Faculty Member, PhD Özge Onursal Beşgül from BİLGİ Department of International Relations has been awarded with Jean Monnet Chair by the European Commission.

 

Member of BİLGİ Department of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and Vice-Director of European Institute, Faculty Member, PhD Özge Onursal Beşgül’s project titled ‘BILGINormsEU: JM Chair on Norms and Turkey-EU Relations’, an application to European Commission Erasmus+ Program Jean Monnet Chair, has been entitled to receive support for 36 months. 

Faculty Member, PhD, Özge Onursal Beşgül will carry out her duty as the President of Jean Monnet Chair, a post entrusted to those faculty members who have expertise in European Union (EU) studies within the framework of Erasmus+ program, between March 1, 2022-February 28, 2025.

The project aims to examine how different norms and policies are formed within European Union and how these norms and policies are reflected at national levels. As part of the project, three different courses will be conducted on international organizations, the EU, and norms in Jean Monnet Chair. At the same time, public webinars and podcasts will be organized. At the end of the project, all the materials of the project including the contents of the courses and their outputs will be shared with public on the webpage of the project. The goal of the project, which will specifically address young people who are relatively new to European studies, is to ensure the emergence of different public perspectives regarding Turkey-EU relations.

In the project, Prof. Ayhan Kaya from our University’s Department of International Relations and Prof. Ayşe Uyduranoğlu from Department of Economics will work as senior researchers. Faculty Member, PhD Mehmet Ali Tuğtan from Department of International Relations will work as expert and advisor and Faculty Member, PhD Büke Boşnak from Department of International Relations and doctoral candidate Veysi Kondu from Boğaziçi University’s Department of Political Science and International Relations will work as experts. Doctoral candidate Bahar Özay from Boğaziçi University’s Department of Political Science and International Relations and doctoral candidate Suna Gökçe Kızılkaya from İstanbul Bilgi University’s Political Science Program will work as researchers.