Italian and Turkish Fishermen Work together in harmony

Start Year:
End Year:
Budget (€):
Budget range (€):
100.001 - 300.000
Agriculture and Fishery
Type of Activity:
Training and Capacity Building
Technology and Knowledge Exchange
CEDP Organisation: Lead Organisation(s):
Municipality of Guzelkent (Turkey)
lega pesca (national federation for fishing and aquaculture by legacoop)

Project Objectives

Strengthening the cooperation and contributing to Turkey's harmonization to the EU fisheries policy by


Specific objective 1: Reconstructing the existing marketing processes according to the EU standards by training 250 persons among fishermen, sales agents and operators of the fishery value chain in Sinop/Güzelkent on the EU marketing standards 2. Establish long term partnerships between the Turkish fisheries actors and the European ones. Activities: An analysis of the existing situation has been carried out. A comparative education was aimed at grasping the differences between the EU fisheries marketing standards and the applications in Turkey. A Working visit in Italy of a team of 15 decision makers of the fishery sector has been implemented in order to creating cooperation opportunities. A Job-training (80 hours) was realized for practicing the elements learned in the comparative education, with the participation of Italian experts and fishermen. A survey for the employees of the partners was done for measuring how the y look at the cooperation and how they perceive the other countries fisheries sector. A Common Mind Meeting has summed up the stages of the project and its results, possible future cooperation activities have been debated, and a Strategic Cooperation Agreement has been signed.



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