'Beating its own path – Turkey as an Independent Regional Power?'

Kadir Has University hosted the College of Europe (Natolin Campus), a post-graduate institute of European integration studies, for their study trip to Istanbul on 1 - 3 November 2012.  The topic for this year’s study trip was: “Beating its own path – Turkey as an Independent Regional Power?”

The College of Europe, which was founded in 1949 in Bruges (Belgium) under the initiative of the Hague Congress, is one the oldest educational institutions conducting one-year programs in postgraduate European studies.  On its campus in Natolin, the College offers an interdisciplinary Master’s programme in EU politics, law, economics and international relations and at the same time strongly emphasizes in its curriculum the relations of the EU with its immediate neighbours in the East, South and South-East. This is why, each year, the Natolin Campus offers its 120 students from 40 different countries and faculty members the opportunity to discover one of the EU’s most important partner countries, Turkey.

The College of Europe’s principal aim through these study trips is to enable its students to understand – through meetings with Turkish academics, journalists, students and representatives of the authorities and of civil society groups – Turkish politics, society and culture.

For further information about the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe please visit http://www.coleurope.eu/website/about-college/campuses/natolin-warsaw-poland.