EBRD – Support for Sustainable Hazelnut Production and Inclusion in the Black Sea Region

Country

:

Turkey

EuropeAid

:

C38854/1256/50461
Start Year

:

2018

End Year

:

2020
Beneficiary

:

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Consortium

:

ANKON Consulting
Budget

:

74.500,00 Euro
Financing

:

EBRD
Working Area

:

Regional and Economic Development, Labour and Employment
Service Area

:

Technical Assistance

The objective of this Project is to assist OLAM in expanding and implementing its Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) programme with the overall aim to promote sustainability, traceability and food safety in its hazelnut production. This will be done by

  • Review and enhancement of the existing training programmes of the Company
  • Improving linkages between the Company and farmers who supply its hazelnut, through capacity building activities, skills transfer and knowledge-sharing.

EBRD- Support for Sustainable Beekeeping Practices and Inclusion of Beekeepers in the Muğla Region

Country

:

Turkey

EuropeAid

:

C38981/1256/50461/FC802
Start Year

:

2018

End Year

:

2020
Beneficiary

:

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Consortium

:

ANKON Consulting
Budget

:

145.000,00 Euro
Financing

:

EBRD
Working Area

:

Regional and Economic Development, Labour and Employment
Service Area

:

Technical Assistance

The objective of the Project is to support Balparmak’s efforts in developing new and innovative products through improving links with beekeepers who supply honey to the company. This will be achieved by enabling access to skills and knowledge, as well as opportunities for employment, in remote areas of the Mugla region, with a focus on women and youth. The Project will provide different training opportunities based on beekeepers needs, aiming to make the best use of the existing potential and ensuring sustainability of beekeeping in Turkey.

The Project developed by Balparmak and the EBRD is also expected to have substantial demonstration effects on other industry participants, in the form of stronger linkages among local suppliers, universities and academia leading to the transfer of skills across the sector.

EBRD- Improving National Vocational Standards for Food Sector in Turkey

Country

:

Turkey

EuropeAid

:

C40657/1256/50461/FC802/1256/7206
Start Year

:

2018

End Year

:

2020
Beneficiary

:

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Consortium

:

ANKON Consulting
Budget

:

50.000,00 Euro
Financing

:

EBRD
Working Area

:

Regional and Economic Development, Labour and Employment
Service Area

:

Technical Assistance

The objective of this Project is to develop national occupational standards (NOS) in fast food and restaurant industry skills based on the international best practices and the national guidelines by engaging the Company, other industry leaders, and the public sector as part of the EBRD’s youth inclusion policy dialogue programme in Turkey; and to support the introduction of the occupational standards in the Company.

The following services will be provided within the scope of this Project:

  • Conducting the mapping for skills, standards and qualifications under the national occupational standards framework in the fast food sector
  • Assessing the quality and range of Company’s training programme and proposing a set of occupational standards to be developed by the Company’s engagement with the Vocational Qualifications Authority (VQA) and relevant sector associations
  • Facilitating the dialogue between the Company, relevant sector associations and the VQA in reaching a set of skills standards reflecting the best practice
  • Based on the policy dialogue, drafting the occupational standards for the agreed set of skills for the fast food sector for the VQA
  • Facilitating the adoption of the proposed standards by the VQA following the due procedures of the VQA
  • Proposing a practical and cost-efficient measure of testing the newly developed NOS through VocTest Centres
  • Once a set of national occupational standards and relevant qualifications are set, supporting the Company in introducing the occupational standards in their training programme and conducting the qualifications test for applicable employees against the newly established national standards through VocTest Centres
  • Providing ongoing monitoring of progress and impact of the introduction of the Occupational Standards and the public-private sector policy platform, including the identification of lessons learned

KfW – Social and Economic Cohesion through Vocational Education Project

Country

:

Turkey

EuropeAid

:

IPA/2017/389-728
Start Year

:

2018

End Year

:

2021
Beneficiary

:

Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı
Consortium

:


GFA, ANKON
Budget

:

GFA Consulting Group GmbH, ANKON  Consulting
Financing

:

KfW
Working Area

:

Education and Human Resources Development
 
Service Area

:

Technical Assistance, Training & Capacity Building

The TVET support program represents a highly relevant and timely contribution to address major education, poverty and migration challenges that have arisen in Turkey as side effects of the ongoing war in Syria, where a recent cessation of hostilities has not yet translated into durable and just pacification.

The objective of this Project is to:

  • bridge the education gap created by war and displacement
  • respond to the educational needs of Syrians in Turkey
  • utilize Turkey’s education infrastructure and expertise
  • build on Turkey’s success of developing industrial clusters
  • capitalize on private sector opportunities for training and employment
  • offer chances for sustained livelihood in terms of improved employability
  • improve conditions of Syrian refugees to integrate in Turkey
  • facilitating the return of better educated Syrian to Syria in the future
  • mitigate migratory pressure towards the European Union (EU) and Germany in particular.

TANAP-Archaeological Services in Lot 4 Section of TANAP Project

Country

:

Turkey
EuropeAid

:

TNP-TPG-SRVC-CNT-036
Start Year

:

2016

End Year

:

2018
Beneficiary

:

TANAP
Consortium

:

ANKON Consulting
Budget

:

762.252,00 Euro
Financing

:

TANAP
Working Area

:

Environment and Climate Change
Service Area

:

Technical Assistance

Brief description of the TANAP Project:

Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) Project is part of the Southern Gas Corridor, which aims to transport natural gas from Shah Deniz 2 Gas Field and other fields in the South Caspian Sea to Turkey and Europe in Azerbaijan. The Southern Gas Corridor comprises the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), TANAP and the Trans- Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).

The TANAP corridor starts from the Georgia/Turkey border at Türkgözü/Posof/Ardahan where it connects to SCP and ends at the Turkey/Greece border in İpsala/Edirne, where it feeds into the TAP Pipeline. There is an off-take station at Eskişehir, Turkey, and another one at Thrace, Turkey to connect to the Turkish natural gas distribution network.

The Pipeline System will be an approximately 1,810 km long buried natural gas pipeline and an 18 km Marmara crossing subsea pipeline including all above and below ground facilities. These facilities will include the pipeline, compressor stations, metering stations, off-take stations, pressure reduction and metering stations (PRMS), block valve stations, SCADA, telecom and control systems, and other related equipment and installations in the Republic of Turkey starting at the Turkish-Georgian border, traversing twenty (20) provinces (Ardahan, Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan, Bayburt, Gümüşhane, Giresun, Sivas, Yozgat, Kırşehir, Kırıkkale, Ankara, Eskişehir, Bilecik, Kütahya, Bursa, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Tekirdağ, and Edirne) and ending at an exit point at the Turkish-Greece border. Within the scope of TANAP Project, a connection line from Eskişehir off-take location is planned to be constructed to supply natural gas demand of Turkey. The construction of the Eskişehir connection line (lateral line) will be undertaken by BOTAŞ (Turkish Petroleum Pipeline Corporation) in the forthcoming phases of the Project.

The construction of TANAP has been divided into four lots, Lot 1 starts from Ardahan/Posof/Türkgözü village ends in Erzurum/Aşkale/Toplaçavuş village, Lot 2 starts from Erzurum/Aşkale/Güneyçam village ends in Sivas/Yıldızeli/Ekecik village. Lot 3 starts from Sivas/Yıldızeli/Şeyhalil-Selçuklu quarter ends in Eskişehir/Odunpazarı/Kıravdan village. Lot 4 starts from Eskişehir/Odunpazarı/Karapazar village and ends in Edirne/İpsala/Sarıçalı village (approx. 510 km).

The scope of services mainly covers:

  • The test pit and salvage excavations under supervision of related Museum Directorates with all desktop studies, field work, reporting (including GIS data and maps), and consultation activities with all related authorities; and
  • Supply of all relevant materials and services for the documentation, registration, protection and salvation of the findings in the archaeological sites, which have been identified during the survey studies and chance find issues during the construction phases.

EBRD-Inclusion Technical Assistance Framework: Assignment I: Skills transfer, training, and employment

Country

:

Turkey

EuropeAid

:

FC802/1256/7206
Start Year

:

2016

End Year

:

2019
Beneficiary

:

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Consortium

:

GFA Consulting Group GmbH, ANKON Consulting
Budget

:

740.000,00 Euro
Financing

:

EBRD
Working Area

:

Regional and Economic Development, Labour and Employment
Service Area

:

Technical Assistance

The objective of the assignment is to support EBRD and its clients to develop tailored inclusion models across a range of sectors and regions and to engage effectively with relevant public sector authorities in order to provide improved economic opportunities for youth (including young women) and local population in disadvantaged regions through skills transfer, training, and employment.

With large youth inclusion gaps in relation to education and skills mis-match and regional disparities persisting across many countries of operation, businesses face substantial challenges in recruiting qualified and motivated young people, particularly into blue collar or service jobs. At the same time, youth unemployment and NEET (not in education, employment and training) rates remain high, particularly in Turkey, the Western Balkans and the SEMED region, especially or members of vulnerable and marginalised groups. The Bank supports clients to address these business challenges through the development of inclusion models that are based on international best practice and tailored to the specific needs of the company. These focus on the establishment of stronger partnerships between employers and education providers to introduce effective work-based-learning and training opportunities such as apprenticeships (TVET) or traineeship programmes (graduate level).

TANAP – Provision of Technical Assistance and Monitoring Services for Development of Social and Environmental Investment Programme for TANAP

Country

:

Turkey
EuropeAid

:

TNP-TPG-SEIP-CNT-003
Start Year

:

2016

End Year

:

2019
Beneficiary

:

TANAP
Consortium

:

ANKON Consulting, AQWADEM Consulting
Budget

:

3.533.700,00 USD
Financing

:

TANAP
Working Area

:

Regional and Economic Development
Service Area

:

Grant Scheme Support, Technical Assistance

The purpose of the programme is to create sustainable development for local populations and steadily improve the quality of life during the construction and operations phase of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP). Three funding mechanisms are used to disburse $ 84 M in support of programme objectives, which are; direct grant, direct investment and programme contribution. Within this scope, key aspects of the Social & Environmental Investment Programme aim to support the priority areas as given below:

  • Supporting of tourism service diversification investment such as agro-tourism,
  • Equipment supports to schools, libraries, sport areas and common social areas,
  • Supporting of penetration and increasing quality of health services in rural areas,
  • Increasing the capacity of vocational centers,
  • Increasing product diversification, value added and productivity in agriculture,
  • Supporting of production of local and traditional products,
  • Sustainable management of natural resources, soil and water,
  • Development and efficient use of renewable energy resources,
  • Management of environmental infrastructure and increasing awareness on environment,
  • Supporting of breed medical and aromatic plants and economic usage,
  • Protecting and developing bio-diversification and eco-systems,
  • Supporting of social capital investments.

Technical Assistance for Increased Capacity for Transposition and Capacity Building on F- Gases

Country

:

Turkey
EuropeAid

:

137903/IH/SER/TR
Start Year

:

2017

End Year

:

2020
Beneficiary

:

Ministry of Environment and Urbanization
Consortium

:

GFA Consulting Group GmbH, ANKON Consulting, HEAT GmbH ve Öko-Recherce
Budget

:

1.984.415.00 €
Financing

:

EC – European Commission
Working Area

:

Public Sector Development, Environment and Climate Change
Service Area

:

Sector Analysis and Market Studies, Technical Assistance, Strategy, Planning and Implementation

The overall objective of the project is to reduce anthropogenic GHG emissions to contribute to the global efforts to mitigate climate change in line with the scientific evidence. More specifically, the project will contribute to an increased capacity for transposition of EU legislation and capacity building on F-Gases. The following services will be provided for transposition of EU legislation and capacity building on F-Gases:

  • Preparation of a fully fletched national legislation, establishing data base, conducting e-reporting and registry activities
  • Dissemination of country-wide training and certification programme for personnel and companies performing in this field
  • Awareness raising activities for environment-friendly alternatives of F-Gases
  • Preventing leakages and emissions of F-gases
  • Preparation of an estimation including data collection and survey studies with application of Tier 2 and Tier 3 methodologies
  • Promoting phase out and proper waste treatment
  • Developing a harmonized electronic reporting system
  • Conducting legislative gap analysis

Technical Assistance for Promoting Gender Equality in Education

Country

:

Turkey

EuropeAid

:

132422/D/SER/TR
Start Year

:

2014

End Year

:

2016
Beneficiary

:

Ministry of National Education
Consortium

:

British Council, ANKON Consulting, FCG International, Fondazione Giacomo Brodili, SIPUI, TEPAV
Budget

:

3.178.00 €
Financing

:

EC – European Commission
Working Area

:

Education and Human Resources Development
 
Service Area

:

Technical Assistance, Training & Capacity Building

The purpose of this contract is to promote gender equality for girls and boys in schools and equality and a gender-sensitive approach throughout the education system, within this scope the contract will include technical assistance for:

  • İncorporating the gender perspective at all levels of the educational system and improving the Ministry of National Education’s system by formulating a gender equality assurance tool for schools (GEATS) with stakeholders, multiplying and distributing this tool as booklets and implementing this system at the chosen pilot schools,
  • İmproving the Ministry of National Education’s capacity to promote equality and a gender-sensitive approach throughout the education system by organising study visits, reviewing policy documents, strategies, relevant legislation through workshops and revising the existing curricula and course books in terms of gender equality,
  • Raising awareness for all parts of society (students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, etc.) by organising local and international conferences and campaigns to impact target groups.

Technical Assistance for Promoting Gender Equality in Education

Country

:

Turkey
EuropeAid

:

132422/D/SER/TR
Start Year

:

2014
End Year

:

2016
Beneficiary

:

Ministry of National Education
Consortium

:

British Council, ANKON Consulting, FCG International, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, SIPUI,TEPAV
Budget

:

3,178,000 €
Financing

:

EC – European Commission
Working Area

:

Education and Human Resources Development
Service Area

:

Technical Assistance, Training & Capacity Building

The purpose of this contract is to promote gender equality for girls and boys in schools and equality and a gender-sensitive approach throughout the education system, within this scope the contract will include technical assistance for:

  • Incorporating the gender perspective at all levels of the educational system and improving the Ministry of National Education’s system by formulating a gender equality assurance tool for schools (GEATS) with stakeholders, multiplying and distributing this tool as booklets and implementing this system at the chosen pilot schools,
  • Improving the Ministry of National Education’s capacity to promote equality and a gender-sensitive approach throughout the education system by organising study visits, reviewing policy documents, strategies, relevant legislation through workshops and revising the existing curricula and course books in terms of gender equality,
  • Raising awareness for all parts of society (students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, etc.) by organising local and international conferences and campaigns to impact target groups.