ATTENTION! YOUTH ON THE JOB! AN EUROPEAN UNION PROJECT
The project application was made to and accepted by the Turkish National Agency, EU Ministry in 2013. The project was implemented in September in the same year. Within the scope of this project, any associations were founded with the organizations from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, Serbia and UK. They discussed with 21 young people, who came from these countries and Turkey, on practices in fields of employment, worker’s health and occupational safety and environment in the participant countries and awareness of the participants on these matters was increased.
- The Stroke Association (UK);
- Lille Maja: Youth Centre (Estonia);
- Nature Friends Youth Public Union (Azerbaijan);
- Civic Inititative Association (Georgia);
- Gutta-Club Centre (Moldova);
- Latvijas Studentu apvieniba (Latvia); and
- Forum of Youth Macedonias (Serbia).
Within the scope of this project, a 6-day training schedule was implemented. In this training schedule, any sessions on profession selection/working life, worker’s health and occupational safety, first aid and environment were organized.
Any relevant activities of the partner countries were discussed and any information was given on practices in field of worker’s health and occupational safety in Turkey within the scope of technical visits to ISGUM and ULKER A.S.
In this schedule prepared by using any common training techniques, any participants, who came from the countries cooperated by us, played an active role.
Training Language: English
Date: 30th September – 5th October, 2013
Participants: 3 participants from each country
Place: CASGEM, Ankara
Project Contact: Mrs. Begum DOGAN, Labor and Social Safety Training Specialist
EU PROJECT ON REVIEW OF RISK EVALUATION PRACTICES IN SMALL AND MIDDLE SCALED ENTERPRISES WITH REGARDS TO WORKER’S HEALT AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
The project application was made to and accepted by the Turkish National Agency, EU Ministry in 2013. The project was implemented in 2014. 21 participants, who participated in the project as representatives of CASGEM, ISGDER and TEKEV, visited the Agency of Professional Risk Social Insurance (AUVA) in Vienne (Austria) and Agency of Legal Accident Insurances and Prevention (DGUV & IAG) in Dresden (Germany) for 1 week. The participants obtained any detailed information on structure and activities of the agencies visited, and practices and regulations of the countries in field of worker’s health and occupational safety and discussed on integration og the good practices to our country.
Contents of the study visit:
- Review of the practices on worker’s health and occupational safety in the EU countries;
- Review of the training modules on Risk Evaluation for small- and middle-scaled enterprises;
- Review of cooperation with small- and middle-scaled enterprises to prevent any job accidents;
- Perspective small- and middle-scaled enterprises to practices on worker’s health and occupational safety and observations of cultures on worker’s health and occupational safety;
- Establishment of the training modules for small- and middle-scaled enterprises; and
- Establishment of cooperation and increase of mutual activities for foreign partners.
- The Foundation of Technicians (TEKEV); and
- The Association of Occupational Safety Specialists (ISGDER).
- The Agency of Professional Risk Social Insurance (Austria), www.auva.at, and
- The Agency of Legal Accident Insurances and Prevention (Germany) www.dguv.de.
Project Contact: Mrs. Seval EROGLU, Labor and Social Safety Training Specialist
SAFEBUILT – ERASMUS + STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP ADULT TRAINING PROJECT
Technologies Based Training Module that will Provide Safe Working Conditions in Construction Sector (SAFEBUILT – Erasmus + Strategic Partnership Adult Training Project)
The Project aims to design an online training module that will decrease the occupational accidents in the construction sector. At the end of the Project, 3B animations and signals to be used in the trainings aimed at the construction sector. The project, project coordinatorship of which is being carried out by ÇASGEM, is being financed by the European Union under the Erasmus + program (KA2 - Strategic Partnership for Adult Training). Project is being realized by five partner organizations from three different country (Turkey, Bulgaria, Germany). The project is on the contracting phase.
EQAVET – ERASMUS + STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROJECT
Project of Development of Training and Quality Tools to Increase the Competences of the Employment Specialists (EQAVET – Erasmus + Strategic Partnership Vocational Training Project).
The Project aims to develop a system for identification, validation and accreditation of those who provide employment for disabled individuals in Turkey. At the end of the Project, supported employment providers ( business coaches ) will have been trained by a special ECVET training program. The project, project coordinatorship of which is being carried out by Istanbul Medeniyet University, is being financed by the European Union under the Erasmus + program (KA2 - Strategic Partnership for Vocational Training). Project is being realized by six partner organizations from four different country ( Turkey, Bulgaria, Portugal and Slovenia ). The project is on the contracting phase.
EURAVON - ERASMUS + STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP YOUTH PROJECT
Project of Monitoring, Identification and Certification of the Cross – Competences that are Obtained by Way of Formal and Informal Learning During Voluntary Works (EURAVON - Erasmus + Strategic Partnership Youth Project)
It aims to ensure that the cross – competences that are obtained by way of formal and informal learning during voluntary works are monitored, identified and certified, and to establish a systematic tool that will transfer EU mobility to the sector. The Project, project coordinatorship of which is being carried out by Yıldırım Beyazıt University, is being financed by the European Union under the Erasmus + program ( KA2 - Strategic Partnership for Youth ). Project is being realized by seven partner organizations from four different country ( Turkey, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Holland ). The project is ongoing at the research phase.
DEVELOPMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMISSIONS AND OTHER SOCIAL DIALOGUE MECHANISMS IN WORKPLACES
Improving the efficiency of trainings and working groups for workplace union representatives, employee representatives and branch managers in order to develop social dialogue
1.1. NAME OF THE PROJECT
Improving the efficiency of trainings and working groups for workplace union representatives, employee representatives and branch managers in order to develop social dialogue
1.2. SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
First 25 cities where unionisation rates are high and 2 foreign cities where best practices will be analysed
Training seminars will be organized in 25 cities where the unionisation rates are high and the awareness level of branch managers, employees, workplace union representatives and the occupational health and safety commission of the worker representatives will be increase in the light of local legislations and EU directives. The views of local union representatives, worker representatives and branch managers will be collected through qualitative research technique; a report entitled “The role of the unions in strengthening the social dialogue in workplaces in Turkey and suggestions” will be prepared. Moreover, best international practices will be analysed through Italy and Romania study visits and will be included in the report which will also be distributed to the social parties.
1.4. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
In this project it is aimed that syndicates acquire knowledge on; actors’ participation to the management, who are the driving force in organizations at workplaces that are the smallest scale in the social dialogue, expressing opinion, consulting, informing and negotiations as well as on Labour Law, Syndicate Law, Collective Labour Agreement Strike and Lock-out Law and Social Security Law, Occupational Health and Safety Law and other legislation. To this end training seminars will be conducted in order to increase the performance of the commissions that the legislation foresees.
The objective of the project is enhance the duties of branch managers, employees, workplace union representatives and the occupational health and safety commission of the worker representatives, commissions formed by collective union agreements and other participatory management mechanisms of all selected 25 unions through seminars.
Additionally, best practices will be analysed and a new model will be developed. A scientific research will conducted and published through identification of the current situation of the unions. The research will present solutions for problems.
Despite having legal legislations and requirements, the implementations are deficient. Nevertheless, The EU Progress Reports (2009, 2010) and ILO documents mention the significance and the importance of developing employer-employee relations in Turkey. Strengthening and developing the current implementations the social party representatives must be trained.
1.5.1. CURRENT SITUATION, REQUIREMENTS AND PROBLEMS
The centre does not have efficient resources to manage the operational process, seminar facilities in mentioned cities, national of international expert keynote speaker provision and equipment to be used during the seminar organizations for the implementation of the project.
1.5.2. GROUPS WHO WILL DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM THE PROJECT
Confederations, unions and independent unions will directly benefit from the project.
1.5.3. THE REASON WHY BENEFICIARY GROUPS ARE SELECTED
The target group was selected upon groups which are active in order to process the social dialogue in workplaces in Turkey effectively. The EU and ILO have criticised Turkey in international platforms and official documents that workplace level social dialogue is insufficient.
1.6. IMPLEMENTATION STEPS OF THE PROJECT
-Contacts with the confederation for the establishment of the project team and the planning of the project
-Determination of the cities (together with the social partners) where the seminars will take place and preparation of the seminar content
-Organization of the seminar and implementation of the research
-Evaluation of the Seminar Organization and Research Findings
-Publication of the Project Activity Report
-Publication of the Scientific Research Report
1.7. ADDED VALUE OF THE PROJECT
The project will strengthen the social dialogue mechanism, develop work life through actuating workplace union commissions and contribute to work peace. Moreover, the organization will contribute to the promotion of ÇASGEM.
1.7.1. EVALUATION MECHANISM
In-depth interviews will be conducted with the workplace union representatives and branch managers in order to determine the social dialogue and participatory management mechanism knowledge and deficiencies and the knowledge will be increased through trainings. The project activity report and the scientific research report that will be prepared and published will ensure conformable and correct information production for law-makers.
1.8. DURATION OF THE PROJECT AND PLANNING
2. PROJECT BUDGET
The project budget is 120.000,00 TL
2.1. PROJECT BUDGET RATIONALE
Necessary consumables, travel service procurement and other expenses.
3. PROJECT OUTPUTS
Awareness of branch managers, employees, workplace union representatives and worker representatives increased
Strengthened social dialogue in workplace
Contribution to efficient work environment
Effective cooperation with social parties, contribution to work satisfaction, increase in occupational accidents and diseases.
3.1. EXPECTED IMPACTS ON TARGET GROUPS
Raising awareness of social partners
3.1.1. STATE OF AFFAIR
3.1.2. CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
Knowledge level in social dialogue in workplaces, participatory management of individuals and groups will be increased.
3.2. PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER OUTPUTS
Seminar notices, posters, brochures, introductory booklet, activity report and scientific research report and attendance certificates will be distributed to participants.
3.3. MULTIPLIER EFFECT
Increase in awareness and knowledge on social dialogue and participatory management of branch managers, employees, workplace union representatives and worker representatives through trainings and seminars, increase in the number of trained union manager’s workplace union representatives and worker representatives. A model for industrial relations commission, workplace coordination commission, quality circle etc. participatory management commissions or a supreme board for existing commissions will be suggested in order to create more active commissioning. The research will be published in November 2012.
A training module will be developed once the training programme is completed and ÇASGEM will support social partners. Above mentioned training programme will be delivered in ÇASGEM and other requested cities.
3.4.1. INSTITUTIONAL SUSTAINABILITY
Deliver sustainable training services in cooperation with parties taking part in work life.
No large-scale risks foreseen during the implementation of the above mentioned studies.
Project Abstract Information Form
Annexes of the Project Offer:
— Cover page (see Annex-1).
— Project Abstract Information Form (see Annex-2).
— Project Budget Offer (see Annex-3).
— General Budget of the Project (see Annex-4).
— Budget Payment Plan (see Annex-5).
— Budget lines (see Annex-6).
— Additional information and documents will be included depending on the context and situation of the project.
The project shall be prepared once the fund information is received. For information call: (312) 296 65 90
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROJECT FOR POLICEMEN AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
The Minister of Labour and Social Security, Mr. Faruk Çelik, stated that policemen work wholeheartedly to ensure public security and added the following: “It is not possible to accept a loss of life or a damage due to the work environment risks while policemen work against negative factors in risky environments”.
The Minister of Labour and Social Security, Mr. Faruk Çelik, emphasized the importance of occupational health and safety in the signature of “Occupational Health and Safety Project for Policemen and Law Enforcement Officers” protocol and stated that 2,3 million of people lose their lives every year and that this number is equal to the population of Kuwait, Republic of Macedonia or Mongolia.
Faruk Çelik, the Minister of Labour and Social Security stated the following:
“The situation in Turkey is not pleasant. 4 people out of 100 thousand lose their lives in 27 European countries in terms of accidents resulting in death. In Turkey, 17 people out of 100 thousand lose their lives. Nowadays, 8 people out of 100 thousand lose their lives thanks to the measures taken. It is seen that 1-1,5 people out of 100 thousand lose their lives in 15 core European countries. That situation lays on us a responsibility, therefore we realized its importance and we carry out similar protocols and legal arrangements. 100 per cent of occupational diseases might be prevented. If it is possible to prevent 98 per cent of occupational accidents and if such accidents take place, it means that there is a serious delinquency.”
Minister Faruk Çelik reminding that an important part of the Occupational Health and Safety Law will enter into force from 1 January 2013 explained that the law includes all employees.
Minister Faruk Çelik stating that 63 per cent of employees and 98 per cent of work places were not included in the scope of occupational health and safety, expressed that they aim at minimizing occupational accidents and the related mortality. Minister Faruk Çelik pointing out that all work places should carry out a risk assessment, said that risks might be determined without accidents and that risk elements might be eliminated.
-Law enforcement officers are out of the scope of the law-
Minister Faruk Çelik reminding that law enforcement officers are out of the scope of the law stated that it has special justifications.
Minister Faruk Çelik expressed the following:
“As the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, we prefer that such exceptions should not exist. If there is any rule, I believe that one should obey it. Naturally, professions, tasks and on-the job trainings have got specific sensibilities. Even though there is a requirement, we should also respect that it should remain as an exception by force of the task. The protocol we signed today, this meeting shows this requirement. Even though it is an exception, since there is also a requirement, we found a compromise. You are working wholeheartedly to ensure public security in risky environments. It is not possible to accept a loss of life or a damage due to the work environment risks while you are working in risky environments. As the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, we will be pleased if we can ensure that one of our colleagues is not injured due to the environment and risks, or he/she does not lose his/her health and life.”
-240 thousand policemen will be trained within the scope of Occupational Health and Safety Project for Policemen and Law Enforcement Officers to be carried out by the Centre for Labour and Social Security Training and Research and Police Academy, training programmes will be implemented on; providing occupational health and safety to law enforcement officers during their work, increasing sensitivity, eliminating or minimizing material and moral damages of law enforcement officers by carrying out relevant research and development.
In the first part of the project, a training will be provided to 250 trainers about the occupational health and safety of policemen. In the second part, trainer pool will be increased to 2.500 people and the training potential will be augmented. In the third part, 2.500 trainers trained on the occupational health and safety will train 240 thousand people.
EURODESK TURKISH CONTACT POINT ACCREDITATION
In order to increase international cooperation of ÇASGEM, an intense work has been started on February 2012 and project applications have been made to the European Union grant programmes. Submitted, approved, completed / ongoing projects are given below:
On 02.07.2012, ÇASGEM applied to the Ministry of the European Union, Center for EU Training and Youth Programmes (Turkish National Agency) to be accredited as Eurodesk Contact Point and the application was approved on 20.09.2012. ÇASGEM became Eurodesk Turkey Contact Point following the signature of the agreement of 24.09.2012. Eurodesk is the European Information Network providing information regarding European opportunities for education and youth and the youth participation in European activities and has got more than 1000 contact points.
Within this scope, Eurodesk Turkey Contact Points are authorized institutions by the Turkish National Agency to provide information to youth and youth workers concerning European Opportunities.
ÇASGEM, as the Eurodesk Turkey Contact Point, will contribute to obtain a qualified labour force market by informing disadvantageous youth (financially, geographically, disability, etc) on European Opportunities and providing experience abroad to youth.
ÇASGEM will provide the following services as contact point:
- Free answering service (email, fax, phone, visit),
- Recommendation and help service,
- Providing access to information regarding grants funded by the European Union,
- Organizing trainings and support service,
- Organizing conferences, seminars and other activities,
- Publishing and distributing source materials.
- ATTENTION! Youth in Charge! EU Project
A training programme of 6 days has been prepared for 21 participants from United Kingdom, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Latvia, Serbia and Turkey. Sessions were held on choice of profession / work life, occupational health and safety, first aid and environment. The project took place in ÇASGEM on 30 September – 5 October.
Safe Vocational Training
Within the scope of this project carried out with the partnership of ÇASGEM, 3 experts from ÇASGEM paid a visit to schools – and particularly ateliers – providing vocational training in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom regarding occupational health and safety. Within this context, the integration of best European practices into vocational training institutions in Turkey is planned.
“Study of Risk Assessment Implementations at SMEs in terms of Occupational Health and Safety”
Within the scope of this project, carried out by ÇASGEM, two non-governmental organizations working on occupational health and safety in Turkey established a partnership. Within the scope of this project, activities were carried out on study of OHS implementations in EU countries, study of training modules for Risk Assessment for SMEs, SMEs’ point on view on OHS, observation of OHS approach. A cooperation is established with DGUV – Legal Accidental Insurance and Prevention Union in Germany and AUVA – Occupational Risks Social Insurance Institution” in Austria and a study visit took place to the aforementioned institutions with the participation of 22 experts. The project report is being prepared in order to reflect knowledge and experience acquired during the study visit.
For 2015 and following years:
It is foreseen to implement projects on occupational health and safety with specific topics (developing protective and preventing systems, safety culture, etc.) to increase international cooperations and activities for 2015 and following years. Within this scope, cooperation activities with Asian and European countries and institutions from Canada and America have been started.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT OF STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY OF ÇASGEM
To develop the labour market in Turkey with human dignity through a better skilled labour force, improved working conditions, social security services and occupational health and safety - by providing capacity building support to the Centre for Labour and Social Security Training and Research (ÇASGEM).
Purpose of the Project
To increase the capacity of ÇASGEM on design, development, delivery, evaluation of trainings, marketing and research in line with EU Social Policy and Employment Acquis, specifically by:
- improving the capacity of Labour and Social Security Experts in training design, development, delivery and designing new high quality training modules and an e-learning system;
- increasing the marketing and research capacity of ÇASGEM with visibility activities and research pilots; and
- facilitating the design of a more effective institutional structure for ÇASGEM.
Main Activities of the Project
Main activities are about determining a framework for the project design and approach in order to establish a positive institutional change and a sustainable strong capacity. The requirement of change in the management, improving the cooperation between private sector and civil society, the cooperation between social stakeholders, training and research institutes and academic institutions, marketing and visibility, human sources skills, sustainability of technical efficiency and institutional structuring, providing applicable solutions based on the determined requirements, providing full, progressive and integrated learning are among the activities.
The Project is structured by three technical components:
Component 1: Training,
Component 2: Marketing and Research, and
Component 3: New Structure of the Centre;
Besides these components, an Inception Phase and a Project Closing Phase will be carried out. Every Component targets a result area in accordance with the Terms of Reference and includes 16 specific activities.
The Project has been officially started on 14 January 2015 and will be implemented over 24 months.