Opening Ceremony Welcoming Stakeholders of the Project

The opening ceremony of the project was held at CSO Ada Ankara, on Friday, 13 May 2022 as part of the Europe Day activities under the auspices of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı.

The opening ceremony welcomed the Delegation of the EU to Türkiye, representatives of European countries and institutions responsible for the coordination, management and supervision of the IPA process in Türkiye as well as representatives of public institutions and non-governmental organizations active in the fundamental rights sub-field.  During the ceremony, the participants were informed about the project and the logo of the project was launched.

In the panel on the “Coordination in the Fundamental Rights Sub-Field ” moderated by the Directorate for EU Affairs, the representatives of the Ombudsman Institution, the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Türkiye and the Union of Turkish Bar Associations shared their views and solution suggestions on improving coordination in the fundamental rights sub-field. 

In his closing speech, Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated that projects on fundamental rights within the scope of Turkey-EU Financial Cooperation made a significant difference in the EU harmonization process of Türkiye. He also underlined the importance of increasing the number of projects within the scope of fundamental rights in the 2021-2027 period.

At the end of the ceremony, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performed the Europe Day Concert organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.