EU regrets Turkey’s unilateral decision to cancel Jean Monnet for ‘16-17
BRUSSELS/ANKARAThe European Union has expressed “regret” over Turkish authorities’ decision to cancel the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme (JMSP) for the 2016-17academic year, underlining that the decision by the Turkish authorities was made without their involvement.
“The EU regrets to have learned about the cancellation of the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme [JMSP] for the academic year 2016-17 by the Turkish authorities,” said a statement released by the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey on Aug. 9.
“The decision to cancel this programme was taken by the Turkish authorities without the involvement of the EU,” noted the brief statement by the delegation.
The cancelation was published on the websites of the Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU) and the JMSP after 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 4.
In the line with the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA), the CFCU, a unit within the Undersecretariat of the Treasury of Turkey, takes the responsibility for the overall budgeting, tendering, contracting, payments, accounting and financial reporting aspects of all procurement in the context of EU-funded programs in Turkey.
Within the framework of the “European Union Funding Program,” the IPA offers support for the projects developed at central, regional and local levels to encourage the participation of non-governmental organizations in the countries engaged in the accession process. The IPA is the financial instrument for the EU pre-accession process.
The cancellation notices may be reached through the following link: