Information meeting of “Technical Assistance for the Operating Structure and CISOP 2014-2020 beneficiaries and for publicity of CISOP 2014-2020” was held on July 17, 2019 at Ankara Bilkent Hotel under the name of RSPInfo. The project, which is funded in partnership with the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, is implemented under the "Competitiveness and Innovation Operational Program (CISOP)" by the Ministry of Industry and Technology within the second period of the Competitive Sectors Program.
With this project, it is aimed to increase the capacity of the Ministry of Industry and Technology Department of European Union Financial Programs, as well as the beneficiaries of the project and to publicize the objectives and outputs of the program.
In the RSPInfo event, the opening speeches were given by Ministry of Industry and Technology DG for EU Affairs and External Relations General Manager / Head of Program Authority Mr. Mustafa Erdogan and the European Union Delegation to Turkey Head of Economic and Social Development Department Mr. Angel Gutierrez Hidalgo De Quintana.
Following the opening speeches, Project Team Leader Mr. William Lewis gave information about the Technical Assistance Project. In the same session, two projects that are completed in the First Period of Competitive Sectors Program and provided a good example in the field of competitiveness, Erciyes Technopark Regional Innovation Center Project and Regional Industrial Cooperation in Cotton Fiber Production Project, were presented.
In the last session of the event, parallel open space meetings were held under the titles of communication, sustainability, challenges and capacity building in order to provide more support and convenience to the beneficiaries of the projects carried out in the field of competitiveness and innovation and problems and solutions were discussed.
Following this event, the representatives of beneficiary organizations were given general information about the program, irregularity, protocol and operational agreement, tender process management and visibility in EU projects for the next two days.