Izmir – a perfect place for introduction

Izmir a city in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey, was the place where our first transnational meeting happened. It was a great place to get to known all new colleagues from 7 European organizations that will be cooperating in next two years.

The meeting was held on 19th and 20th November 2014. Partners were preparing to conduct research on the impact of Digital Agenda (the first of seven flagships initiatives under Europe 2020, the EU's strategy to deliver smart sustainable and inclusive growth) in Cyprus, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey, with special emphasis on youth unemployment. The research will include young people, decision-makers and employers in all the countries from which partners come, and will be conducted through surveys and focus groups. Based on the research results, which are expected by May 2015, the partners will develop guidelines for decision-makers in the ICT field at national and European level.