Eptisa will provide technical assistance services to increase the students awareness and knowledge on EU values in Turkey

This two years project is aimed at bringing knowledge to students on EU values, fundamental rights and policies through effective educational measures

February 16 2015

The Ministry of National Education of Turkey has awarded Eptisa a new technical assistance contract to provide tools to the Government for students to learn about the European Union: Common values, fundamental rights and policies.

The overall objective of the project, of which this contract is a part, is to enable society in Turkey has a high level of awareness and knowledge on values, fundamental rights and policies of the EU. And more specifically, this project is aimed at bringing knowledge and awareness to students (aged between 10 and 18) on EU values, fundamental rights and policies through effective educational measures.

This project, which is funded by EU IPA and National Contribution funds, has two components.

Component 1: Raising awareness of the students, teaching and non-teaching staff and Ministry of National Education's staff about the EU (values of the EU, fundamental rights and policies of the EU, the EU institutions and their functions, the accession process of Turkey and reforms regarding Turkey's EU accession process, gains and results of the EU membership) through various informative materials (handbooks, brochures, booklet, posters, Europe diary, games, puzzles, e-books, etc.) and a website of the project. This website will be used both for dissemination of the project activities as training material for the schools. There will be a monthly online newspaper portal linked to the website prepared by the schools.

Firstly, existing situation analysis will be carried out through surveys for the pupils to get a specific idea about their knowledge level on the EU in general. The surveys will be carried out at the provinces where an EU Information Centre exist (Adana, Ankara, Anta lya, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Edirne, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, İstanbul, İizmir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Mersin, Samsun, Sivas, Şanhurfa, Trabzon, Van) and it will give a clue about the success of the project activities, as the post survey will be implemented shortly before the project will be finalised.

Component 2: Increasing capacity of students, Ministry of National Education's personnel and raising awareness of all related groups about the EU. This component will focus on the organization of the different competitions for pupils to increase their knowledge about the EU through enabling active participation of the pupils. It will also be improved the institutional capacity of Ministry of National Education at local and central level and all structures involved through trainings and awareness raising activities. The competitions include quizzes, painting, short story and slogan competitions and it will firstly be organised at provincial, then regional and finally national level. The outputs of all the competitions will be exhibited with an organization in Ankara.

The trainings will be conducted for teachers, administrators, and Ministry of National Education staff at the central and local level on the various issues of the EU. Through the information trainings that will be organised in almost all the provinces of Turkey, a general awareness raising campaign will be organised. Furthermore, to raise a general awareness in public, international conferences will be organised; two spot films will be prepared and broadcasted on the national televisions to support awareness raising campaign.


 
 Eptisa will provide technical assistance services to increase the students awareness and knowledge on EU values in Turkey