In the framework of the Turkey-EU Business Dialogue, the European Union is supporting 19 partnership projects involving Chambers in Turkey and those in the EU Member States.

Each partnership includes at least 1 Turkish Chamber and 1 EU Chamber. The selected partnerships launched their activities in April 2019, with a duration of between 10 and 15 months. Each selected partnership is being supported by the European Union with a grant of up to €150,000.

The partnership projects were identified and selected following a dedicated Call for Proposals, which was managed by CFCU in cooperation with TOBB.

The partnership projects contribute to the following objectives: 
1. Improve Chambers’ capacity to better serve and represent their members 
2. Support local/regional investment promotion activities
3. Support the development of SMEs
4. Improve vocational training and education
5. Promote cluster development
6. Raise awareness of how businesses can help to address environmental issues 
7. Promote and support women’s entrepreneurship
8. Raise awareness of how businesses can protect their Intellectual Property 
9. Exchange knowledge with respect to the implementation of the EU policies.

The TEBD team provides training, coaching and continuous support for the successful implementation of each partnership project. This includes on-site monitoring visits, mid-term reviews and online support.

Partnership Projects

Here is a list of partnership projects supported by the EU in the framework of TEBD.

Project: Mardin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIM) Increases Its Capacity in Cooperation With Its Counterpart in Granada (CCIG)
Coordinator: Mardin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
Partner: Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Granada (Spain)    

Project: Knowledge Is Power
Coordinator: Edirne Commodity Exchange (Turkey)
Partners: Yambol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)

Project: Develop SMEs and Clusters By International Networking
Coordinator: Eskişehir Chamber of Industry (Turkey)
Partners: Auvergne Rhone Alpes Chamber of Commerce and Industry (France) / Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Barcelona (Spain) / Sivas Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)

Project: Improving European Dialogue for Business
Coordinator: Çerkezköy Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
Partners: Drama Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Greece)

Project: SME Hospital and European Network
Coordinator: Afyonkarahisar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
Partners: Siauliai Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (Lithuania) / Sibiu Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (Romania) / Varna Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)/ Afyonkarahisar Commodity Exchange (Turkey) / Bingöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)

Project: Strengthen of EU-Turkey Business Bridges Through More Cooperation and Comprehension of EU
Coordinator: Samsun Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
Partner: Czech Republic Chamber of Commerce (Czech Republic)

Project: Finding Opportunities & Building Bridges In The Automotive Industry Between Turkey and The EU
Coordinator: Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
Partners: Polish Chamber of Commerce (Poland) / Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bacs-Kiskun County (Hungary) / Kilis Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)

Project: Twinning for Digitalization
Coordinator: Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (Turkey)
Partner: Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry (France)

Project: Fostering SMEs’ Growth By Transfer of Expertise Between Spanish and Turkish Chambers: SMEs’ Observatory
Coordinator: Ankara Chamber of Industry (Turkey)
Partners: Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Spain (Spain) / Düzce Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)

Project: Business Service Center
Coordinator: Konya Chamber of Commerce (Turkey)
Partners: Chemnitz Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Germany) / Aksaray Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)

Project: Increase of Hazelnut Added Value in Giresun by Increasing The Collaboration of The Chambers
Coordinator: Giresun Commodity Exchange (Turkey)
Partners: Turin Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture (Italy) / Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)

Project: Accreditation Guidance to Kars CE and Provision of Cheese Production Variety
Coordinator: Kars Commodity Exchange (Turkey)
Partners: Serres Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Greece) / Galati Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture (Romania) / Ardahan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)

Project: Transfer of Best Practices Through Structural Dialogue for Capacity Development in The Fields of Digitalisation and Industry-University Collaboration and Internationalisation
Coordinator: Istanbul Chamber of Industry (Turkey)
Partner: Regional Union of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture of Lombardy (Italy)

Project: Supporting EU-Turkey Trade Integration (SETTI)
Coordinator: Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (Turkey)
Partners: Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Seville (Spain) / Adıyaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)

Project: Developing A New Service for Turkish Chambers on Coaching Companies on Energy Efficiency
Coordinator: Kocaeli Chamber of Industry (Turkey)
Partner: Walloon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Belgium)

Project: Mediterranean Business Dialogue for SME Coaching and International Trade
Coordinator: Uşak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
Partners: Viterbo Chamber of Commerce (Italy) / Chamber of Small and Medium Sized Industries of Thessaloniki (Greece) / Caceres Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Spain) / Kütahya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey) / Manisa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)

Project: Intereuropean Concept Innovation Network
Coordinator: Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
Partners: Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria) / Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (Lithuania)

Project: Increase Your Opportunities of Networking Though Strengthened Digital Information Management System
Coordinator: Artvin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
Partner: Arad County Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (Romania)

Project: Strengthening The Civil Society & Business Networking of Female Entrepreneurs and Exchange of Experience (Euro-FEM)
Coordinator: Small And Medium Sized Industry Chamber Of Piraeus (Greece)
Partners: Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) / Izmir Commodity Exchange (Turkey)


CONTACT PERSON 
Belgin Kılıç – TEBD Deputy Director & Grant Scheme Expert
kilic@eurochambres.eu
+32 (0)2 282 08 77