IPA Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme in Turkey

 

The overall objective of the "Regional Competitiveness" programme is to increase the competitiveness of the poorest regions of Turkey by supporting enterprises. This objective will be achieved through four specific objectives: enhancement of physical and financial infrastructure, increasing business stock, increasing employment creation capacity of the productive sector and enhancing the added value of the production base.

1. Priorities and Measures

Priority 1: Improvement of Business Environment (EC contribution: € 103,748,000)
This priority aims to create a better business environment to increase the number of enterprises, enhance the productivity and competitiveness of existing enterprises and contribute to the overall rate of employment, by improving physical infrastructure and creating a supportive environment for SMEs.

Priority 2: Strengthening of Enterprise Capacity and Foster Entrepreneurship (EC contribution: € 28,040,000)
This priority aims to improve the efficiency and added value produced by enterprises, by enhancing entrepreneurial capacity, as well as competitiveness and employment creation capacity of SMEs, through the provision of basic information support and consultancy services, particularly to start-ups, and strengthening clustering and networking activities.

Priority 3: Technical Assistance (EC contribution: €8,412,000)
This priority aims to ensure a sound and efficient management and implementation of the programme, by improving the administrative capacity of the institutions concerned and supporting implementation, monitoring, evaluation, control and communication activities, as well as to prepare projects for subsequent programmes.

2. Financial Table

Years 2007-2009

Total Public Expenditure

Public Expenditure (€)

IPA co-financing rate
(%)

Community Contribution (IPA)

National Public Contribution

Priority Axis 1

138,330,670

103,748,000

34,582,670

75%

Priority Axis 2

37,386,668

28,040,000

9,346,668

75%

Technical Assistance

11,216,002

8,412,000

2,804,000

75%

Total 2007-2009

186,933,338

140,200,000

46,733,338

75%

3. Major Projects

  • Establishment of Innovation Centre for Food- INNOFood

4. Contact & Links

Head of the Operating Structure for the Regional Competitiveness  Operational Programme

Mr Niyazi Ilter, Deputy Undersecretary
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Sanayi ve Ticaret Bakanligi Eskisehir Yolu, 7.km
06520 Ankara
http://ipa.stb.gov.tr/en/

 

 

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