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Factors limiting the effectiveness of EU grant projects: a case study of the ISEDP projects in Ankara

Yıldırım, Ümit
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the effectiveness of EU funded ISEDP (Improving Social Integration and Employability of Disadvantaged Persons) grant scheme programs based in Ankara. Another subject of this work is also to examine the effectiveness of ISEDP grant schemes on the related policies’ improvement. Additionally, this thesis aims to understand what the fundamental reasons behind each projects’ outcome deviations are. Within the frame of development theory, the thesis analyzes the mentality behind worldwide external aids and EU Financial Assistance applications and interprets the results acquired due to these financial assistances. The effectiveness of these applied projects is measured with regard to the indicator of employability. The deficiencies stemming from projects implementations are held within the scope of field study findings and due to these detections, some implementation and policy recommendations are suggested in order to implement more effective projects. Via this thesis, it has been seen that EU funded grant project applications are sufficiently successful and under the light of field realities, the fundamental problems, which are supposed to be sorted out, are touched on by suggesting logical solution offers.