Conference on EU-Turkey Relations

22 September 2017, 10:00-17:15

Istanbul Bilgi University

E3-101 santralistanbul Campus


European Institute Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of Istanbul Bilgi University in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, TÜSES, KÜYEREL, Science Academy, Turkey and SODEV have organized an International Conference on “EU-Turkey Relations” at the santralistanbul campus on 22 September 2017

Enclosed you will find the Program.


10.00 – 10.30

Registration and Coffee

10.30 – 10.45

Opening Speeches

Prof. Dr. Ege Yazgan, Acting Rector, İstanbul Bilgi University

Daniela Kuzu, Deputy Representative, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

10.45 – 12.15

Economics Session

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Cem Başlevent

Prof. Dr. Şevket Pamuk: EU and Turkey’s Economic Development

Prof. Dr. Refet Gürkaynak: EU as a Carrot and Anchor for Economic Policymaking in Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lars Nilsson: Extending and Deepening EU Trade Relations:  An Overview of Current Issues and Future Challenges

12.15 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.00

Politics Session

Session Chair: Assoc. Prof. Emre Erdoğan

Prof. Dr. İlter Turan: Parliamentary Democracy and Governance in the EU

Prof. Dr. Ayhan Kaya: Populism, Migration and Islam in the EU

Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Monceau: Democratic Responsiveness of the EU

15.00 – 15.30


15.30 – 17.00

Security Session

Session Chair: Assoc. Prof. Erhan Doğan

Prof. Dr. Gencer Özcan: EU, Turkey and the Middle East

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Somer: EU, Turkey and the Kurdish Question

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raffaele Marchetti: Transnational Risks and Opportunities in the EU-Turkey Relationship

17.00 – 17.15

Closing Remarks