Provincial planning meetings and trainings on child labour monitoring mechanism took place in Ordu, Düzce, Sakarya and Şanlıurfa within the context of the Project “An Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey”* implemented jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
Representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS), the Ministry of National Education (MoNE), the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Turkey and local stakeholders participated in the provincial planning meetings. Activities to be carried out at provincial level within the framework of the “National Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (2017-2023)”, the Prime Ministry Circular on “Seasonal Agricultural Workers” and the MoNE Circular on “Access to Education of Children of Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Nomadic or Semi-Nomadic People” were discussed.
Members of Province and District Teams for Monitoring the Children of Seasonal Agricultural Workers were informed on the relation between child labour and education, child labour monitoring activities and the implementation of MoNE Circular on “Access to Education of Children of Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Nomadic or Semi-Nomadic People” in child labour monitoring trainings.
* The project was launched in 2012 by the ILO and Ministry of Labour and Social Security to eliminate worst forms of child labour in seasonal hazelnut harvesting. The project took start in Eastern Black Sea region province Ordu, and following the successful completion of its first phase its scope was enlarged so as to cover Düzce and Sakarya provinces in Western Black Sea Region and also the south-eastern province of Şanlıurfa where there is seasonal outmigration for agricultural works. The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the elimination of worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture in line with the framework laid down in Government’s National Employment Strategy (2014-2023). It includes the removal of children from worst forms of child labour, building local capacity to prevent the labour force participation of children under this risk, and raising the level of awareness on the issue.