Within the scope of the Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) project, 60 Workshops are being held for representatives of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) – including 50 Workshops in various Turkish cities and regions and 10 Workshops in different Member States of the European Union (EU). All of these SME Workshops are organised in cooperation with local Chambers of Commerce and Industry and/or Commodity Exchanges.

The purpose of the TEBD SME Workshops is to reach out to representatives of the Turkish and EU business communities at local level, in order to increase their understanding of EU-Turkey economic relations and also to elicit their input on how the policy framework for doing business between Turkey and the EU could be improved. The SME Workshops focus in particular on the importance of the implementation and modernization of the Customs Union and the progression of Turkey’s EU accession negotiations.

Here (below) is a list of all the SME Workshops that have been held in the framework of the TEBD Project so far. Looking at the first 26 SME Workshops which were organised up until the end of March 2020, a total of approximately 800 Turkish and European SMEs have already been reached.

 

SME Workshop #1
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Nevşehir Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Nevşehir, Turkey
19 December 2018
25 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #2
“Adaptation of Food Producers to the EU Standards”
Hosted by the Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Trabzon, Turkey
21 December 2018
44 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #3
“Opportunities and challenges of EU-Turkey Customs Union”
Hosted by the Afyonkarahisar Chamber of Industry and Commodity Exchange
Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
21 February 2019
37 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #4
“Challenges of the SMEs exporting to EU countries”
Hosted by the Tavşanlı Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kütahya, Turkey
23 February 2019
55 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #5
“Adaptation of Food Producers to the EU Standards”
Hosted by the Bandırma Chamber of Commerce
Balıkesir, Turkey
26 February 2019
34 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #6
“Modernization of the Customs Union, Opportunities and Challenges, Importance of its Implementation”
Hosted by the İzmir Chamber of Commerce
İzmir, Turkey
20 March 2019
28 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #7
“Challenges of the SMEs exporting to EU countries”
Hosted by the Çorlu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tekirdağ, Turkey
2 April 2019
35 SMEs
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #8
“Challenges of the SMEs exporting to EU countries”
Hosted by the Manisa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Manisa, Turkey
25 April 2019
20 SMEs
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #9
“Clustering and University - Industry”
Hosted by the Ordu Commodity Exchange
Ordu, Turkey
10 May 2019
40 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #10
“Adaptation of Food Producers to the EU Standards”
Hosted by the Beypazarı Chamber of Commerce
Ankara, Turkey
11 June 2019
22 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #11
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Antakya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Antakya, Turkey
19 June 2019
36 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #12
“EU Trade Policy and Relations with Turkey”
Hosted by the Erzurum Commodity Exchange
Erzurum, Turkey
19 November 2020
18 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #13
“EU-Turkey bilateral trade: Rules and requirements for trade and invest with Turkey”
Hosted by the Union of Hellenic Chambers
Athens, Greece
24 June 2019
18 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #14
“EU Trade Policy and Relations With Turkey”
Hosted by the Kayseri Chamber of Industry
Kayseri, Turkey
26 June 2019
23 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #15
“Adaptation of food producers to the EU standards”
Hosted by the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce
İstanbul, Turkey
8 October 2019
21 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #16
“Opportunities and challenges of EU-Turkey Customs Union”
Hosted by the International Cooperation and International Organizations Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sofia, Bulgaria
26 June 2019
23 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #17
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Edremit Chamber of Commerce
Balıkesir, Turkey
16 October 2019
20 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #18
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Düzce Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Düzce, Turkey
31 October 2019
47 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #19
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Adana Chamber of Industry
Adana, Turkey
26 November 2019
24 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #20
“EU-Turkey Custom Union and EU Trade Rules: Opportunities and Challenges of SMEs”
Hosted by the Ankara Chamber of Industry
Ankara, Turkey
26 November 2019
35 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #21
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Osmaniye Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Osmaniye, Turkey
28 November 2019
N/A
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #22
“The impact of SMEs institutionalization on EU export”
Hosted by the Sakarya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sakarya, Turkey
16 January 2020
32 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #23
“How to successfully enter Turkish market & EU - Turkey relations”
Hosted by the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Riga, Latvia
17 February 2020
22 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #24
“Post COVID-19 EU Turkey’s place in the EU Value Chain. Business opportunities, risks, and challenges for Turkish SMEs”
Hosted by the Bartın Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Bartın, Turkey
To Be Confirmed
N/A
SME Workshop #25
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
İzmir, Turkey
17 February 2020
19 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #26
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce
Gaziantep, Turkey
6 March 2020
56 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #27
“Challenges of SME’s exporting to EU countries”
Hosted by the Sivas Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sivas, Turkey
22 July 2020
19 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #28
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Konya Chamber of Commerce
Konya, Turkey
5 March 2020
45 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #29
“How to improve EU-Turkey economic relations and Projects”
Hosted by the Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Şanlıurfa, Turkey
12 March 2020
37 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #30
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Denizli Commodity Exchange
Denizli, Turkey
To Be Confirmed
N/A
SME Workshop #31
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Gebze Chamber of Commerce
Gebze, Turkey
22 December 2020
N/A
SME Workshop #32
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Aydın Chamber of Commerce
Aydın, Turkey
12 August 2020
26 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #33
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries - The Problems and Solutions of SMEs Operating in Mersin Region in Export to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mersin, Turkey
17 July 2020
20 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #34
“New Business Models and Techniques in the formation of New Strategies for Exporting to the European Market during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Hosted by the Bursa Commodity Exchange
Bursa, Turkey
23 September 2020
33 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #35
“New Business Models and Techniques for Creating New Strategies in Exporting to the EU Market in the Pandemic Process”
Hosted by the Çanakkale Commodity Exchange
Çanakkale, Turkey
21 December 2020
N/A
SME Workshop #36
“Digital Commerce”
Hosted by the Bingöl Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Bingöl, Turkey
21 October 2020
33 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #37
Topic will be announced at a later date
Hosted by the Isparta Chamber of Commerce and industry
Isparta, Turkey
Postponed until further notice
N/A
SME Workshop #38
“EU and Tourism”
Hosted by the Kuşadası Chamber of Commerce
Kuşadası, Turkey
To Be Confirmed
N/A
SME Workshop #39
“Post COVID-19 EU Turkey’s place in the EU Value Chain. Business opportunities, risks, and challenges for Turkish SMEs”
Hosted by the Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Antalya, Turkey
16 December 2020
N/A
SME Workshop #40
Topic will be announced at a later date
Hosted by the Tokat Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tokat, Turkey
Postponed until further notice
N/A
SME Workshop #41
“EU Rural Development Policy”
Hosted by the Eskişehir Commodity Exchange
Eskişehir, Turkey
30 October 2020
50 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #42
“The impact of SMEs Institutionalization on EU Export”
Hosted by the Artvin Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Artvin, Turkey
12 August 2020
36 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #43
“EU Rural Development Policy”
Hosted by the Zonguldak Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Zonguldak, Turkey
09 December 2020
N/A
SME Workshop #44
Topic will be announced at a later date
Hosted by the Adıyaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Adıyaman, Turkey
Postponed until further notice
N/A
SME Workshop #45
“Post COVID-19 EU Industry and Trade Strategy change and Its Impact on Turkey”
Hosted by the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry
Kocaeli, Turkey
14 July 2020
86 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
SME Workshop #46
Topic will be announced at a later date
Hosted by the Elazığ Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Elazığ, Turkey
8 September 2020 (Foreseen)
N/A
SME Workshop #47
Topic will be announced at a later date
Hosted by the Çankırı Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Çankırı, Turkey
24 September 2020 (Foreseen)
N/A
SME Workshop #48
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Muğla Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Muğla, Turkey
7 October 2020
31 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #49
Topic will be announced at a later date
Hosted by the Malatya Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Malatya, Turkey
30 September 2020 (Foreseen)
N/A
SME Workshop #50
Topic will be announced at a later date
Hosted by the Bolu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Bolu, Turkey
1 October 2020 (Foreseen)
N/A
SME Workshop #51
“Agriculture and Livestock”
Hosted by the Aksaray Commodity Exchange
Aksaray, Turkey
1 October 2020 (Foreseen)
N/A
SME Workshop #52
“Challenges of SMEs exporting to EU Countries”
Hosted by the Kastamonu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kastamonu, Turkey
22 October 2020
25 SME representatives
Workshop News Article
Workshop Presentation
SME Workshop #53
Topic will be announced at a later date
Hosted by the Edirne Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Edirne, Turkey
18 December 2020
N/A
SME Workshop #54
“Business Opportunities for Czech Companies in Turkey in times of COVID-19”
Hosted by the Czech Chamber of Commerce
Prague, Czech Republic
2 September 2020
22 SME representatives