Improving skills and labour market integration for refugees and host communities in Turkey
This conference is a follow up of the “Workshop on Validation of Informal and Non- Formal Learning for Refugees in Turkey”, held in Ankara on the 17th of May, organized jointly by ILO Ankara Office, European Training Foundation (ETF), and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in co-operation with Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Ministry of National Education, General Directorate of Lifelong Learning, Professional Competence Authority, authorized certification bodies, workers and employers’ organizations. EU Delegation to Turkey, United Nations agencies and other international and national organisations working on Syrian refugees in Turkey joint the workshop. All the participants to the workshop found the opportunity to discuss the issue of validation of non-formal and informal learning of Syrians now under temporary protection within the framework of Turkey national qualification system. Following this workshop, it was agreed that a one-day and a half conference would be held on the 20-21 of September in Adana. All in close co-operation with Turkish Authorities - Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, ISKUR, Turkey Vocational Qualification Authority - and other public/private institutions working on skills, EU, ETF, EBRD, ILO and World Bank. The aim is to present outcomes of some piloting and to further discuss how to boost the coordinated efforts for the integration of Syrian refugees and host community into the Turkey labour market.