Eurasian Economists Association

International Conference on Eurasian Economies

9-11 September 2015 – Kazan, RUSSIA

Paper detail

Paper ID : 1400
Status : Paper published
Language : Turkish
Topic : Sectoral Analyses
Presenter: Ph.D. Candidate Hilal Abacı
Session : 5C Uluslararası İlişkiler

Investigation of EU Grant Funded Projects Implemented in Turkey (2000-2015)
Türkiye'de Uygulanan AB Hibe Destekli Projelerin İncelenmesi (2000-2015)


Turkey has benefitted from financial assistance of the EU in order to enhance the institutional capacity and the quality of legislation in different areas since 2001. It is aimed that Turkey could integrate easily to common policies when she became a full member of the EU via projects funded by the EU. In this context, financial assistance is distributed to both public and private sectors and also non-governmental organizations via Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU), National Agency, Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution (ARDSI), and Ministries. At least 50% or all of the funds in some projects have been taken from the EU. After recognition of Turkey as a candidate country by the EU in December 1999, accession negotiations started between Turkey and the EU in October 2005. Therefore, the study covers the period of 2000-2015. The method of STEEPLED Analysis was used in the study. EU grant projects implemented in the last 15 years were investigated various point of view (Social, Technological, Economics, Environmental, Politics, Legal, European and Demographic) and in the light of the findings, contribution of the EU grant schemes to the local/regional development, employment, environmental conservation and reduction of poverty were determined.

JEL codes: R58, H43, R11

Abacı, Hilal, Saray, Gizem, Akça, Hasan, Şahin, Levent (2015). "Investigation of EU Grant Funded Projects Implemented in Turkey (2000-2015)" in Proceedings of International Conference of Eurasian Economies 2015, pp.486-494, Kazan, RUSSIA.

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Session 5C: Uluslararası İlişkiler

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