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Implementation of Turkish Qualifications System and Framework Operation (TUYEP)

Action /Activity:

Action II. - Education and Training
Activity II.III. - Strengthening National Qualifications System and Promoting LLL & Adaptability

Title of the Operation:

Implementation of Turkish Qualifications System and Framework Operation (TUYEP)

Operation Number:


Implementation Period:


Operation Beneficiary:

Vocational Qualifications Authority (VQA)

Website / Social Media Accounts:

Interventions and Estimated Results:

The operation (TUYEP) under Employment, Education and Social Policies Sectoral Operational Programme (EESP SOP), which was designed as a continuation of UYEP-I and UYEP-II operations within the scope of the Human Resorurces Development Operational Programme (HRD OP), has 48-months direct grant (Direct Grant for Certification-II), 36-months service (Technical Assistance) and 18-months grant scheme (VOC-Test Centers-III Grant Scheme) components.

The operation aims to:

• To give 50.000 VQA Vocational Qualification Certificates to individuals within the scope of the direct grant component with a budget of € 5.557.155;
• To provide activities on capacity building for VQA and its stakeholders, quality assurance, implementation and management of TQF, capacity building for VQA Portal and awareness raising with a budget of € 4.694.818,00.
• To establish 20 authorized certification bodies within the scope of VOC-Test Centers-III Grant Scheme with a budget of € 4.840.059

Current Situation:
(As of November 2020)

• Direct grant component was suspended in 2018 by the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey due to the amendments made by national Law No. 5580. A new law proposal is deliberated in the Parliament that abrogate the Article in Law No. 5580.

• The Service Contract initiated on 25.11.2019 with the Kick-off meeting. Within the scope of the service contract, 4 Addenda have been issued, 8 monthly management meetings were held and one operation steering meeting was realized.

• The evaluation of the project proposals in the grant scheme component have been finalized and 23 contracts were signed. The projects started implementation on November 1st 2020.

*1 Strengthening Vocational Qualifications Authority and National Qualifications System in Turkey
*2 Strengthening National Vocational Qualifications System and Implementing the Turkish Qualifications Framework