Activities carried out within the Civil Society Dialogue Food Safety Project:
12 April 2016 – Civil Society Programme Food Safety Project Opening Conference, Ankara, Turkey
23 – 27 May 2016 – Civil Society Programme Food Safety Project First International Meeting, Valencia, Spain
26 – 27 September 2016 – Civil Society Programme Food Safety Project Second International Meeting, Ankara, Turkey
26 October 2016 – Civil Society Programme Food Safety Project Consumer Training Seminar, Ankara, Turkey
23 November 2016 – Civil Society Programme Food Safety Project SME Training Seminar, İstanbul, Turkey
12 January 2017 – Civil Society Programme Food Safety Project SME Training Seminar, İzmir, Turkey
23 March 2017 – Civil Society Programme Food Safety Project SME Training Seminar, Ankara, Turkey
12 May 2017 – Civil Society Programme Food Safety Project Closing Conference, İstanbul, Turkey
Civil Society Dialogue Food Safety Project
EU-Networking / Training / Seminars, on Food Safety & Additives in Food, to Consumer & SMEs
EU-Networking / Training / Seminars, on Food Safety & Additives in Food, to Consumer & SMEs project starts 15th of February, 2016. The partner of the project is Union of Dairy, Beef, Food Industrialists and Producers of Turkey (SETBİR) and Valencia Regional Food Business Federation (FEDACOVA). The project duration is 15 months and ended on May 14, 2017.
Overall objectives of the project were to achieve a high level of mutual understanding between Food sector of civil society in Turkey and in the EU Member States, including the implications of Turkey’s EU membership. On the other hand specific objective of the project was to establishment of strong links and a high level cooperation between civil society in Turkey and the EU Member State Spain through civil society dialogue in the area of food Safety & Additives where civil society dialogue is particularly valuable for Turkey’s successful accession to the EU.
Nowadays, many statements about food safety and food additives in both visual and printed media are made. Most of these statements are not based on a scientific foundation. Within the project, it is planned to have trainings and seminars about food safety and food additives which gives exact and useful information to especially to consumer. In the same time, it will be provided to have information about implementations of EU Member States for food safety and food additives and to organize best practice implementations. And then these information were transferred to related groups via training, seminars and networking.
Target groups of the project:
- SETBİR and FEDECOVA member companies, producers
- Food Sector workers and SMEs
- Food Industry
- Organized an opening meeting for the introduction of the project
- Researched about production process, packaging, labelling, transporting and storing in the sector.
- Prepared a sector report about food safety and food additives that are used in food sector.
- Prepared two different modules. One of them is about food safety and food additives for dairy and meat sectors and it is intended to SME’s, the other one is about food safety, food additives and labelling that is intended to consumers.
- Organized two international meetings in Ankara and Valencia.
- Organized training to SME’s in İstanbul and İzmir; organized training to both SME’s and consumers in Ankara.
- Organized a closing conference attendance of meat and milk sector representatives and members of the press.
Estimated results of the project:
- Establishing network between social organizations from EU countries and Turkey that participate in the social dialogue and take under consideration Food Safety and Additives in food Industry.
- Creation of educational module and curricula that will be represented via Seminars/web page
- Organization Training/ Seminar for SMEs & Consumers
- Prepared web page, invitation, posters, flyers about the project
- Organize two Training and best practice exchange International Meetings one in Turkey and one in Spain
- Food Safety and Additives Book for SMEs
- Food Safety and Additives Book for Consumers
- Database updated continuously and national-international level dissemination achieve
Civil Society Dialogue Programme:
Civil Society Dialogue Programme is a platform and a financial support tool that brings together civil society organizations from the EU and Turkey around common topics, to exchange knowledge and experience, and to build a sustained conversation between the organizations.
Civil Society Dialogue Programme is co-funded by the European Union and Republic of Turkey under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA), and it is implemented by The Ministry for EU Affairs. Contracting authority of the Programme is the Central Finance and Contracts Unit, and since 2008, it is implemented covering various themes and organizations.
About the fourth phase of the Civil Society Dialogue Programme:
Over 200 organizations from 21 different countries including Turkey are coming together in the fourth phase of the Programme and implementing total of 80 projects. Approximately 11 million euro financial support is provided to the projects developed on energy; environment; justice; freedom and security; consumer and health protection; regional policy and coordination of structural instruments; right of establishment and freedom to provide services; enterprise and industrial policy; agriculture and fisheries; and education. Currently, total support provided to dialogue projects exceeds 42,5 million euro. The number of partnerships formed under the entire Programme – including the projects that range in 9 policy areas of the EU is reaching almost to 600.