Consultation Meetings on Internal Security Training Systems have started
The first one of the five Consultation Meetings to be organized with a view to discussion of the findings obtained as a result of the Needs Analysis of Training System that was conducted under the Project was held in Ankara on the 7th and 8th of June. Representatives of the Ministry of Interior, General Command of Gendarmerie, Command of Coast Guard, Turkish National Police as well as Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Academy attended the two-day event hosted by Mr. Gazi Levent KURTOĞLU, the Head of Department of Smuggling, Intelligence, Operation and Information Collection (SIOIC) of the Ministry of Interior.
Consultation Meetings aim at raising awareness concerning the concept of civilian and democratic oversight in line with the EU standards, sharing and discussing the draft report of training needs analysis, analysing the existing curricula and education and training system of the Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Academy (GCGA) under civilian and democratic oversight and receiving opinions of participants on curriculum development.
In the first day of the event, which started with opening statements, participants listened to the presentations delivered by the representative of GCGA Colonel Erdem Özgür on the Training Management System of GCGA, by the UNDP Expert Mathieu Zagrodski on “Civilian and Democratic Oversight of Law Enforcement” and by the UNDP Expert Steve Periton on “Civilian Oversight as a means for Trust Building and Credibility”. In the afternoon session, group works were conducted for improvement of the existing curriculum.
The second day of the Workshop started with the opening remarks of the UNDP Expert Ms. Serra Titiz. Then, the UNDP Expert Orhan Gerdan delivered a presentation on Main Outputs of Training Needs Analysis: Human Rights while Tuğçe Duygu Köksal made a presentation on “Crime Prevention from the Perspective of Human Rights”. Breakout sessions were conducted on development and improvement of the existing curriculum of GCGA with a perspective of civilian and democratic oversight and the results of the breakout sessions were discussed in the plenary.