Two collaboration protocols were signed by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) and the Tatlisu Municipality. One of the protocols signed is a Cittaslow Consultancy and Reporting Service protocol and the other is a Collaboration protocol. Both protocols were signed on the 21st of December 2016 at the EMU Rector’s Office by EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and Tatlisu Mayor Ahmet Hayri Orcan at 10:00.
Prof. Dr. Osam noted that EMU is a university that values community, underlining the fact that it continues its social responsibility projects in the context of consultancy. Prof. Dr. Osam also added to his words that EMU is providing consultancy for 2 out of the 3 municipalities at the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) that are members of Cittaslow. Prof. Dr. Osam provided a reminder that the university is currently providing consultancy for Gecitkale Municipality that is in the process of the Cittaslow membership application process concluding by expressing his belief that the protocol signed with the Tatlisu Municipality will yield successful outcomes.
Tatlisu Mayor Orcan stated that eco tourism and Cittaslow or Slow Food movement understanding is becoming more prevalent in the TRNC with each passing day. Noting that EMU is contributing to society by being aware of its social responsibility, Orcan said that he is very happy to be in collaboration with EMU. Calling EMU an educational locomotive, Orcan stated that working with the TRNC’s best institution of higher education is a big honor for them. Orcan concluded by relaying his belief that the collaboration will end in success.
Present at the signature ceremony were EMU Vice Rectors Prof. Dr. Ozgur Eren and Prof. Dr. M. Yasar Ozden, Dean of the Architecture Faculty Dr. Ozgur Dincyurek, Interior Architecture Department Chair Prof. Dr. Ugur Ulas Dagli, Architecture Faculty academic staff and Municipality personnel.
Source: Eastern Mediterranean University