Commerce and Industry Antwerp-Waasland (Belgium).
The main objectives were to develop and strengthen foreign
trade relations and to develop inter-Chamber relations between
Turkey and countries of European Union through increasing trade
interaction between Caycuma CCI and Antwerp CCI.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n Antwerp CCI know-how on foreign trade was transferred to
Caycuma;
n Consciousness among SMEs in Caycuma on trading with the EU
has increased;
n SMEs in Caycuma acquired an international perspective on
foreign trade;
n Management capacity of Caycuma CCI has improved;
n Sustainability of trade relations between Caycuma and Antwerp
was ensured;
n Awareness of foreign trade in the regions of Caycuma and
Antwerp has increased.
Contacts
Caycuma CCI
Alper Puren, Secretary General and
Project Coordinator
[email protected]
Voka - CCI Antwerp-Waasland
Luc Van Looveren
[email protected]
Project website:
www.ditc.info.tr
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1.3. The EU acquis audit
2.1. EUROCHAMBRES Academies
2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
WINE CLUSTER IN TEKIRDAĞ: WCT
The project was formed between Tekirdağ Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (Project Leader) and the Chamber of Commerce,
Industry and Shipping of Castellon (Spain).
The main objectives of the project were to form a wine cluster and
transfer know-how from Spain to help wine producing SMEs in
their efforts to institutionalise and internationalise their production
by contributing to regional development through competitiveness
and innovation.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n International project management and international
n Cluster management know-how is transferred to Tekirdağ CCI
from Spain for wineries;
n Tekirdağ CCI can now offer differentiated services to its member
SMEs;
n The capacity of the Cluster member SMEs was developed; they
acquired guidance on subjects such as innovation, branding,
retailing etc.;
n Domestic retail networks are better exploited;
n Sales and income in the region will increase respectively;
n Employment capacities of the SMEs are regulated.
cooperation capacities of Tekirdağ Chamber of Commerce was
further developed;
Contacts
Tekirdag CCI
Irfan Ekici
Secretary General
[email protected]
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Castellon Chamber
Nela Gomez
Manager of Information, European
Projects and Funds
[email protected]
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2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
TRANSFER OF GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES (GAP)
The partnership involved Tekirdağ Commodity Exchange (Project
Leader), Arad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture
(Romania), the Chamber of Grevena (Spain).
The main objective of the project was to increase the consciousness
of the farmers about Global Agricultural Practices.
Over the twelve month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n Increased application of Good Agricultural Practices;
n Increased income of farmers.
Contacts
Tekirdag CE
Goktug Beser
[email protected]
Arad Chamber
Carmen Babutau
[email protected]
Chamber of Grevena
Chrysoula Kritharioti
[email protected]
Project website :
http://www.tdag-ticbor.org.tr/tr/
iyi_tarim_uygulamalari_projesi
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
MEDITERRANEAN CHAMBERS NETWORK FOR
IMPROVING THE SUPPORT SYSTEM IN AGRICULTURAL
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The partnership was formed between Mersin Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Project Leader), Heraklion Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Greece), Jerez De La Frontera Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Spain), Chamber of Commerce, Industry,
Handicraft and Agriculture Messina (Italy), Kahramanmaraş
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey), Antakya Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Turkey).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To evaluate, benchmark & develop the agricultural entrepreneur
support system in partnering regions;
n To build business skills and increase value added sustainable
production in agricultural sector by informing entrepreneurs about
business planning, investment planning, product development,
technological applications, sustainable production, value added
farming, non-food products, market development, consumer
trends, cross sectoral opportunities, direct marketing facilities.
Over the fourteen month implementation period, the partners
have achieved the following results:
n Communication and coordination have improved among 7
Mediterranean regions from 3 countries at EU level;
n Chambers built their capacity in supporting agricultural
entrepreneurship, one of the major sectors in all partner regions;
n Fragmentation in the agri-business support service providers
was prevented and a synergy between agricultural consultants
and SME consultants has been created;
n Cross sectoral knowledge between agricultural business and
other sectors such as tourism, cosmetics, energy etc. has been
enriched;
n Through analysis of best practices, creation of improved
support services and new business models has increased the
competitiveness of the sector;
n Awareness was raised among 100 entrepreneurs by trainings
and among many others by distribution of 4,000 handbooks and
information releases through websites, e-bulletins, press articles .
In order to get EU level perspectives, core staff from partners
& associates, business representatives and new entrepreneurs
attended international study visits throughout the project.
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Mersin CCI
Ruhi Akkuzu
[email protected]
Antakya CCI
Ender Öztürk
[email protected]
Jerez CC
Jose Manuel Soto Sambruno
Kahramanmaras CCI
Tolga Temizyürek
[email protected]
Messina CC
Antonio Fracassi
[email protected]
Heraklion CC
Michael Katharakis
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DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL WASTE
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN AFYONKARAHISAR
The partnership was formed between Afyonkarahisar Chamber
of Commerce and Industry (Project Leader), Bolvadin Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Turkey, Bolvadin Commodity Exchange
(Turkey), Çay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey), Dinar
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey), Emirdağ Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Turkey), Sandıklı Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (Turkey), Afyonkarahisar Commodity Exchange
(Turkey), Voka - Chamber of Commerce and Industry AntwerpWaasland (Belgium), Professionals Chamber of Thessaloniki
(Greece) and Voka -Chamber of Commerce East Flanders (Belgium).
The main objective of the project was to secure ecologically
sustainable development, while promoting justifiable economic
and social development in Afyonkarahisar region.
Over the ten month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
nA
platform across Afyonkarahisar Region that enables
cooperation in waste management through close collaboration
of expert organizations, suppliers of waste technology and
stakeholders was established;
nA
t least two concrete investment projects for SMEs located in
Afyonkarahisar Region were developed;
n P roject partners got the opportunities to put into perspective
their waste management needs, via the identification and
exchange of good practice, to consider waste as an asset for
innovations, business opportunities and employment.
Contacts
Afyonkarahisar CCI
Süleyman Uğur Ünsoy
[email protected]
Çay CCI
Salih Kaygısız
[email protected]
Voka - Antwerp-Waasland CCI
Luc Van Looveren
[email protected]
Afyonkarahisar CE
Hüseyin Eker
[email protected]
Dinar CCI
Tansu Kurt
[email protected]
Professionals’ Chamber of Thessaloniki
Possidonos Konstantinos
[email protected]
Bolvadin CCI
İsmail Özdilek
[email protected]
Emirdag CCI
Koray Gürbüz
[email protected]
Voka – Chamber of Commerce East
Flanders
Arne Oosthuyse
[email protected]
Bolvadin CE
Fatih Çeliker
[email protected]
Sandıklı CCI
Ahmet NAYAN
[email protected]ail.com
Project website:
www.afyonatikproje.com
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2.2. Study visits in the EU
2.3. Partnerships between Chambers
AGRICULTURAL LAND REMEDIATION: SOIL DEPOLLUTION
The partnership was formed between Uzunköprü Commodity
Exchange (Project Leader), Sibiu Chamber of Industry and
Commerce and Agriculture (Romania), Chamber of Kavala (Greece)
and Uzunköprü Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Turkey).
The main objectives of the project were:
n To establish long term and sustainable cooperation between
Turkish Partners and EU Chambers;
n To transfer best EU practices;
n To exchange and enhance sustainable environment knowledge;
n To contribute to the reduction of the Ergene River pollution in
Uzunkopru;
n To generalize the objectives of Ergene Basin Environmental
Management Master Plan Project in Uzunkopru;
n To support the regional development through increasing
productivity in agriculture;
n To disseminate eco-friendly production through awareness
raising campaigns.
Over the thirteen month implementation period, the partners have
achieved the following results:
n A sustainable cooperation between Turkey, Romania and Greece
has been established;
n Dissemination activities were held to promote eco-friendly
production;
n Spot observation visits were organised to transfer best practice
examples from the EU;
n Awareness seminars were held for agricultural producers and
farmers in Uzunkopru;
n Uzunkopru Environmental Action Plan was created. This plan
is the most important outcome that will guide the industrial
producers and farmers in the region.
Contacts
Uzunköprü CE
Levent Sekban
[email protected]
Kavala CCI
Alkis Papademetriu
[email protected]
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Anca Muntean
[email protected]
[email protected]
Uzunköprü CCI
Unal Malak
[email protected]
Project website:
www.ergeneriver.com
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