Mentor – Shadowing and Exchange Program
What is Mentor?
Mentor is an experience sharing and exchange program established by the Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU) for improving the inter-municipal cooperation, capacities of the municipalities as well as the competencies of the municipal employees. Under the program, municipalities that offer and require expertise are matched and brought together via online or face-to-face meetings. The program covers expertise in all areas relevant to municipalities such as planning, environment, transportation and mobility, migration, disaster management, finance, human resources, projects, and the localization of Sustainable Development Goals. While municipality matching is generally made within the Marmara Region, it is also provided on both national and international level if the demand or the need arises.
How to offer expertise?
Municipal employees who are specialized in their fields and want to provide their expertise to other municipalities can apply to the program by filling out the relevant form and join the expert pool.
How to apply for expertise support?
Municipal employees who require/request expertise support can fill out the relevant form and specify the area which they require expertise on.
How does the Mentor process work?
Municipalities that offer and require expertise are matched and brought together via online or face-to-face meetings under the coordination and facilitation of MMU. If needed, municipalities may also request staff exchange for a period under the program.