The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) is a project co-funded by the European Union under its IPA II programme with Turkey.
The overall objective of the Turkey-EU Business Dialogue project is to strengthen mutual knowledge and understanding between Turkish Chambers and their counterparts in the EU. Thus, promoting the integration of EU and Turkish business communities and ensuring a stronger awareness of the opportunities and challenges of a potential future Turkey’s accession to the EU in both Turkey and the EU. The TEBD project will allow the Turkish and European Chambers, as members of civil society, to improve their cooperation, enhancing the capacity of Turkish Chambers and their role in the EU accession process and the on-going reform of the Customs Union between Turkey and the EU.
The TEBD project wants to promote a constructive private sector dialogue between the EU and Turkey that will lead to positive and lasting results for both sides.
The specific objectives of the project are:
1 – Strengthening capacity of Turkish Chambers in improving/adding new services to their members;
2 – Increasing the participation of the business community in political life in Turkey, in particular in providing input to modernize the Customs Union between the EU and Turkey and to move forward the EU accession process;
3 – Increasing opportunities of networking and exchange of best practices between Turkish and EU Chambers;
4 – Enhancing awareness of the opportunities and challenges of Turkey’s accession to the EU between both business communities.