THE INSTRUMENT for PRE-ACCESSION ASSISTANCE (IPA) - IV
HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
Ministry of Labour and Social Security is in charge of managing EU funds within the scope of Human Resources Development component, as well as the preparation, management, implementation, monitoring, audit and evaluation of schemes and projects. In order to implement policies and regulation relevant to human resources, Ministry of Labour and Social Security prepared Human Resources Development Operational Programme (HRD OP) in cooperation with relevant institutions. This programme is the main programme for utilizing the EU funds, which are co-financed by Turkey as a part of IPA Human Resources Development, defining the priority axes, geographical areas, conditions foreseen for usage of funds, amounts allocated for priority axes and general structure for usage of funds. It is predicted this programme will provide amelioration on social life, as well as forming economic benefits.
Priority axes of the Programme are defined as:
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 to be 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.
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
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.
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.
The objective of this priority axis is to increase the capacity of Operating Structure and potential beneficiaries in order to support the implementation of the HRD OP. The financial resource allocated for this priority axis is approximately 33 million Euros.