Partner from Turkey – Konya Provincial Directorate of Education is a state institution in charge with the planning and coordination of all kinds of educational and training activities in pre-school, primary, secondary and adult education in Konya Province. Konya Province has 31 districts with 1703 schools, 450.000 students and 24.614 teachers in total. Konya Il MEM is an umbrella organisation for all these. There are 23 sub-departments in the directorate and three of them will take part active role in this project. These are EU Projects Coordination, ICT & Educational Technologies and Teacher Training Departments. Diirectorate was awarded to TSE ISO 9001-2000 Quality Menagement Certification in 2007 in scope of Total Quality Management Approach carried out by The Ministry Of National Education.
Konya Provincial Directorate of Education aims to ensure boosting of efficiency of schools under its responsibility by following modern innovations and advances. It also struggles to develop education-teaching process by carrying out researches, implementing laws and other regulations. The directorate holds a variety of in-service training courses for the teachers in order both to enhance the quality of the education in the city and to ensure that students are trained by the teachers who follow modern education-teaching mothods very closely as the shapers of the new generations. Staff working at three different departments will collaborate for the implementation process of this project. These are projects coordination unit, ICT&Technologies and teacher training departments. Projects Coordination Unit has realised 34 projects since 2006