"EU-funded Projects Exhibition" took place in Denizli with dozens of local actors

"EU-funded Projects Exhibition" took place in Denizli with dozens of local actors

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:31

The Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey Ambassador Christian Berger inaugurated the EU Projects Exhibition in Denizli last month together with Denizli Governor Hasan Karahan. The event demonstrated local authorities' strong ownership to improve Turkey-EU relations. 

 Ambassador Berger was invited to Denizli by the Governorate Office. The EU Delegation was welcomed by a large number of beneficiaries at the exhibition, including local authorities, civil society organizations, business and trade representatives, schools, teachers, university students as well as local people. During the official opening of the "EU Projects Exhibition" hosted by Denizli Governorate, Ambassador Berger said that this was "a remarkable event demonstrating the significance of local ownership of the EU-Turkey relations by the local authorities and the people of Denizli" and thanked the governorate and all local participants for their great enthusiasm and willingness to create synergy for further development of relations between the EU and Turkey.

Ambassador Berger also made a courtesy visit to Mayor Osman Zolan and exchanged views on EU projects. Underlining the success of Denizli in industry, health, tourism and archaeology, Ambassdor Berger also announced that a project enhancing the competitiveness of the textile industry in Denizli would be funded by the EU soon.

During his visit to Atatürk Vocational High School Ambassador Berger was warmly welcomed by hundreds of high schools students. In his visit to Atatürk Vocational High School Ambassador Berger symbolically rang the first school bell together with the Governor and launched the school year.  He spoke to the students and wished them a very successful education year. Ambassador Berger noted that vocational education is supported by the EU in Turkey and underlined its importance of the economy.