Afyonkarahisar Provincial National Education Directorate - Turkey - 


Afyonkarahisar Provincial National Education Directorate is a public institution which arranges all educational activities and supervises them all around the province. 135 personnel, 13 of whom are administrators, are working in the institution in total. 7929 teachers are working in 927 schools and organizations under our Directorate in the province. 140.690 students are studying in these schools. Our institution is responsible for pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational and non-formal education in local scope. Also, the Directorate organizes social, cultural and sports courses and activities for students and the young. Besides, preparing educational development plans and programs, forming future missions and

visions according to the related regulations and basic principles, determining strategic aims and goals to be evaluated, measuring the performances of teachers and students, monitoring and evaluating this process, and preparing strategic plan by using participative methods are among the major missions of the Directorate.The Directorate has 16 departments and one of these is Afyonkarahisar Counselling and Research Center.In Counselling and Research Center, protective mental health services, personality services and psychological counselling are provided. With the similar aim, it coordinates and applies the psychological guidance and counselling services at schools. It examines and diagnoses the individuals in need of special education and provides them the most suitable educational environment.

As Afyonkarahisar Provincial National Education Directorate, we have participated in several EU projects under Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth Programmes. Some of them are as follows;

  • Grundtvig Learning Partnership Project: Sharing Cultural Enrichment Through Art (ARTSCETRA), 2006-2008
  • Study Visit - European Dimension in Education, 2008 (as Host Organization)
  • Study Visit - How to Benefit from ICT in Learning and Teaching, 2010 (as Host Organization)
  • Grundtvig Workshop - Dance of Colors with Water, 2010 (as Host Organization)
  • Comenius Regio Partnership Project: Live, Feel, Teach, Social Bridges of Education (LiFeTea), 2009-2011 (
  • European Voluntary Service (Two volunteers have been sent to Germany in 2009 and 2010)
  • LDV Mobility VETPRO - ICAVE- Creating European Union Awareness in Developing the Managerial Skills of Vocational Education 2011
  • Grundtvig Learning Partnership - CRISTAL: Common References in Sustainable Training in Adult Learning 2011
  • Comenius Regio Partnership Project – Catch Your Dreams 2012