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

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).

EBRD-Supporting the Authorization and Accreditation of Gaziantep Vocational Qualification and Certification Centre

Country

:

Turkey
EuropeAid

:

C35668-7464-38241
Start Year

:

2017

End Year

:

2018
Beneficiary

:

Gaziantep Chamber of Industry
Consortium

:

ANKON Consulting
Budget

:

143.540,00 Euro
Financing

:

EBRD
Working Area

:

Labour and Employment
Service Area

:

Strategy, Planning and Implementation

The overall objective of the assignment is to support the expansion of Turkey’s skills qualification and testing centres into refugee-hosting regions and to broaden the scope to cover sectors relevant for the target population.

The assignment aims to:

  • Support the GCI Voc-Test Centre to achieve authorization and accreditation for skills verification of 13 professional competences in 17 different levels, as identified by a set of feasibility studies undertaken by the GCI.
  • Support the economic integration of Syrians under temporary protection by validating their (largely undocumented) knowledge, skills and competences.
  • Increase the employability of host community citizens and Syrians under temporary protection through skills verification.
  • Enhance access to skilled workers for local employers at the quality they seek and with certified qualifications in the occupations that are most relevant to the local economy.

Technical Assistance for Active Employment Measures and Support to Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) at Local Level

Country

:

Turkey
EuropeAid

:

Start Year

:

2008
End Year

:

2010
Beneficiary

:

Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR)
Consortium

:

Ecorys (NL), ANKON (TR), Cotecno (IT), Lavoro (IT), BWK (DE)
Budget

:

3,808,860 €
Financing

:

European Commission
Working Area

:

Public Sector Development, Labour and Employment
Service Area

:

Institution Building and Restructuring, Technical Assistance, Training & Capacity Building

This EU-funded project helped improve the services of the Turkish Employment Agency (ISKUR) to deliver more effective employment services and to implement measures targeting specific unemployed groups, like women and youth. ANKON Consulting provided the training dimension of the project, providing İŞKUR staff with IT, event-management and monitoring skills required to deliver modern web-based services. The consultancy also provided grant management training and MIS training to more than ten thousand grant beneficiaries in 25 cities within eighteen months.