The main aim of the coordination meetings on socio-economic development is improving inter-institutional coordination, sharing good practices among participants, and providing opportunities to guide the practice with government actors in the relevant sectors.

1st meeting of the Socio-Economic Development portfolio took place on 10th March 2021. The meeting provided a good opportunity to introduce all project partners  and the portfolio of projects under the first and second tranche of FRIT operations, as well as  to report on the progress  achieved  to date.

The 2nd Coordination Meeting was conducted on Tuesday, 01 June 2021 in order to discuss improving strategic, legal and institutional framework as well as project’s presentations and summaries.

During the meeting held in ICMPD Ankara Office with 7 participants psychically joining and over 55 participants in Zoom application; Head of Facility for Refugees in Turkey Libor Chlad (EUD), Socio-Economic Development Program Manager Dimitrina Karayotova (EUD), FRIT Chief Coordinator Halil Afşarata (VPA), ICMPD Western Balkans and Turkey Regional Coordinator Tamer Kılıç, ICMPD Senior Project Manager Pınar Yapanoğlu, Ministry of Industry and Technology, Head of Department  Ahmet Şimşek, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, General Director of the International Labour Force Ali Aybey,  World Bank Representatives, Turkish Stakeholder Representatives: Family, Ministry of Labor and Social Services, DG ILF, İŞKUR, Turkey Agricultural Credit Cooperatives, Ministry of Education, Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), Investment and Development Bank of Turkey representatives voiced their views on the socio-economic development and ongoing/possible projects.

While the good practices and lessons learned were shared among the projects at the meeting moderated by Tamer Kılıç (Regional Coordinator,ICMPD) , the necessary steps were taken to improve coordination between institutions. The first part of the meeting particularly focused on policy priorities and strategy framework for socio-economic development.

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