The pre-departure seminars for the 2014-2015 academic year Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme were held both in Ankara and İstanbul. The first seminar was held on August 20, 2014 at Ankara Plaza Hotel to which approximately 100 scholars attended. Bülent Özcan, the Director of Project Implementation of Ministry for EU Affairs, addressed the welcome speech. The scholars were technically informed regarding the contracting process and their questions were answered by the project coordinators of Ministry for EU Affairs and the experts of Technical Assistance Team. Some of the former scholars of the Programme were invited to the event in order to share their experiences with 2014 – 2015 academic year scholars.
The second pre-departure seminar was held at The Green Park Hotel İstanbul on August 21, 2014. Approximately 50 scholars attended the event in İstanbul.