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19 January, 2017
   
IPA IPA 2007-2013(IPA I) HRD OP

HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME

(HRD OP)

 

General objective of the Human Resources Development Component is to support transition to a knowledge-based economy capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. Institutional objective of this IPA component is to prepare candidate countries for European Social Fund within the framework of European Employment Strategy and Lisbon Strategy, and to establish suitable structures and systems for this Fund.

Ministry of Labour and Social Security is assigned as the responsible authority of this component. As a consequence of analyses conducted, four priorities (fields of intervention) besides technical assistance and ten measures (sub objectives) under these priorities are defined in the Human Resources Development Operational Programme (HRD OP) prepared by the Ministry. To be financially supported, operations and grant projects are required to be in line with the measures and the activities under these measures defined in HRD OP as well as their results are required to match the indicators defined for each measure.
The budget of the HRD OP, including national contribution, is approximately 557,5 million Euros for 2007-2013 period.

 List of Eligible NUTS II Priority 1 Regions
 TR A2: Ağrı, Kars, Iğdır, Ardahan
 TR B2: Van, Muş, Bitlis, Hakkari
 TR C3: Mardin, Batman, Şırnak, Siirt
 TR A1: Erzurum, Erzincan, Bayburt
 TR C2: Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır
 TR C1: Gaziantep, Adıyaman, Kilis
 TR 72: Kayseri, Sivas, Yozgat
 TR 90: Trabzon, Ordu, Rize, Giresun, Artvin, Gümüşhane
 TR B1: Malatya, Elazığ, Bingöl, Tunceli
 TR 82: Kastamonu, Çankırı, Sinop
 TR 83: Samsun, Tokat, Çorum, Amasya
 TR 63: Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Osmaniye

The revision process of the Human Resources Operational Programme which is planned to be implemented beginning from 2013 has initiated by relevant institutions under coordination of Ministry of Labour and Social Security in the end of 2011. The revision process is still ongoing.

 List of Eligible NUTS II Priority 2 Regions
 TR 10: İstanbul
 TR 21: Tekirdağ, Edirne, Kırklareli
 TR 22: Balıkesir, Çanakkale
 TR 31: İzmir
 TR 32: Aydın, Denizli, Muğla
 TR 33: Manisa, Afyonkarahisar, Kütahya, Uşak
 TR 41: Bursa, Eskişehir, Bilecik
 TR 42: Kocaeli, Sakarya, Düzce, Bolu, Yalova
 TR 51: Ankara
 TR 52: Konya, Karaman
 TR 61: Antalya, Isparta, Burdur
 TR 62: Adana, Mersin


NUTS II, Priority 1 Regions are shown by yellow; NUTS II, Priority 2 Regions are with grey


Primary target of HRD OP is to bring Turkey a more efficient labour market. In order to successfully achieve this target strengthening the link between education and employment and integrating disadvantaged persons to employment. Combining the HRD OP’s main objective with its primary targets; Employment, Education, Lifelong Learning, Social Inclusion and Technical Assistance were shaped as its priorities.


EMPLOYMENT PRIORITY AXIS

The objective of this priority axis is to attract and retain more people in employment, particularly by increasing labour force participation of women, and decrease unemployment rates, especially for young people. This objective necessitates a comprehensive policy approach that involves steps taken in education and vocational training as well as awareness raising. Besides, promoting registered employment and public employment services are important in providing services of higher quality and implementing more effective labour market policies. The financial resource allocated for this priority axis is approximately 209 million Euros and there are four measures under this priority:

  • Measure 1.1: To promote women’s participation into the labour market, and increase female employment, including those formerly employed in agriculture
  • Measure 1.2: To increase employment of young people
  • Measure 1.3: To promote registered employment
  • Measure 1.4: To improve the quality of public employment services


EDUCATION PRIORITY AXIS

The objective of this priority axis is defined as enhancing investment in human capital by increasing the quality of education, improving the linkage between education and the labour market, and raising enrolment rates at all levels of education, especially for girls. The financial resource allocated for this priority axis is approximately 115 million Euros and there are two measures under this priority:

  • Measure 2.1: To increase enrolment rates particularly for girls with a view to developing female human resources and access to labour market
  • Measure 2.2: To improve the content and quality in Vocational Education and Training


LIFELONG LEARNING PRIORITY AXIS

The objective of this priority axis is to increase adaptability of workers, enterprises and entrepreneurs, in particular by promoting lifelong learning and encouraging investment in human resources by enterprises and workers. The financial resource allocated for this priority is approximately 90 million Euros and there are two measures under this priority:

  • Measure 3.1: Promoting the development and implementation of coherent and comprehensive strategies for lifelong learning
  • Measure 3.2: To increase adaptability of employees and employers by investing more in human capital


SOCIAL INCLUSION PRIORITY AXIS 

The objective of this priority axis is to promote an inclusive labour market with opportunities for disadvantaged people, with a view to their sustainable integration into the labour force and combat all forms of discrimination in the labour market. The financial resource allocated for this priority axis is approximately 111 million Euros and there are two measures under this priority:

  • Measure 4.1: To increase employability of disadvantaged persons, facilitate their access to labour market, and eliminate barriers for their entrance into labour market
  • Measure 4.2: Better functioning and coordination among the institutions and mechanisms in the field of labour market and social protection particularly in order to facilitate the integration of disadvantaged persons into the labour market


TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PRIORITY AXIS 

The objective of this priority axis is to improve the coordination, control and implementation of HRD OP and to assist the Operating Structure and relevant institutions in the further programming, monitoring, evaluation and implementing tasks. The financial resource allocated for this priority axis is approximately 33 million Euros.

  • Measure 5.1: Support for programming, management, implementation, monitoring, control, evaluation and dissemination activities
  • Measure 5.2: Support for development of absorption capacity of final beneficiaries
  • Measure 5.3: Information and publicity activities

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