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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.10 Promotion of entrepreneurship culture

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Special events and activities
  2. Networks and partnerships

Special events and activities

General aim of the Turkish Entrepreneurship Strategy and Action Plan (2015-2018) (Türkiye Girişmcilik Stratejisi ve Eylem Planı 2015-2018) is to generalize entrepreneurship culture in turkey, to develop a strong ecosystem and to improve entrepreneurship.

Aim of the topic Entrepreneurship culture policy in the Turkish Entrepreneurship Strategy and Action Plan (2015-2018) is to improve formal and non-formal education programs for entrepreneurship at any level of education through implementations concentrated on promotion and rewarding of entrepreneurial role models, to enhance quality of entrepreneurship trainings.

KOSGEB Applied Entrepreneurship Trainings are the trainings aimed at ensuring that successful businesses are established by introducing entrepreneurs business plan concept and generalization of entrepreneurship culture and which cover entrepreneurship qualities, development of business idea, business plan concept and components.

KOSGEB has developed a training of trainers program for academicians from various universities in Turkey and 200 academicians were provided with entrepreneurship training of trainers in order to generalize entrepreneurship culture in universities.

KOSGEB SME and Entrepreneurship Awards:

They are organized to introduce successful SMEs and entrepreneurs to the public, to show their contribution to national economy, to award the same to release their potentials. KOSGEB SME and Entrepreneurship Awards are given in three main and seven sub categories namely Successful SME of the Year Grand Award, Successful SMEs of the Year Awards and Successful Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

KOSGEB, in order to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, organizes domestic and foreign fairs and conducts project support program thematically for that subjects.

Networks and partnerships

Aim of the Law on Establishment, Coordination and Duties of Development Agencies is to improve cooperation between the private sector and non-governmental organizations, to ensure effective and proper use of resources by establishing Development Agencies throughout the country and to accelerate regional development in compliance with principles and policies foreseen in the national development plans and programs, to ensure sustainability, to reduce development difference among and within regions by mobilizing local potential.

Duties of the agencies cover improvement of cooperation between the public sector, private sector and non-governmental organizations, to support new entrepreneurs and small and medium sized business by ensuring cooperation with relevant establishments in terms of management, production, promotion, marketing, technology, financing, organization and labour force training in order to accomplish regional development objectives. Regarding such duties, the Development Agencies may partnership and cooperation of civil community, public and private sector by organizing entrepreneurship support programs for non-governmental organizations, public and private sector.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports organizes applied entrepreneurship trainings to young entrepreneurs wishing to establish their own businesses with the support of KOSGEB and participation of local non-governmental organizations and private sector through the Youth Centres established throughout the country.