|Duration||Start 6 April, 2018 till 5 December, 2020|
|Field of expertise||Building More Effective Public Administration|
Project Group Turkey
|Funding||Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU) Turkey|
Pursuant to the overall objective and the purpose, expected results to be achieved by the end of the project are as follows:
- Result 1: The capacity of key institutions for town twinnings with the EU (MEUA, UMT, UP and MoI) will be improved, and a road map will be prepared and published to give guidance for further structural improvements.
- Result 2: Relations with key partners in the EU and Turkey for town twinning will be sustained, including through strengthened networking structures.
- Result 3: The capacity of Turkish local authorities will be improved in areas relevant for EU accession and best practices will be disseminated.
- Result 4: The quantity and quality of town twinnings involving Turkish local authorities will increase, including effective promotion and involvement of key stakeholders such as civil society and citizens at local level.
The target groups of the project include the Ministry for European Union Affairs (MEUA), Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT), Union of Provinces (UP), the Ministry of Interior (MoI), local authorities in Turkey, and the Grant beneficiaries (local authorities from Turkey and EU countries).
The Project encompasses two mutually-reinforcing components, consisting of technical assistance for the implementation of the Grant Scheme under the first component, whereas the second component focuses of capacity building activities.
“In my experience municipalities in different countries often deal with similar challenges. In our work in Ukraine I have seen that by working together municipalities are enhancing a transformative experience that empowers them to overcome challenges and become close to their citizens. “