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IPA I & IPA II Programming

IPA I and IPA II Programming

 

IPA I PERIOD

 

The first period of Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) covering the years between 2007-2013 is being implemented for the establishment of institutional capacity towards Turkey’s alignment with the acquis communautaire and its implementation along with the establishment of capacity for the economic and social cohesion.

 

To this end, the EU funds allocated to Turkey amounting to 4,7 MEUR in total is used by our relevant Authorities within the scope of five components as following. The actual amount of fund spent so far is around 2,5 MEUR; however, the fund use will continue till the end of 2017.

 

Breakdown of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance 2007- 2013 by Component (M€)

 

Components

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Toplam

 I – Transition Assistance and Institution Building

256,7

256,1

239,6

217,8

231,2

227,5

238,5

1.667,40

 II – Cross-border Co-operation

2,1

2,8

3

3,1

5,1

2,1

2,2

20,40

 III – Regional Development

167,5

173,8

182,7

238,1

293,4

356,06

366,88

1.778,44

 IV – Human Resources

Development

 

50,2

52,9

55,6

63,4

77,6

83,1

91,1

473,90

 V – Rural Development

 

20,7

53

85,5

131,3

172,5

187,38

204,18

854,56

Total

497,2

538,6

566,4

653,7

779,8

856,14

902,86

4.794,70

 

While capacity building projects towards the alignment and implementation of acquis communautaire are funded under component-I, activities aiming at cooperation for economic and social development in the border regions are supported under component-II. Planning, programming, monitoring and evaluation of both components are carried out by the Ministry for EU Affairs.

Environment, transport and regional competitiveness operational programmes which are implemented under component-III, Regional Development, provide financial support for waste water, water supply, integrated solid-waste infrastructure projects, railways infrastructure projects and projects in fields of SMEs, industrial infrastructure, research-development, innovation, information society and tourism respectively. These Operational Programmes are implemented under the responsibility of Ministry of Environment and Urbanism, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications and Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology.

The majority of human resources development Operational Programme which is managed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security is consisted of grant programmes and aim at increasing employment opportunities during the transition period to information society and promoting social inclusion through financial support for the projects in the fields of employment, education, life-long learning and social inclusion.

On the other hand, Rural Development Programme (IPARD) is implemented by Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock. In this scope, financial support is provided for enterprises, individual producers, cooperatives and producer’s unions which are active in the fields of agriculture, food, fishery and alternative agriculture through grant programmes.

IPA II PERIOD

Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) second period covering 2014-2020 will be implemented in the framework of Turkey’s targets which are capacity development in terms of EU acquis alignment and economical and social cohesion.  

European Commission has introduced the sectoral approach in the new period for the effective utilization of funds. Within the framework of this sectoral approach, instead of the components based structure at the first period of IPA, some priority sectors to be financed and the responsible lead institutions to conduct the sectoral preparations have been identified.

Reference documents which set the legal basis for IPA II:

-          IPA II Regulation was published on 15 March 2014

-          Rules of Application was published on 3 May 2014

The main document of this new period indicating the financing priorities of assistance under IPA is the Indicative Strategy Paper for Turkey (2014-2020), which was adopted by the Commission on 26 August 2014.

The total allocation for Turkey under IPA II for 7 years amounts to 4.453,9 MEUR, as stated in the Country Strategy Paper. The details of the allocated budget are given in the below table.

 

 

Turkey

2014

2015

2016

2017

 Total 2018-2020

 Total 2014-2020

Of which climate change relevant (%)

 
 
 

a. Reforms in preparation for Union membership

355.1

196.6

240.3

137.2

652.2

1,581.4

 

 

Democracy and governance

540.2

416.3

956.5

 

 

Rule of law and fundamental rights

388.9

236.0

624.9

 

 

b. Socio-economic and Regional development

155.8

265.8

247.0

261.4

595.3

1,525.3

   

Environment and climate action

297.1

347.5

644.6

70%

 

Transport

386.0

56.8

442.8

60%

 

Energy

59.0

34.4

93.5

70%

 

Competitiveness and innovation

187.8

156.6

344.4

10%

 

c. Employment, social policies, education, promotion of gender equality, and human resources development

37.4

62.9

65.9

68.9

199.9

435.0

 

 

Education, employment and social  policies

235.1

199.9

435.0

 

 

d. Agriculture and rural development 

72.0

100.9

77.0

158.1

504.2

912.2

   

Agriculture and rural development

408.0

504.2

912.2

10%

 

TOTAL

620.4

626.4

630.8

636.4

1,940.0

4,453.9

 

 

 

 

The priority sectors and the lead beneficiaries as identified for IPA II period:

 

1. Democracy and Governance (Ministry for EU Affairs)

(Alignment with EU acquis, Union Programmes and Civil Society)

2. Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights, (Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior and   Ministry for EU Affairs)

3. Environment, (Ministry of Environment and Urbanization)

4. Transport, (Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications)

5. Energy, (Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources)

6. Competitiveness and Innovation (Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology)

7. Employment, Human Resources Development and Social Policies, (Ministry of Labor and Social Security)

8. Agriculture and Rural Development, (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock)

9. Territorial Cooperation (Ministry for EU Affairs)

 

Framework Agreement

The Framework Agreement, transferring the implementation principles into internal legislation was signed by the National IPA Coordinator (NIPAC), H.E. Ambassador Mr. Rauf Engin SOYSAL, on 11 February 2015 in Ankara. The Law No. 6647 regarding approval of the Framework Agreement by Turkish Grand National Assembly was promulgated on the Official Gazette dated 28 April 2015. Council of Ministers’ decision approving the Agreement was published in Official Gazette on 21 June 2015 numbered 29393. As per the provision regarding entry into force after the exchange of Note Verbales, the Agreement entered into force 22 June 2015.

 

The Prime Ministry Circular

The Prime Ministry Circular numbered 2015/15 regulating the distribution of roles and responsibilities of the relevant institutions in Turkey entered into force on 8 December 2015.

 

Sectoral Agreement

Sectoral Agreement of the Agriculture and Rural Development to be concluded between Turkey and European Commission has been signed by the NIPAC, H.E. Ambassador Rauf Engin Soysal, on 7 August 2015 on behalf of Turkey and signed by Jerzy Plewa, the General Director of DG AGRI on 24 September 2015 on behalf of the European Commission.   

Council of Ministers’ decision approving the Agreement was published in Official Gazette on 19 November 2015 numbered 29537. As per the provision regarding entry into force after the exchange of Note Verbales, the Agreement entered into force 25 November 2015.


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