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TUSIAD’S EXPERIENCE in addressing SOCIAL ISSUES in TURKEY. Abdullah Aky üz President TUSIAD-US TUSIA D Washington Representative Office September 2008. TUSIAD: Turkish Industrialists ’ and Businessmen ’ s Association. FOUNDED IN 1971; VOLUNTARY; 500+ MEMBERS

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TUSIAD’S EXPERIENCEin addressing SOCIAL ISSUESin TURKEY

Abdullah Akyüz

President

TUSIAD-US

TUSIAD Washington Representative Office

September 2008


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TUSIAD:Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association

  • FOUNDED IN 1971; VOLUNTARY; 500+ MEMBERS

  • CEOs & EXECUTIVES (Similar to US Business Roundtable)

  • TOTAL SALES OF MEMBERS: $ 250 Billions (~40% of GDP)

  • RESEARCH, POLICY & ADVOCACY ORIENTED

  • NO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

  • COMMITTED TO LIBERAL DEMOCRACY & MARKET ECONOMY

  • PRIMARY FOCUS: TURKEY’S EU ACCESSION

  • ORGANIZES CONGRESSES & AWARDS PRIZES

    • NATIONAL QUALITY

    • TECHNOLOGY

    • E-TURKEY

    • ENTREPRENEURSHIP

www.tusiad.us


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TUSIAD: ORGANIZATION

  • HQ & GENERAL SECRETARIAT IN ISTANBUL

  • MEMBER DRIVEN COMMITTEES:

    9 COMMITTEES AS OF 2008

  • 4 JOINT FORUMS WITH UNIVERSITIES: FOREIGN POLICY; COMPETITIVENESS; ECONOMIC RESEARCH & PUBLIC POLICY

  • REP OFFICES: ANKARA, BEIJING, BERLIN, BRUSSELS, PARIS, WASHINGTON, DC

  • PARTNERSHIP WITH REGIONAL & SECTORAL BUSINESS FEDERATIONS

www.tusiad.us


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TUSIAD’s Mission: Major Turning Points

  • 1970s: Promoting “Private Sector”

  • 1980s: Transition to a broader agenda: Promoting liberal democracy and market economy; 2nd generation taking over

  • 1990s: Consolidation of democracy & market economy

  • 2000s: Focus on globalization & EU accession

www.tusiad.us


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MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 1979: Media campaign

  • 1987: Membership to BUSINESSEUROPE (UNICE)

  • 1997: “Perspectives on Democratization” Report

  • 1998: Partnership with regional business organizations

  • 1990s & 2000s: Vocal supporter of further democratization

  • 2000s: EU Accession → Top Priority

  • 1990s & 2000s: Mobilization of European business communities

  • 1990s and 2000s: Dialogue with the rest of the world → Representative offices

www.tusiad.us


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POLITICAL/SOCIAL ISSUES

DEMOCRATIZATION

Constitution

Election laws

Political parties law

JUDICIAL REFORM

HUMAN RIGHTS

EU ACCESSION

US-TURKEY RELATIONS

CORRUPTION

EDUCATION & HEALTH

GENDER EQUALITY

PHILOSOPHY, HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY TEXTBOOKS FOR HIGH SCHOOLS

ECONOMIC ISSUES

ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION

PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM

TAX REFORM

SOCIAL SECURITY

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

INFORMAL ECONOMY

ECONOMIC GROWTH

PRODUCTIVITY

INNOVATION

UNEMPLOYMENT

FINANCIAL SYSTEM

AGRICULTURE

FDIs

MAIN ISSUES on TUSIAD AGENDA

www.tusiad.us


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STRATEGY

  • Ensure credibility of the organization:

    • Strong leadership by prominent businesspeople

    • Broader membership base

    • Improved transparency

    • Develop ethical rules within the organization

    • Take positions (often BOLD)

    • Consistency; Distance from Governments

  • Prioritize issues → Publish research reports → Formulate positions → Media campaigns (Public awareness)

  • Coalition building: Larger business community, academia, media, international organizations, think-tanks & NGOs

  • Regular contacts with domestic and foreign policy & opinion makers (Advocacy)

www.tusiad.us


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MAIN

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL SECURITY

HEALTH

OTHERS

MIGRATION & INTEGRATION

ENVIRONMENT

DEMOGRAPHY

SOCIAL ISSUES ADDRESSEDby the SOCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

www.tusiad.us


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HOW ARE THESE ISSUES ADDRESSED?

  • PUBLICATION OF STUDIES, REPORTS & BOOKS

  • ORGANIZATION OF NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • AD-HOC WORKING GROUPS ON SPECIFIC ISSUES

  • EDUCATION OF GENERAL PUBLIC & INCREASING AWARENESS THROUGH MEDIA AND PUBLIC EVENTS

  • COMMUNICATION OF OPINIONS TO THE MEDIA, PARLIAMENT, POLITICAL PARTIES AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

  • PROPOSALS FOR NEW INSTITUTIONS AND/OR LEGAL FRAMEWORK

www.tusiad.us


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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

  • Promoting gender equality

  • Increasing women participation in education and labor force

  • Promoting women participation in politics

  • Establishment of KAGIDER, an association promoting women entrepreneurship

www.tusiad.us


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EDUCATION

  • Quality of education

  • Vocational education

  • Pre-school education

  • Higher education

  • Sample textbooks for high schools: history, geography, philosophy

  • Industry-university collaboration

  • Compulsory education period

  • Life long learning

www.tusiad.us


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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL SECURITY

  • Combating unemployment

  • Restructuring social security

  • Improving efficiency in labor markets

  • Unemployment insurance

  • Demographic trends and opportunities

  • Social dialogue

www.tusiad.us


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HEALTH

  • Health care reform

  • General health insurance

  • Health tourism

www.tusiad.us


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THANK YOU!Istanbul, the beautiful!

www.tusiad.us


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