Dear Friends,

We would like to welcome you all to the 12th Newsletter of the European Institute of İstanbul Bilgi University. This issue contains information on the Institute’s activities, publications, conferences, workshops, graduate programs, research, social outreach projects and opinions of our staff and interns.

The Newsletter starts with the depiction of our ongoing projects and activities carried out in 2019 by the members of the European Institute. The first part mainly includes information about the new ERC Advanced Grant Research, and it uncovers the content of the research on youth radicalization in Europe. The Newsletter then continues to give detailed coverage of the other Horizon 2020 projects and Jean Monnet projects conducted by the members of the European Institute. You will also find information on the new DAAD fellow, Dr. Deniz Güneş Yardımcı, who recently joined the Institute. The Newsletter also covers some news regarding the Academic Network for European Studies in Turkey (A-NEST), the Secretariat of which will be held by the Institute for the next two years.

The second part of the Newsletter has news about the A-NEST Conference to be held at Istanbul Bilgi University in April 2020, conferences, roundtables, workshops, publications, Jean Monnet activities, our students as well as short news about the Institute.

On this occasion, we would like to express our appreciation to the Rectorate and the Board of Trustees of İstanbul Bilgi University for their constant endorsement of the Institute. But most importantly, we would like to express our gratefulness to you all for your interest in the European Institute. We wish you all a pleasant academic year…



Prof. Ayhan Kaya                                                                                                            Dr. Özge Onursal-Beşgül

Director, European Institute                                                                                     Vice-Director, European Institute