EU Information Centres

The existing EU Information Network developed as a decentralized information network in 1996 by the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey in partnership with hosting partner organizations (e.g. chambers of commerce and industry).

It includes 20 information centres set up in Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, İstanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Mersin, Samsun, Sivas, Trabzon, Van, Edirne, Konya, Şanlıurfa and Kocaeli.

The tasks carried out by the EUICs include:

  • answering queries about the European Union and EU-Turkish ties.;
  • ensuring public to be able to access to various databases of the EU;
  • contributing to widen the network among EU information providers;
  • establishing and maintaining close relations with target groups;
  • serving as a reference point for the general public by advising on where and how to obtain further information from other more specialized sources;
  • organising seminars on EU - Turkey relations and on EU policies, attended by experts as speakers;
  • distributing to the relevant sections of the public the booklets and other written materials prepared by the EU and translated into Turkish by the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey
  • and organising cultural activities financed by the European Commission.

 

EUICs in operation include:

  • Ankara - TOBB - The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges in Turkey (28.01.2010)
  • Antalya - Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry(19.03.1998)
  • Bursa - Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( 22.5.1997)
  • Denizli - Denizli Chamber of Industry ( 7.3.1997)
  • Diyarbakır - Diyarbakır Chamber of Commerce and Industry (10.4.1996)
  • Edirne - Edirne Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Edirne Commodity Exchange (01.03.2006)
  • Erzurum - Erzurum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (07.07.2011)
  • Eskişehir - Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce (18.03.2010)
  • Gaziantep - Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (18.3.1996)
  • İstanbul - IKV - Economic Development Foundation (31.12.2015)
  • İzmir - ESIAD (Aegean Industrialists and Businessmen Association (19.9.1996)
  • Kayseri - Kayseri Chamber of Commerce ( 7.1.1997)
  • Kocaeli - Chamber of Industry (18.05.2011)
  • Konya - Konya Chamber of Commerce (23.09.2008)
  • Mersin - Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( 13.12.1996)
  • Samsun - Samsun Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( 13.11.1997)
  • Sivas - Sivas Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2011)
  • Şanlıurfa - Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (28.05.2009)
  • Trabzon - Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (6.11.1997)
  • Van - Van Chamber of Commerce and Industry (01.04.2005)