ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME
The Competitive Sectors Programme (CSP) has been designed to enhance the national and international competitiveness of the enterprises in developing regions of Turkey, and implemented by the Ministry of Industry and Technology and co-financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey. Under the CSP, operational programmes providing financial support, particularly to SMEs and entrepreneurs, for enhancing competitiveness are implemented in seven-year periods.
Carried out since 2007 in the framework of the financial cooperation between Turkey and the European Union, the Competitive Sectors Programme provides financial and technical support to projects elaborated in various priority areas that are also stated in Turkey's National Development Strategy.
The objective of the Competitive Sectors Programme is to ensure social and economic development to reduce regional disparities in Turkey through enhancing SMEs' competitiveness, and thus to converge our economy with the economy of the EU.
The first phase of the Programme under the "Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme (RCOP)" name was implemented in 2007-2013 period. In this period, financial resources were allocated to projects having diverse aims ranging from meeting the competitive needs of SMEs in the manufacturing sector to establishing common use facilities, and from providing grounds and resources to innovative technologies to improving the tourism infrastructure.
In the second period of the Programme under the "Competitiveness and Innovation Sector Operational Programme (CISOP)" name covering 2014-2020, financial support is planned to be provided to various projects from all regions of Turkey aiming to increase competitiveness in economy, particularly R&D and innovation projects.
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