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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

CSD-IV/AGR

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
  • Consumers

Main Activities:

  • 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.