The first meeting of the “The Monitoring and Steering Council of Erasmus+ and ESC” under the co-chairmanship of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs HE Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı was held at the Turkish National Agency on 30 May 2022.
In his speech at the meeting, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı stated that our country has been participating in the education and youth programs of the EU since 2004, and more than 700 thousand citizens have benefited from the opportunities of Erasmus+ and ESC Programmes. He also emphasized that Erasmus + and ESC Programmes contribute to the development of human capital in Türkiye.
The Monitoring and Steering Council of Erasmus+ and ESC Programmes is a consultation platform established with the participation of the relevant Ministries and institutions for the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the programs in the fields of education, youth, sports, volunteering and solidarity, in order to ensure an effective implementation of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Programmes (ESC) in Türkiye.
During the meeting, İlker Astarcı, Director of the Turkish National Agency also gave general information to members of the Committee regarding the implementations of the Turkish National Agency. Subsequently, presentations were made by the officers of Turkish National Agency on Erasmus + Programme statistics for 2021, participation in central project calls, 2021 statistics, 2021 work plans, 2022 European Year of Youth , Discover EU and projects in the field of higher education.
Erasmus+ Program National Committee, which Committee members at the first meeting of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye Presidency of Strategy and Budget, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of National Education, AFAD, Directorate for EU Affairs, Vocational Qualifications Authority, Turkish Employment Agency and Higher Education Council representatives took the floor for overall assessment.