About The Project

Students Learning about the EU

The Project, shortly named as “Students Learning about the EU Project”, has been initiated under responsibility of the General Directorate of European Union and Foreign Relation on 25 December 2014. Its beneficiary is Ministry of National Education and it is co-financed by the Republic of Turkey and the European Union within scope of IPA-I Programme.

Overall objective of the project, which will last for two years, is to enable society in Turkey has a high level of awareness and knowledge on values, fundamental rights and policies of the EU.

Project especially aims to increase awareness of lower secondary and secondary school students about the EU through effective educational measures.

Project Records

Technical Assistance for Students Learning about the EU: Common Values, Fundamental Rights and Policies

Short Name
Students Learning about the EU Project

24 months (25 December 2014 – 25 December 2016)

3 Million 256 Thousand Euro (Service Procurement – 2.664.250 € Product Procurement – 591.870 €)

Fund Providers
Republic of Turkey and European Union

Contracting Authority
Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Treasury, Central Finance and Contract Unit

Ministry of National Education, general Directorate of European Union and Foreign Relations

Eptisa Engineering

Components Of The Project

Project has two components.

Component 1:

Raising awareness of the students, teaching and non-teaching staff about values of the EU, its policies and implementations.

Component 2:

Building capacity for and increasing awareness of Ministry of National Education staff about the European Union.

Project Activities

Educational activities that will increase awareness of students between ages of 10 and 18 are as follows:

  • Implementation of survey in order to measure knowledge levels of lower secondary and secondary school students about the EU,
  • Preparation of informative materials,
  • Implementation of painting, slogan, and short-story competitions,
  • Implementation of capacity building trainings.

Successful implementation of these project activities that are covered by two components of the project will help in achieving these two results:

  • Awareness about values of the EU, fundamental rights and its policies, institutions of the EU and their functions, Turkey’s accession process and reforms undertaken for this process will be increased measurably through awareness raising materials.
  • Students and teachers will increase their knowledge on the EU through participating in educational systematic activities.

Provinces Covered By The Project

Survey and quiz competitions will be implemented only in provinces where EU Information Centres are active, including Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Edirne, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, İstanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Mersin, Samsun, Sivas, Şanlıurfa, Trabzon and Van. On the other hand, painting, slogan and short-story competitions will cover all the provinces of Turkey.


Target Groups Of The Project

MoNE Staff,
Related NGOs,
Academicians and university students.