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Capacity buildings EU certification program, Publications, Chamber accreditation Mustafa Bayburtlu Regional Project Coordinator 13 January 2009 Istanbul
TOBB and The Accession Process • TOBB is assigned duties by law: • to voice the interest of its members; • to ensure information flow to the business community on the EU legislation, • 27 chapters are directly linked with the interests of the business community,
TOBB and EU Accession Process • What are we doing: • Capacity building at TOBB level • Capacity building at local level (chambers) • Capacity building at corporate level • Work on harmonization of Turkish legislation with the EU law • Information and lobbying
ETCF: 3 types of Capacity Buildings • EU-certification program Training for personal capacity building • Publications Publications to spread information across chambers and to the final beneficiaries – Turkish companies • Chamber Accreditation Update the Chamber accreditation standards to improve chamber competitiveness on EU level
1. EU certification program • Objective • Certificate in European policies: a business perspective“Become an EU expert!” • A comprehensive training programme in European policies for Turkish Chamber executives to have knowledge and skills to provide information, guidance, support and advice on EU policies to their members.
EU certification program (cont.) • Training outline • Locations: Ankara & Istanbul • Duration per module: 2,5 days • Capacity: 50 participants total (25 per training) • Applications: open to all 365 chambers and commodity exchanges in Turkey (selection process). • Certification by partner university
EU certification program (cont.) Schedule Lecturers • Academics from EU • and Turkey • International Chamber • experts • Business experts
EU certification program (cont.) Application Process: Admission to the Program will be based onthe applicants’ professional experience and motivation. Requirements: • To be an executive from a Chamber • The chamber should have an interest in developing EU services • Personal particular interests • Strong commitment to EU-topics • Very good level in English
2. Publications • Outline • 6 manuals on 6 different EU topics of particular relevance for Turkish businesses will be produced. • They will accompany the EU certifcation program. • The authors of these manuals will be the EU program lecturers and other selected experts in the relevant field.
Publications (cont.) • Content • Description of the EU-regulation relevant to companies for daily business. • Company-Checklist for compliance with EU-regulations in the specific field • Target group: SMEs in Turkey • Language: Turkish - English • Production: printed version & electronic for free download
Chamber accreditation (cont.) • Methodology • Application to TOBB • Trainings on Standard • Strategic Planning • Develpment & Inspection Visits • Implementation, Accreditation • Benchmarks • Re-accreditation cycle: 3 years
Chamber accreditation (cont.) Accreditation scheme (Nr. of Chambers accredited)
Chamber accreditation (cont.) The Accreditation Standard includes the following five sections: 1. Engagement with the Business Community 2. Membership 3. Financial Health 4. Governance & Management 5. Regional, National, & International Development of the Network
Chamber accreditation (cont.) Our Partner - BCC • International Experience • Approach: know how transfer • Cooperation TOBB-BCC • TCDP-1 and TCDP-2 http://www.tobb.org.tr/organizasyon/sanayi/kalitecevre/akreditasyon.php