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Projects
2023
Digital innovation solutions in the fields of climate change, EU green course, energy transition, supported by the development of the Turkish-Lithuanian partnership and the development of the GEH platform
Year
2023
Sector of assistance
Digitalisation and Innovation, Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
24 953,20 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen the capacity of local government institutions in Turkey and to develop cooperation between Turkish and Lithuanian municipalities in the fields of climate change, the EU's green agenda, energy transition, and the implementation of digital innovation solutions.

Project results
  • A prototype of a mobile application/website has been developed, providing a list of more than 100 useful contacts/partners for further project dissemination and development, as well as networking of experts through the created platform.
  • Renewable energy experts' visits to Istanbul and Vilnius, Kaunas, were organized, during which contacts were established for further cooperation at the local government and climate change expert levels; analyses and further action plans were prepared, outlining possible areas of cooperation, specific joint projects, and areas of experience sharing.
Implementing organization
Municipality of Istanbul / Project Partner - Vilnius City Municipality
Financing source
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Republic of Turkey
2022
Green Deal TURK-LIT (GEH) platform concept: developing green and modern solutions through long-term exchange of experts and ideas between Lithuania and Türkiye
Year
2022
Sector of assistance
Environment and Climate Change
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
24 801,89 EUR
Project goal

To analyze Turkey's legal, technical and social base for the implementation of the Green Deal. The project goal is to develop a platform for long-term expert cooperation in this field.

Embassy project

Project results
  • A study on the state of play of sustainable energy solutions in Turkey has been prepared.
  • Visits of Turkish and Lithuanian experts to Lithuania and Turkey have been organised.
  • A platform for exchange of ideas between experts has been created.
  • 4 remote seminars and 1 event in Istanbul with energy experts were organised.
  • A protocol of intent/cooperation was signed between Vilnius and Istanbul municipalities.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania / Embassy of Lithuania in Türkiye Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality/ Vilnius City Municipality
2021
Development of new partnerships between Lithuania and Turkey in the context of the bioeconomy and the EU Green Course
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Private Sector and Entrepreneurship Development
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
9 428.09
Project goal

To analyze cooperation opportunities in the context of the EU Green Course, with a special focus on the bioeconomy, agriculture and food industries.

Diplomatic mission project

Project results
  • Sustainable cooperation links between Lithuanian and Turkish scientific institutions are established.
  • Training on the impact of the EU Green Deal on the agriculture and food sectors was organised.
  • Study visits of experts from both countries to partner countries were organised.
Implementing organization
Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Agriculture Partners: Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas University of Technology
Empowering women in entrepreneurship and support for women's entrepreneurship
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Gender Equality and women empowerment, Private Sector and Entrepreneurship Development
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
10 000
Project goal

To promote women's managerial skills and entrepreneurship in Alanya; to give women the necessary skills and knowledge to develop their business, the opportunity to gain the courage to start their own business through successful examples of entrepreneurship.

Diplomatic mission project

Project results
  • A series of 6 training sessions was organised for Alanya women to promote their entrepreneurial skills, involving 55 participants, 6 of whom have started their own businesses.
  • Visits to Lithuania and Turkey for Lithuanian and Alanya women entrepreneurs were organised to get acquainted with local organisations helping women entrepreneurs to develop their businesses.
Implementing organization
Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry Partner: Panevėžys Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
2020
Developing Collaboration Models on Production of Agricultural Biotechnology Products and Auxiliary Industrial Materials between Turkey and Lithuania
Year
2020
Sector of assistance
Regional development and local authorities
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
5 000
Project goal

The aim of the project is to strengthen science-to-business capacities of Turkish public and private sector by sharing good national and European expertise for the development of biotechnology systems and products as well as business partnerships in the long run between Turkish and Lithuanian companies for the commercialization of the results.

Implementing organization
Kapadokya Teknopark Yönetici. Project partner: Kaunas University of Technology
2019
Strengthening the collaboration between higher education and business world: sharing the experiences
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Education
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
10 600
Project goal

Strengthening the capacity of Turkey's higher education institutions in 'science-to-business' collaboration by transferring good Lithuanian and European practices.

Implementing organization
Cappadocia Technology Park
2018
Improving the social situation of children and promoting education in the regions of Turkey Diplomatic Mission Project
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Regional development and local authorities
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
9 970,75
Implementing organization
Turkish Lithuanian community
2017
Enhancing socialization possibilities, promoting activity and creativity of children in Alanya area
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Education
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
10.000
Implementing organization
Embassy project Turkish Lithuanian community
Twinning project: Increasing the Organizational Capacity of the Women and Children Sections (WCS) of the Gendarmerie General Command
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance, Social Protection
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
1 645 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

To enhance the capacity of the Turkish General Command of Gendarmerie (GCG) to deliver reliable and effective assistance to women victims of violence and their children as well children in conflict with the law.

Project duration: 24 months + 3 months.

 

Implementing organization
Lietuva (Police Department, The State-Guaranteed Legal Aid Service, Law Institute of Lithuania, CPMA)
2016
Twinning project: Establishment of a National Coordination & Joint Risk Analysis Center (NACORAC) and an Integrated Border Management Integrated Database
Year
2016
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
250 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

Developing and strengthening Turkey’s legal, institutional and technical capacity for alignment with EU’s integrated border management (IBM) policy.

Project duration: 6 months + 3 months.

Implementing organization
Lithuania (State Border Guard Service, CPMA)
2015
Twinning project: Strengthening the Legal Aid Service in Turkey
Year
2015
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
1 375 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

Promoting access to justice in Turkey primarily by developing legal aid system to ensure that all citizens enjoy access to justice, strengthening the functioning of the justice system through legal drafting, strategy definition and training and the promotion of service itself.

Project duration: 24 months.

More information about the project in MFA press release (in Lithuanian).

Implementing organization
Spain - leader, France, Lithuania (Ministry of Justice,The State-Guaranteed Legal Aid Service, National Courts Administration, Lithuanian Law Institute, Supreme Administrative Court, CPMA) - junior partners
2014
Twinning project: Improvement of Maritime Safety Regarding Handling of Dangerous Goods at Ports and Coastal Facilities
Year
2014
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
1 100 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

To improve the safety of maritime transport in Turkey in line with EU Acquis and international conventions. The purpose of the project is to establish a system for the Administration to ensure safe handling of dangerous goods in ports and coastal facilities.

Project duration: 24 months

More information about the project in MFA press release (in Lithuanian).

 

Implementing organization
Italy - leader, Netherlands, Lithuania (Maritime Academy) - junior partners
2013
Twinning project: Assistance on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - ESEI
Year
2013
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
950 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

Introduce practical solutions in the field of training of enforcement and technical services. Develop an effective training and testing program of drivers and safety advisers for the transport of dangerous goods. Train an expert group for professional staffing in different segments dangerous goods carriage system. Prepare legal solutions in the implementation of EU regulations and directives required in the transport of dangerous goods. Present institutional solutions for complete management, monitoring and enforcement system in commercial road transport. Implement best practices and solutions in the fields of roadworthiness checks and certification.

Project duration: 18 months.

Implementing organization
Poland - leader, Lithuania (State Road Transport Inspectorate, CPMA) - junior partner
2011
Twinning project: Improvement Of Maritime Safety Regarding Handling Of Dangerous Goods At Ports And Coastal Facilities
Year
2011
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
1 045 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

The purpose of the project is to establish a system for the administration to ensure safe handling of dangerous goods in ports and coastal facilities.

Implementing organization
Italy - leader, France, Lithuania (Lithuanian Maritime Academy) - junior partners
2007
Twinning project: Plant Passport System and Registration of Operators
Year
2007
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
1 105 000 EUR (EU budget funds)
Project goal

To prepare plant health sector of Turkey for EU accession.

2006
Twinning project: Restructuring of food safety and control in Turkey
Year
2006
Sector of assistance
EU Twining Programme, Good governance
Project countries
Turkey
Allocated funds
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Development Cooperation with Türkiye

The strategic objectives of Lithuania's development cooperation policy have been determined based on the needs of the Middle East countries (Türkiye), the Programme of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, and the priorities of the EU’s Policy.

Sectoral priorities of the development cooperation strategy for the Middle East in 2022‒2025:

1) strengthening administrative and institutional capacity, transferring experience in the area of public sector reforms;

2) sustainable economic development;

3) the elimination of the preconditions for illegal migration.

Assistance to Turkey 

Lithuania has been implementing development cooperation projects in Türkiye, since 2017.

In 2017-2020, 4 development cooperation projects are being implemented with the funds of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme for 35,5 thousand euros. Support was provided in the areas of regional development, scientific and business cooperation, and improvement of education system.

In 2021, two projects have been implemented in the area of women’s empowerment and- sustainable development, for which 19,4 thousand euros have been allocated.

In 2022, one project has been implemented in the area of environment and climate change, for which 24,8 thousand euros have been allocated.

Humanitarinian Aid

Humanitarian Aid (Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme)

Year

Litas

Euro

Total:

220 000

Humanitarian aid to Turkey affected by the earthquake

2023

-

100 000

Humanitarian aid to Turkey affected by the earthquake (the Government Reserve Fund, Government of the Republic of Lithuania)

2023

-

100 000

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), humanitarian aid for Syrian Refugees in Turkey

2016

-

20 000

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