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40th meeting of the EU-Turkey JCC

Venue: Swissotel Büyük Efes İzmir, Grand Efes I-II Hall

22 November, Monday

10:00 – 12:00 Opening session

  • Mr. M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, President of TOBB, Co-chair of the Turkey-EU Joint Consultative Committee
  • Mr. Peter Clever, Member of the EESC, Co-chair of the Turkey-EU Joint Consultative Committee
  • Mr. Maciej Popowski, Acting Director General at DG NEAR (remotely)
  • Mr. Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey
  • Mr. Dimitris Dimitriadis, President of the External Relations Section, EESC
  • Mr. Faruk Kaymakcı, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs

Q&A

Adoption of the agenda

12:00 – 13:30 Disaster Management

  • Mr. Christos Stylianides, former European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management (video message)

Presentation of the reports:

  • Ms Diana Indjova, EESC rapporteur “Disaster Management: how can Turkey and the EU work together?"; in cooperation with Mr Panagiotis Gkofas, EESC rapporteur on the EU civil protection mechanism.
  • Ms. Asmin Kavas Bilgiç (Dr), TEPAV Project Manager, JCC-TR rapporteur (remotely)

Debate

  • Disaster and Emergency Managament Presidency, Head of Department

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:30 Green Economy

Presentation of the reports:

  • Mr. Michael McLoughlin, EESC rapporteur
  • Ms. Selin Özokçu, TEPAV Policy Analyst “Just Transition” JCC-TR rapporteur

Debate

  • Mr. Mahmut Özgener, Board Member of TOBB, President of İzmir Chamber of Commerce
  • Işınsu Kestelli, President of İzmir Commodity Exchanges
  • Ms. Bahar Güçlü, Ministry of Trade, Deputy DG for International Agreements and EU

16:30 – 16:45 Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:15 Modernisation of the EU-Turkey Customs Union

  • Mr. Ender Yorgancılar, President of Aegean Region Chamber of Industry
  • Ms. Emine Erdem, President of the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER), President
  • Ms. Bahar Güçlü, Ministry of Trade, Deputy DG for International Agreements and EU
  • Ms Çiğdem Nas (Assoc. Prof. Dr), Secretary General of the Economic Development Foundation

Debate

19:30 Dinner

Venue: Teras 1885 Restaurant, Alsancak Atatürk Caddesi No:190, Konak/İzmir

23 November, Tuesday

09:00 – 10:00 Adoption of the joint declaration

  • Topics to be discussed in upcoming JCC meetings

10:00 – 11:30 Presentation by İzmir Chamber of Commerce on the Rehabilitation Work after İzmir Earthquake

11:30 – 12:00 Closing Remarks

  • Mr Peter Clever, Co-Chair of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee
  • Mr M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, Co-Chair of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee

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Programme of the EU-Turkey JCC