Final Event of the Marie Curie Project on “The Europeanisation of the Organisations in the Prospect of the European Integration (EUROCS)”


The final event of the Marie Curie Fellow Dr.Cristiano Bee’s  – “The Europeanisation of the Organisations in the Prospect of the European Integration (EUROCS)” Project was held on 24th March 2017 on santralistanbul Campus.

This event focused on the launch of a new publication: Special section: “Determinants of young people's civic and political participation in Turkey”; SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN AND BLACK SEA STUDIES VOL 1, N. 17, 2017, edited by Cristiano Bee and Ayhan Kaya

The following speakers participated at the roundtable:

  • Introduction - Prof. Dr. Yeşim Atamer, İstanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law, Director of European Institute
  • Understanding Young Citizens’ Political Participation in Turkey: Does ‘Being Young’ Matter? - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar Uyan Semerci, İstanbul Bilgi University, Head of Department of International Relations
  • The Political Psychology of Participation in Turkey: Civic Engagement, Basic Values, Political Sophistication and the Young - Stavroula Chrona, University of Surrey
  • Youth and Active Citizenship in Turkey: Engagement, Participation and Emancipation - Dr. Cristiano Bee, İstanbul Bilgi University, European Institute, Marie Curie Fellow

Short description

This roundtable presented some of the papers of a recently published special section edited by Dr. Cristiano Bee and Prof. Ayhan Kaya in the Journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. The special section provides a timely reflection on current debates that are of extreme relevance in order to gain a better understanding of the concepts of citizenship and active citizenship in Turkey, by looking at the determinants of civic and political participation, at the patterns of political and civic mobilisation and at the orientations of political behaviour. Its originality stands on the specific focus on young people in comparison to other age groups. The different papers remark upon the importance that the reframing of the notions of citizenship and active citizenship have in the Turkish context along with the determinants that make this remark more relevant than ever.