EU-Turkey High Level

Business Dialogue



Details of EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue

About TEBD

Chambers both in Turkey and in the European Union (EU) have an important role to play in fostering economic cooperation and Turkey’s EU accession process. The EU funded Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) Project is based on the long-term partnership of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES) and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) as the “voices of the business community” considering their strategic priorities and their members of business communities both in the EU and Turkey. The TEBD project is implemented by EUROCHAMBRES in close cooperation with TOBB, which is the End Beneficiary Institution and is co-funded by the European Union under its IPA II programme with Turkey.    

The TEBD Project brings the Turkish Chambers of Commerce, Industry, and Commodity Exchanges, and their EU counterparts closer trough establishing grant partnerships and implementing a range of activities, providing the Chambers and Commodity Exchanges opportunities to exchange views and practices and to improve business dialogue. The TEBD Project promotes the integration of the European Union and Turkish business communities and ensures greater awareness of business opportunities and challenges of Turkey’s potential future accession to the EU and the modernization of the Customs Union between Turkey and the EU.    

During the implementation of the TEBD Project, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and Commodity Exchanges from both Turkey and the EU are engaging in Policy and Business Dialogues, Capacity Building, and Chamber Partnerships.


About EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue

EU-TURKEY HIGH LEVEL BUSINESS DIALOGUE (HLBD) will be organised on 4-5 October 2022. The event is organized in the framework of the “Turkey-EU Business Dialogue (TEBD) Project” which, is co-financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey and is being implemented by the Association of European Chambers of Commerce of Commerce and Industry (Eurochambres) in close cooperation with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).   

The EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue aims to provide a platform which brings business circles together, to discuss aspects related to the business environment, and to improve economic interaction and cooperation between both sides.

This year's High Level Business Dialogue will offer the opportunity for a substantial bilateral EU-Turkey economic and trade debate which should result in an important understanding of each other’s economic and trade situation and policies.   

The EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue will hold a closed Plenary Session on the 4th October at the European Commission’s premises in Brussels with the participation of Ministers, Ambassadors, Senior Officials and Business Leaders from both Turkey and the EU, and will continue online on the 5th October with the following engaging and interactive thematic sessions opened to the general public:


- Adapting to the Digital Trade Era: Challenges and Opportunities for EU-Turkey Trade Relations

- Turkey-EU Cooperation for Energy Security and Sustainability 


Turkish and English Simultaneous translation will be provided during the event.

Visit www.tebd.eu to find out more about the project and activities.

About the Previous EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue (2019 & 2021) 

The first EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue, in the framework of the TEBD project, was organised as part of the EU-Turkey High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) in Istanbul, Turkey on 27 February 2019.          

This “EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue” served as a preparation for the High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED), organized on 28 February 2019, and hosted by H.E. Minister Albayrak and Vice-President Katainen of the European Commission.

The main objective was to discuss among private sector representatives from EU and Turkey, regarding challenges and opportunities, and to make recommendations towards improving EU-Turkey relations from an economic perspective. 

The main topics discussed were as follows:

• Business and Investment Environment

• Skills, Vocational Education

• Service Industry

• Logistics and Connectivity


High Level Business Dialogue 2021

Within the scope of the TEBD Policy Dialogue activities, the EU-TURKEY HIGH LEVEL BUSINESS DIALOGUE (HLBD) was held online on 10-11 March 2021 by the TEBD Project.     

The EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue brought private sector organisations in Turkey and the EU, Turkish public bodies, and EU institutions together. This event gave room for discussions on challenges and opportunities in the view of the EU Green Deal as well as the draft of recommendations from the business community towards policy-makers, with the aim of improving EU-Turkey relations and economic cooperation, and thereby contributing to the further development of the Customs Union and to moving forward Turkey’s EU accession process.    

The main topics discussed were as follows:

• EU-Turkey Economic and Trade Relations and Common Challenges in the view of EU Green Deal

• Skills for EU Green Transition

• Recovery, Investment and Sustainable Finance

• Circular Economy


Meet our professionals

  10:00-12:00 CET
Welcome remarks


  13:00-14:30 CET
Plenary Session of the EU-Turkey Business Dialogue: ”How can EU-Turkey Economic and Trade Relations be improved, taking into account the Changing Geopolitical Environment, Global Value Chains and the EU Green Deal?"


  10:00-10:15 CET
Welcome Remarks & Briefing on the discussion of the Plenary Session


  10:15-11:45 CET
Panel Session 1: Digital Trade


  14:00-15:30 CET
Panel Session 2: International Energy Partnership


EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue

EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue Event Programme


  • tebd@eurochambres.eu
  • + 32 2 282 08 76
  • + 32 2 282 08 50
  • 09:00 - 17:00 CET
  • https://tebd.eu/