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Purpose-Oriented Workshops by the Services Project

Purpose-Oriented Workshops by the Services Project

Purpose-oriented workshops will be organized for public institutions and non-governmental organisations within the scope of ‘Support to Preparation of the National Strategy for Harmonization with the EU Acquis in the “Right of Establishment and Freedom to Provide Services” Chapter’ project co-funded by the European Union and by the Republic of Turkey, the beneficiary of which is the Ministry for European Union Affairs. These workshops will be held on 23-25th February, 26-27th February and 2-3th March at Ankara Plaza Hotel.

A comprehensive training will be delivered during the workshops as regards Directive 2006/123/EC on Services and Directive 2005/36/EC on Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications in order to identify the national legislation on service activities and professions and to support studies to be conducted for drawing up an inventory on this issue in Turkey. Moreover, legal and administrative structures and responsibilities will be discussed in the areas covered by the said Directives in Turkey.

Each workshop is anticipated to be attended by 60 participants from related institutions. As the project Technical Assistance Team key experts; Mr. Alfons B. Lentze, Ms. Sanem Baykal, Mr. Kutluhan Bozkurt and Mr. Alfred E. Kellermann will be presenting on the purpose of the project and the internal market for Services Directive, which will be followed up by Romanian expert Ms. Rodica Lupu by a presentation on the rationale of the internal market of the European Union, while European experts Mr. Martin Buse and Mr. Apostolos Anthimos will be holding presentations of how do the free movement of services and establishment along with mutual recognition of professional qualifications principles fit into the internal market based on ‘four freedoms’ of the Union.  

Another important topic that will be dealt during the workshops is the state of play of the Points of Single Contact, which are to be based on related directives, and the e-governance implications, accordingly. Afterwards, the experts will be presenting on practical problems that member states have already experienced, related with the Services and Professional Qualifications Directives. The case-law of the Court of Justice of the EU will be presented and samples from Member States will be given and discussed. Case study samples will be dealt by the experts, as well as the EU member states examples, through the related case-law of the Court of Justice of the EU, in the coming sessions. 

Key experts will be expressing their expectations from stakeholders in accordance with assessment of current status in Turkey during the closing session, where opinions and questions of the participants will be taken and answered. 

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