The Closing Ceremony of the Support to Preparation of the National Strategy for Harmonization with the EU Acquis in the “Right of Establishment and Freedom to Provide Services” Chapter, which was conducted by the Economic and Financial Policies Directorate of the Ministry for European Affairs and whose contracting authority was Central Finance and Contracting Unit, took place on the 1st of September, 2016 at Ankara Sheraton Hotel.
Opening speeches of the ceremony were delivered by Services Project Team Leader Ms. Jasmina TRAJKOVSKI, Head of EUD Trade, Economy, Energy and Agriculture Section Mr. Balazs GARGYA and Ministry of EU Affairs Undersecretary Ambassador Mr. Rauf Engin SOYSAL.
Following the opening speech, TAT presented the project results, target groups, influence of the project on stakeholders, lessons learned, sustainability and future initiatives comparing past and today. The event was followed by the session in which Services Project Legal Expert Prof Dr Sanem BAYKAL, Vocational Qualifications Directive Legal Expert Süleyman YAZIR and Institutional Capacity Development Expert Mustafa AFYONLUOĞLU made presentations and stakeholders shared their experience and suggestions. Deputy Director of Higher Education Quality Board Prof Dr Tuncay DÖĞEROĞLU, Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges International Relations and EU Centre Head of Department Murat YALKIN, Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Expert, Coordinator Selahattin BATUR and Ministry of Economy Foreign Trade Specialist Berrak Bilgen BEŞERGİL expressed the extent to which they benefitted from the project, their achievements and suggestions on the project. 76 stakeholders, contributing to the project were presented with plaques and the ceremony was ended with photo shooting.