Introductory Conference of the "Strengthening the Training and Research Capacity of the Labor and Social Security Training and Research Center (ÇASGEM) (EuropeAid/140073/IH/SER/TR) EU Technical Assistance Project", which we have been carrying out since 3 March 2020, was held on 16 September 2021 in Ankara at HiltonSA as a hybrid meeting(online/face-to-face) with the participation of approximately 200 participants.
EU Turkey Delegation, institutions and organizations such as ILO, Universities, Municipalities, İŞKUR, SGK, related departments of ÇSGB, Ministry of Health, MEB, Ministry of Industry and Technology, TKI, TTK; many unions such as Türk-İş, TİSK, Turkish Metal Union, ÇEİS, HAK-İŞ, İNTES, ETOK and organizations operating in the field of occupational health and safety participated to the Introductory Conference.
Introductory Conference; started with the opening speeches of ÇSGB Bakan Yardımcısı Prof. Dr. Sayın Lutfihak ALPKAN başkanlığında Azerbaycan Devlet İktisat Üniversitesi Rektörü Prof. Dr. Sayın Adalat MURADOV’un ve ÇASGEM Başkan V. Kenan YAVUZ’un ve uzmanların katılımlarıyla ÇASGEM işbirliği istişare toplantısı gerçekleştirildi. Sayın Bakan Yardımcımız Prof. Dr. Lutfihak ALPKAN, Azerbaycan Devlet İktisat Üniversitesi Rektörü Prof. Dr. Adalat Jalal MURADOV ile ikili ilişkilerimizi ve gündemimizdeki konuları ele aldılar. Uzaktan eğitim ve çalışma hayatında dijital dönüşümün önemine vurgu yapılan toplantıda Bakan Yardımcımız Prof. Dr. Lütfihak ALPKAN iş sağlığı ve güvenliği, iş hukuku, işletme hayatı, çalışma hayatı eğiticilerin eğitimi konularında işbirliğinin faydalı olacağını belirtirken, Üniversite Rektörü Prof. Dr. Adalat Jalal MURADOV işbirliği yapmaktan memnuniyet duyacaklarını ve özellikle uzaktan eğitim alanında tecrübe paylaşımının önemli olacağını dile getirdi. Kariyer Merkezi, Hayat Boyu Öğrenme Merkezi ve ÇASGEM arasında çalışma hayatı, dijital dönüşüm, uzaktan eğitim gibi konularda işbirliğine açık olduklarını belirttiler.ÇASGEM Kenan Yavuz, Head of EU and Financial Assistance Department, Süreyya Erkan and Head of Financial Cooperation of EU Turkey Delegation, Ambassador Undersecretary Andre Lys. Then, the project activities were introduced with the presentations of Project Team Leader Antero Vahappasi and ÇASGEM experts Deniz Boz Eravcı and Esra Karaman from the project coordination unit. The first panel session of the conference, which was held as afternoon panel sessions, was “Behavior-Oriented Safety Culture and Strengthening the Training and Research Capacity of Work-Life Actors”, and the speeches of the experts that we worked with in the safety culture-themed activities at our project were taken place. Speeches titled as “An Overview of Safety Culture”, “Security Culture is for Everyone”, "New Approaches in Education: Virtual Reality Applications" and "Processing Data Related to Work-Life" were delivered by Dr. Frank Guldenmund, author & illustrator Gülşen Arslan Akça, informatics expert Ali Kolbakır and researcher Dr. Tolga Kaskati, respectively.
The speech titled 'Evaluation of the Trainings Given within the Scope of the Project: Lessons Learned' was deivered by project education expert N. Burcu Ünal, The speech with the title 'What is Vocational Rehabilitation and How is it Applied?' was given by Austrian rehabilitation expert Ingrid Pammer and “Vocational Rehabilitation Peculiar to Turkey' was delivered by ÇASGEM expert Derya Koçak in the second panel session with the title of “Educational Evaluation & Return to Work Program of Turkey: Vocational Rehabilitation”,
At the conference, the roadmap of our project, which will last for 36 months, was shared with the stakeholders, and evaluations were made about the areas of intervention.
We would like to thank our project stakeholders and participants for their valuable contributions.