2022 – 2023 Academic Year Scholars Met at Pre-Departure Information Meetings

Awardees of the Jean Monnet Scholarships for the 2022-2023 Academic Year were announced on 6 June 2022. Within the scope of the programme, approximately 160 scholarship holders are provided with the opportunity to conduct graduate studies and research in Europe’s most prestigious educational institutions with a budget of 6 million euro.

The Pre-Departure Information Meetings, which were held to explain the scholarship processes and responsibilities of the scholars, were held in Ankara on 13 June 2022 and in Istanbul on 15 June 2022.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs, Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı attended the Pre-Departure Information Meeting held in Ankara and made the opening speech. In his evaluation of the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs, Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı said, “I sincerely congratulate all our scholars who have been awarded a Jean Monnet Scholarship after a long and difficult evaluation process. They have now the opportunity to pursue graduate and research programmes in other European countries. In addition to contributing to our EU process with their academic studies, they will also contribute to shaping the future of Europe as our country’s Eurocrats.”

Deputy Head of Economic and Social Development Department, Mr. Laurent Guirkinger from the Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye, and Deputy Head of Central Finance and Contracts Unit of the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Mr. Barbaros Murat Köse also attended the event in Ankara.

The meeting held in Istanbul on 15 June 2022 started with the speech of A. Hakan Atik, Head of Project Implementation Department of the Directorate for EU Affairs. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı joined the meeting online and addressed the Jean Monnet scholars in Istanbul.

In the meetings, detailed information about the programme approval, contracting and monitoring processes was provided by the Directorate for EU Affairs and the Central Finance and Contracts Unit experts, and the questions of the scholars were answered.

The programme ended after the experience sharing panel where Jean Monnet Alumni shared their experiences and suggestions with new scholars on various subjects such as education, social life, accommodation and transportation in the countries where they completed their studies.