The 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of our project took place on 13 December in the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services in Ankara. Nuray Hatırnaz, Head of EU and Foreign Affairs Department from the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services made the opening speech and informed the participants about the project activities and the current situation. European Union Delegation to Turkey, Civil Society, Fundamental Rights, Judiciary and Internal Affairs Unit, Program Manager Friederike Wunschmann mentioned that, this Project is very successful, and it is one of the best CSO Project under the implementation period.
Bülent Özcan, General director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for EU Affairs, Financial Cooperation and Project Implementation Unit, stated that the project could accurately reflect the cooperation and synergy between public and CSO and underlined the importance of such outputs as the help desk and code of conduct to be produced within the scope of the Project. He added that these activities can be extended in the future and congratulated the project team for the successfully implementation.
The project’s team leader, Cleofe Guardigli, provided detailed information about the planned and ongoing activities of the project. The results of the mapping study were shared with the participants by the key expert of the project Süha Vekiloğlu and she explained the deficiencies and developments in the field reflected in the reports. After the presentations, the representatives of the institutions were asked about their opinions about the Project.