The First Beneficiary Steering Committee of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility III (HF III) for the Western Balkans and Türkiye, that is one of the activities under the Multi-Country Programme, of which coordination in Türkiye is conducted by the Directorate for EU Affairs, was held on 5 December 2023 in Ankara.
The opening and closing speeches of the meeting were held by Ms. Çağrı ÇAKIR, Head of Department for Political Affairs; Mr. Odoardo COMO, Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the EU to Türkiye and Mr. Schnutz Rudolf DÜRR, Head of Programming and Resource Mobilisation Department of the Directorate of Programme Coordination of the Council of Europe.
During the meeting, the Head of the Department for Political Affairs Ms. Çağrı ÇAKIR focused on the complementary aspect of projects implemented under the Türkiye-EU Financial Cooperation and the Horizontal Facility programme as well as their impact on Türkiye’s accession process to the EU. At the conclusion of the meeting, Ms. ÇAKIR made an overall assessment regarding the actions under the Horizontal Facility III programme.
Representatives of the beneficiary institutions, Delegation of the EU to Türkiye, Council of Europe, civil society organizations, academics and all relavant stakeholders have participated to the meeting.
During the meeting, recent developments on the ongoing actions under the Horizontal Facility III programme were shared by the beneficiary institutions. Participants have exchanged views concerning the implementation process of the actions financed under HF III;
- Fostering Women’s Access to Justice in Turkiye (HF33)
- Strengthening the Human Rights Protection in the Context of Migration in Türkiye (HF13)
- Action against Money Laundering in Türkiye (HF20)
- Pilot Project on Digital Citizenship Education in Türkiye (HF34)