Town Twinning Between Turkey and The EU
6 April 2018 – 30 November 2020
4.5 Million Euro
The European Union (EU) and the Republic of Turkey under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II).
The institutional framework of the Grant Scheme includes the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for EU Affairs and the Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU) of the Republic of Turkey. The Directorate for EU Affairs, as the Lead Institution, is responsible for the overall coordination and monitoring of the Project. Directorate for EU Affairs, as the End Beneficiary of the Project, is in charge of implementing the project and monitoring of the grant contracts awarded under the overall supervision the CFCU. Union of Provinces (UP) and Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) as the co-beneficiary institutions provides technical support to grant projects. The CFCU, as the Contracting Authority for the Project, is responsible for the administrative and financial implementation of the Grant Scheme. The CFCU has the ultimate responsibility for the correct use of grant funds and is responsible for tendering, contracting and payments.
The project has two components, consisting of "technical support" and "grant". Within the scope of the technical support component of the project, a number of activities are organized to ensure more effective implementation of city twinning / twin city applications. Within the scope of the grant component, grant support between 60,000 and 130,000 euros was provided to 23 projects.