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EU-Turkey Economic Relations: European sentiment in Turkey among opinion-shapers and youth leaders

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) in cooperation with Kadir Has University (Istanbul, Turkey)  and with the support of Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) Turkey, the Swedish Consulate in Istanbul and the Economic Development Foundation (IKV), organised a lecture entitled “EU-Turkey Economic Relations”, which took place on the 18th of February 2019 at Kadir Has University in Istanbul.

The event is part of a series of lectures organised in Turkey by ENC in cooperation with local academic institutions and is the 2nd phase of a project entitled Future values training: European sentiment in Turkey among opinion-shapers and youth leaders“. The project is rooted in the growing need to exchange ideas with Turkish public intellectuals, journalists, youth leaders and influential civil society members concerning Europe’s new ideas on societal development, private sector changes and the European Union’s (EU) global policy priorities and innovative strategies. The four young Turkish experts who visited Brussels for a week-long trainings and exchanges in December 2018 are delivering public lectures in Turkish in four academic institutions located in Istanbul, Ankara, Adana and Eskisehir in front of a large audience of young university students.

Prof. Dr. Mitat Celikpala, Dean of Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at Kadir Has University and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director with their opening remarks opened the floor for discussion. Prof. Dr. Haluk Kabaalioglu, Vice-chair at IKV, introduced the students to the lecture’s topic with his keynote presentation before giving the floor to Melis Bostanoglu, Junior Researcher at IKV who delivered the first lecture.

For the lecture summary of Ms. Bostanoglu in English check the link below:

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The second lecture is scheduled to take place at çukurova University in Adana on the 22nd of February 2019 focusing on Climate Change & Sustainability in Today’s Turkey”.