Civil Society in EU-Turkey Relations

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University and the Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey (CSR Turkey) are happy to announce the launch a new initiative in the form of a discussion series under the general heading of “Civil Society in EU-Turkey Relations”.

The partners plan to hold at least five panel discussions, over the course of the 2017/2018 Academic Year, on different themes such as the Role of Entrepreneurs; the Role of NGOs; the Role of Business; the Role of the Media; and the Role of Academia where experts will debate how civil society across the aforementioned sectors has and can play a role in maintaining the relevance of relations between Turkey and the European Union.

The idea is to explore how, beneath the veneer of stalled or problematic political ties between the two sides, the web of ties and exchanges at civil society level have sustained and keep nourishing the relationship by focusing on the potential for joint action.

Schedule of Panel Discussions.

18 October 2017        The Role of Entrepreneurs

February 2018            The Role of NGOs

March 2018                The Role of Business

April 2018                  The Role of the Media

May 2018                   The Role of Academia

All sessions will be held at Kadir Has University. More Information will be provided as the schedule and the names of speakers is finalized.