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Elimination of the Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture (ECLSA)

Action /Activity:

Action I: Employment
Activity I.I: Promoting Decent Work

Title of the Operation:

Elimination of the Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture

Operation Number:

TREESP1.1ECLSA-P-04

Implementation Period:

01.10.2020 – 31.01.2024

Operation Beneficiary:

DEP of the DG Labour of the MoFLSS

Website / Social Media Accounts:

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Interventions and Estimated Results:

Within the scope of the direct grant project with a budget of 29.726.740,90 Euros; the overall objective of this Action is to contribute to elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture.
The purpose of the Action is to enhance national and local capacity for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture as well as providing services to children at risk and their families. The International Labour Organization is the implementing Organization of the project.
The project will be implemented in close collaboration with employers’ and workers’ organisations, Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF), Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), municipal authorities, universities, Non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Estimated Results of the Project:
1. On-site education, guidance, counselling and rehabilitation services were provided to 12.000 children.
2. 2.000 family members of the working/at-risk children in seasonal agriculture were referred to vocational and generic training programmes in order to improve life and occupational skills.
3. Trainings on the negative aspects of child labour in seasonal agriculture and related legislation were provided to 200 agriculture intermediaries, 500 employers and 200 village heads.
4. 12.000 children were equipped and living conditions of seasonal agricultural families in settlement areas were improved.
5. Central and local capacity of MoFLSS were improved in the field of planning, managing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring for the elimination of WFCL.
6. Capacities of gendarmerie and NGOs were improved in combatting child labour.
7. Child Labour Monitoring (CLM) and Tracking System was established and existing e-METIP system was improved 8. A communication campaign was developed and implemented towards general public, children, families, employers, decision-makers, school principals, teachers, intermediaries, and media.
9. Scientific and technical studies were carried out for the assessment of child labour, its causes, consequences and review of good practices as well as developing policy recommendations on the elimination of child labour and improving living and working conditions in seasonal agriculture.
10. A cross sectoral working groups were established to map existing child labour reporting mechanisms, identify adverse incentives and recommend effective enforcement mechanisms at each point in the agricultural production supply chain.
11. Meetings and field visits were taken place in order to ensure efficient coordination and cooperation among relevant field teams and stakeholders.

Current Situation:
(As of November 2020)

Direct Grant contract was signed on 23.07.2020 and the implementation commenced on 01.10.2020 which is first day of the month following the date on which the first pre-financing paid.

The activities of the inception phase are in progress.