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Strengthening Training and Research Capacity of the Centre for Labour and Social Training and Research (CASGEM)

Action /Activity:

Action I: Employment
Activity I.III: Supporting Employment Policy-making and Implementation

Title of the Operation:

Strengthening Training and Research Capacity of the Centre for Labour and Social Training and Research (CASGEM)

Number of the Operation:

TREESP1.3.CASGEM

Implementation Period:

03.03.2020 – 02.09.2023

Operation Beneficiary:

Centre for Labour and Social Training and Research (ÇASGEM)

Website / Social Media Accounts:

www.casgemeuproject.org

Interventions and Estimated Results:

Overall Objective: To support employment policy-making and implementation process in occupational health and safety field.

Specific Purpose: To increase institutional capacity of the operation beneficiary to improve capacity of the public employment services.

Target Groups

• Operation Beneficiary’s trainers and staff
• Stakeholders’ staff and/or trainers
• Social Partners’ trainers
• NGOs’ trainers
• Policy makers of Operation Beneficiary

Location: Ankara

The Operation has 42-months service (technical assistance) and 6–months supply components.

Intervention Categories under Service Component

• Institutional Capacity Building
• Awareness Raising
• Scientific & Technical Studies
• Coordination & Cooperation Mechanisms

Within the scope of the service component, capacity building activities, scientific and technical studies as well as awareness-raising campaigns/events will be provided and coordination/cooperation mechanisms will be strengthened in order to increase the institutional capacity of the Operation Beneficiary to improve capacity of the public employment services.

Measuring instruments and training equipment will be purchased through the supply component in order to increase the institutional capacity in providing trainings and conducting researches, and to ensure sustainability in the services delivered on the field.

Current Situation:
(End of October 2023)

Service contract of the Operation was signed on 24.01.2020. Kick-off Meeting was held on 03.03.2020. Monthly Management and Operation Steering Committee meetings have been held so far. The project duration has been extended for 6 months.

Under the scope of training activities that constitute a significant part of the service contract, 1.917 persons participated to a total of 83 trainings.

Country reports on implementations in EU and Türkiye (EU, Canada, Finland and Türkiye) on occupational rehabilitation (return to work) were prepared and 7 modules were developed. Workshops were organized in February and September 2021 with the participation of relevant stakeholders.

EU Best Practices Report and 6 training modules (for various age groups) on safety culture were developed. Conference on Safety Culture was organised in December 2021. Piloting studies of the materials for 0-6 and 6-15, 15-18 and over 18 age groups to disseminate safety culture were conducted in selected private schools, via Zoom for university students and in enterprises for the workers in Ankara.

2 seminars on Safety Culture were organized, contributing to awareness raising efforts on the subject. In addition, 15 books and visual materials for “0-6, 6-15, 15-18 and over 18” age groups on safety culture were prepared and the piloting studies were organised.

Within the scope of scientific and technical research, 3 workshops for research on occupational accident prediction model were held in construction, petrochemical, mining and metal sectors so as to take the contributions of the relevant stakeholders. A research report was prepared.

Seminar on Occupational Rehabilitation was organized on 10.05.2023 for the research on return to work (occupational rehabilitation). Besides, workshop on the Research on Occupational Rehabilitation was held on 27.07.2023; the initial findings of the research have been shared with relevant stakeholders, and their views and recommendations were taken for the final version of the research report. A research report was prepared.

A study visit to Sweden and Finland was organized in September 2022.

A tailor-made Process and Performance Management System has been developed to increase the institutional memory, productivity and to ensure an effective internal workflow for ÇASGEM.

Within the scope of virtual reality (VR), 20 scenarios in construction, petrochemical, mining and metal sectors were developed.

In order to increase the visibility of the Operation, more than 10.000 promotional materials were produced and delivered to participants. Awareness Raising Films (promotion of the Operation, occupational rehabilitation and safety culture) were produced.

During the extension period, within the context of Social Impact Analysis –added as a new activity-, workshop on Development of Social Impact Analysis Guideline was organized on 04.05.2023. Social Impact Analysis Guideline was prepared and a pilot social impact analysis was conducted. The results of the analysis were shared with the stakeholders on the workshop held on 01.09.2023.

Implementation period of supply contracts (Lot 1: IT Equipment and Lot 2: OHS Equipment) started on 21.03.2023. Provisional Acceptance procedures for the equipment under both contracts were completed by 07.07.2023.