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 TYEC 2 - MAIN ACTIVITIES 2013


Workshop with Ethics Commissions to devise training strategy
(Ankara, Turkey, 25 December 2013)

A workshop with the Council of Ethics for Public Service and Ethics Commissions was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) on 25 December 2013 in Ankara. Council of Ethics for the Public Service is the leading body to promote ethics in the public sector and supports Ethics Commissions in devising and delivering the ethics training strategy and monitors its implementation. The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the ethics training strategies in the institutions.

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Workshop with NGO’s
(Ankara, Turkey, 23 December 2013)

A workshop with the Council of Ethics for the Public Service and civil society representatives was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) on 23 December 2013 in Ankara. The workshop aimed at strengthening cooperation between the Council of Ethics for the Public Service and the civil society organizations, as well as to discuss possible methodologies for the awareness raising on ethics issues among the general public. Civil society institutions play a crucial role in development of a culture of ethics not only in public sector but also in the society.

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Seminar to train the training staff of the Council of Ethics Secretariat in developing a Continuous Professional Development Programme for existing trainers
(Ankara, Turkey, 19 December 2013)

A seminar was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 19 December 2013. In Turkey, each public institution needs to develop its own ethics training strategy and Council of Ethics has an oversight role in the follow up of the training strategy implementation. The workshop aimed to increase the capacity of the Secretariat of the Council of Ethics in terms of supporting the Ethics Commissions in developing and adapting the ethics training strategy. The seminar provided an opportunity for the Secretariat to define methods of cooperation with the existing trainers.The seminar was expected to provide an opportunity to take stock of the lessons learnt and reach an agreement on the measures to be taken for the implementation of the ethics trainings in the future.


Workshop for the Council of Ethics Secretariat to revise and update the existing training module
(Ankara, Turkey, 12 December 2013)

A workshop was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 12 December 2013. The workshop aimed at sharing experiences of ethics trainings from different countries. The workshop provided an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learnt and to decide on the measures to be taken for the implementation of the ethics trainings in the future.

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Workshop to train the training staff of the Council of Ethics in supporting the Ethics Commissions in developing and adapting the training strategy
(Ankara, Turkey, 4 December 2013)

A workshop was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 4 December 2013. The workshop aimed to increase the capacity of the Council of Ethics in terms of supporting the Ethics Commissions in developing and adapting the ethics training strategy. Each public institution in Turkey needs to develop its own ethics training strategy and Council of Ethics has an oversight role in the follow up of the training strategy implementation. The workshop provided an opportunity for the Council of Ethics to strengthen cooperation with the Ethics Commissions and further support them in developing and adapting the ethics training strategy.

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Seminar on developing codes of conduct for public universities to identify
(Ankara, Turkey, 26 November 2013)

Seminar was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 26 November 2013. In Turkey, the scope of the legislation of the Council of Ethics do not cover public university academics as they are semi-independent public servants. The seminar aimed at discussing the possible options for developing a code of conduct for public universities in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and the Council of Higher Education. The seminar provided an opportunity to have a common understanding on the scope of the possible code and implementation aspects.

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Training of trainers on implementation aspects of the training strategy
(Ankara, Turkey, 14-15 November 2013)

Training of trainers was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC 2) in Ankara on 14-15 November 2013. The training for trainers from the Local Governments aimed at discussing the possible ethical dilemmas which might occur in public institutions based on the 18 ethical principles of the Turkish code of ethics. The case studies developed as a result of this training will be used by the trainees in the ethics trainings of their respective organisations. The training provided an opportunity to define the possible ethical dilemmas at the municipalities and to identify proper solutions.

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Third Steering Committee Meeting
(Ankara, Turkey, 12 November 2013)

The Third Steering Committee Meeting of the Project Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey (TYEC 2) took place on 12 November 2013 in Ankara. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Council of Ethics for Public Service, Delegation of the European Union, Central Finance and Contracting Unit and other partner institutions. At the meeting the progress in the implementation of the Project since May 2013 were discussed together with the planning for the forthcoming period.

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Training workshop to support the capacity of the Council of Ethics for the Public Service in e-based learning
(Ankara, Turkey, 11 November 2013)

A workshop was held within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 9 October 2013. The workshop aimed discussing the possible campaign methodologies and developing materials would support the Ministry of National Education in fulfilling its mandate of developing a culture of ethics. In view of this, the workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the public relations strategy for promoting ethics in the institution and schools. The participants skills and acquired knowledge on how to develop a communication plan and a campaign strategy for promoting ethics in schools and among general public.

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Workshop to support the capacity of the Ethics Commssions in planning and delivering awareness campaigns
(Ankara, Turkey, 9 October 2013)

A workshop was held within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 9 October 2013. The workshop aimed discussing the possible campaign methodologies and developing materials would support the Ministry of National Education in fulfilling its mandate of developing a culture of ethics. In view of this, the workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the public relations strategy for promoting ethics in the institution and schools. The participants skills and acquired knowledge on how to develop a communication plan and a campaign strategy for promoting ethics in schools and among general public.

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Seminar on developing codes of conduct for public universities
(Ankara, Turkey, 10 October 2013)

A seminar was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 10 October 2013. The seminar aimed discussing the possible options for developing a code of conduct for public universities in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and the Council of Higher Education. The seminar provided an opportunity to have a common understanding on the scope of the possible code and implementation aspects. Follow-up seminar will be organised at the end of November 2013.

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Training of Trainers for the Local Governments
(Ankara, Turkey, 30 September - 4 October 2013)

Second training-of-trainers activity was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara which aimed at increasing the capacity of the selected trainers from the local governments from different regions of Turkey on the adult training techniques. The activity has contributed to strengthening the participants’ capacity on training others on the ethics training modules. The same groups of trainers will attend the follow-up training-of-trainers to be organised by the Project in November 2013. The trained trainers are expected to carry out ethics trainings in their respective institutions after completion of the trainings provided within the framework of the Project.

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Training of Trainers for the Local Governments
(Ankara, Turkey, 16 - 20 September 2013)

The training aimed at increasing the capacity of the selected trainers of the local governments from different regions of Turkey. The ethics trainers  focused on specific needs of their institutions on ethics trainings. This activity strengthened participants’ capacity in training others on the ethics training modules. This training contributed to promoting ethics principles across the public sector in Turkey.

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Workshop with trainers to adapt training events to specify ministry contexts
(Ankara, Turkey, 12 September 2013)

A workshop was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 12 September 2013. The workshop aimed at discussing the ethics trainings in General Directorate of Land Registry based on the 18 ethical principles of the Turkish code of ethics. The participants  conducted 50 trainings in their institution following this workshop. It was expected that the workshop provided an opportunity to develop a common understanding on ethics trainings and more generally to contribute to promoting ethics in the institution.


Workshop to develop cross-sector advisories and monitoring mechanisms within the Ethics Platform
(Ankara, Turkey, 9 September 2013)

A workshop was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 9 September 2013. Newly Established Ethics Platform is an opportunity for the institutions to share experience and sector advisories for monitoring mechanisms in the area of ethics. General Directorate of Land Registry explained to the participants the concept of ‘Island of Integrity’ which refers to the development of an ethical environment within the institution as a sample to the other institutions.

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Workshop to support the capacity of the Ethics Commssions in planning and delivering awareness campaigns
(Ankara, Turkey, 6 September 2013)

A workshop on the issues of planning and delivering of awareness campaigns was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 6 September 2013. The workshop aimed at discussing the possible campaign methodologies and developing tools which will support General Directorate of Land Registry in fulfilling its mandate of developing a culture of ethics. The workshop provided an opportunity to develop a public relations strategy for promoting ethics in the institution.

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Workshop to support the capacity of the Council of Ethics for the Public Service in planning and delivering awareness campaigns
(Ankara, Turkey, 5 September 2013)

A workshop was held within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 5 September 2013. The workshop aimed at discussing the possible campaign methodologies and developing tools which will support Council of Ethics in fulfilling its mandate of developing a culture of ethics. The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the communication plan and campaign strategy for promoting ethics among the public.

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Workshops to train the training staff of the Council of Ethics Secretariat in supporting the Ethics Commissions in developing and adapting the training strategy and developing a Continuous Professional Development programme for existing trainers
(Ankara, Turkey, 8 July 2013)

Workshops were organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 8 July 2013. In Turkey, each public institution needs to develop its own ethics training strategy and Council of Ethics has an oversight role in the follow up of the training strategy implementation.The workshops aimed at increasing the capacity of the Secretariat of the Council of Ethics in terms of supporting the Ethics Commissions in developing and adapting the ethics training strategy. At the meantime the activity provided an opportunity for the Secretariat to define methods of cooperating with the existing trainers.

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Workshop to develop approaches and measures to support and sustain training in the General Directorate of Land Registry
(Ankara, Turkey, 4 July 2013)

A workshop was held within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 4 July 2013. The workshop aimed at developing General Directorate of Land Registry as an “Island of Integrity” in terms of developing approaches and measures to support and sustain ethics training. The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the ethics training strategy in the Land Registry. As a result of this activity Land Registry will be developing an ethics training strategy in cooperation with the Project team.


Workshops to adapt training events to specific ministry contexts
(Ankara, Turkey, 25-28 June 2013)

4 workshops were organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 25-28 June 2013. The activities aimed at discussing the possible ethical dilemmas which might occur in public institutions based on the ethical principles of the Turkish code of ethics. 49 cases were developed and discussed by the participants; 18 cases for Ministry of Interior, 11 cases for Ministry of Finance, 11 cases for General Directorate of Land Registry and 9 cases for Ministry of National Education. Case studies developed at the workshops will be used in the ethics trainings of the relevant institutions. Ethics trainers from the Council of Ethics, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of National Education and General Directorate of Land Registry participated in the workshops. These activities provide an opportunity to identify the possible ethical dilemmas at the Ministries and to find proper solutions.

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Workshops to discuss the “Island of Integrity” with the General Directorate of Land Registry 
(Ankara, Turkey, 17-18 June 2013)

Two workshops were organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 17 and 18 June 2013. The workshops aimed at developing General Directorate of Land Registry as an “Island of Integrity” in terms of the effectiveness of a comprehensive ethical environment as the basis for the development of a wider cross-public sector on which future prevention strategies may be based. The workshops provided an opportunity to develop ethical audit tools which will enable an assessment of the extent to which the Land Registry has the components of an ethical environment in place. The event was also an opportunity to elaborate a project plan which will identify what measures need to be taken to strengthen the ethical environment at the Land Registry. Council of Europe experts will be working in cooperation with the Land Registry in the next months to finalise the tools which will be sample models for the Turkish public administration.

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Workshop to Discuss TYEC1 Research Findings
(Ankara, Turkey, 11-13 June 2013)

A workshop was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 11 - 13 June 2013.
The meeting aimed at discussing the research findings of research studies prepared under the TYEC1 Project in the following areas:
• Ethics in Law Enforcement
• Ethics in Health Services
• Ethics in Public Procurement
• Ethics in Customs Services
• Ethics in Professional Organisations
• Ethics in Local Government Planning
• Conflict of Interest
• Shadow Economy
• Ethics, Culture and Society
Representatives of the Council of Ethics, including the Chair and other relevant public institutions participated in the workshop. The activity provided an opportunity to define the possible options for the relevant agencies and institutions on addressing the recommendations mentioned in the research studies.

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Training of Trainers for the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of National Education
(Ankara, Turkey, 3 - 7 June 2013)

Training of TrainersThe training for trainers took place on 3-7 June 2013 in Ankara. It aimed at increasing the capacity of the selected ethics trainers of the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of National Education on the adult training techniques. The activity contributed to strengthening the capacity of participants to effectively train other. In the future this group of trainers will be carrying out the ministries wide trainings and the acquired skill will allow the them successfully disseminate the knowledge on ethics standards across the public sector in Turkey.
This was the second stage of the training of the trainers following the one that took place from 13 to 17 May 2013 in Ankara

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Second Steering Committee Meeting
(Ankara, Turkey, 28 May 2013)

Steering Committee MeetingThe Second Steering Committee Meeting was convened on 28 May 2013 in Ankara. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Council of Ethics, Delegation of the European Union, Council of Europe, CFCU and other partner institutions.
The stakeholders discussed the issues of importance with regard to the activities implemented during the 1 year of project implementation and agreed on the calendar of activities for period May - November 2013 as envisaged in the Workplan of the project. The next Steering Committee Meeting was agreed to be scheduled in November 2013.

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Training of Trainers for the Ministry of Interior
(Ankara, Turkey, 20-24 May 2013)

Training of Trainers for the Ministry of Interior The training aimed at increasing the capacity of the selected trainers of the Ministry of Interior on the adult training techniques. The acquired skills will allow the participants to successfully carry out ethics training courses at the Ministry.

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Training of Trainers for the Ministry of National Education
(Ankara, Turkey, 13-17 May 2013)

Training of Trainers for the Ministry of National EducationThe training for trainers from the Ministry of Education took place on 13-17 May 2013 in Ankara. It aimed at increasing the capacity of the selected ethics trainers of the Ministry of National Education on the adult training techniques. The activity contributed to strengthening the capacity of participants to effectively train others. In the future this group of trainers will be carrying out the ministry wide trainings and the acquired skills will allow them to successfully disseminate the knowledge on ethics standards across the public sector in Turkey.

The same group of participant will be attending the second stage of the training of trainers on 3-7 June 2013, which will focus on specifics of ethics standards and training materials.

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Introductory Meeting on Draft Terms of References for the Platform for Ethics
(Ankara, Turkey, 26 March 2013)

The workshop aimed at developing monitoring and evaluation tools for the ethics trainings which will be conducted during the project lifetime and afterwards. The meeting included the participation of 20 trainers from the Council of Ethics and other public institutions.
This event provided and opportunity to define the possible options for the monitoring methods. During the workshop, Turkish ethics trainers discussed the necessary tools to be introduced within the ethics trainings with guidance of the Project Long Term Adviser and Short Term Experts.
The recommendations collected will be elaborated by the Project team and reflect to the ethics training strategy.

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Conference – Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey
(Ankara, Turkey, 12 February 2013

Strengthening the implementation of Code of Ethics across the public sector and other issues concerning ethics in public administration in Turkey was addressed and discussed at a high-level conference which was held on 12 February 2013, in Ankara. The keynote speeches were delivered by Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Beşir Atalay, the Chair of the Council of Ethics for the Public Service, Prof. Dr. Sedat Murat, the Head of the Council of Europe’s Ankara Programme Office, Adrian Butler, and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert. The conference is expected to further promote TYEC 2 project's objectives and enhance public awareness on the role of ethics in public sector.

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