Summer Academy on Turkey and the EU’s New Borders, Kusadasi, 15-22 September 2011
The summer programme is part of a joint international project entitled “EU-Turkey: Challenges and Opportunities”, organized within the framework of the European Commission Programme “PRINCE 2009 - EU27: Support for Production and Dissemination of Audivisual Programmes and Awareness-Raising Events in the area of future enlargement of the European Union towards the Western Balkans and Turkey”. The Project partners are Gediz University-Izmir, the University of Amsterdam and Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena.
Entitled “Turkey and the EU’s New Borders”, the summer school to be held in Kusadasi-Turkey will have duration of one week and help disseminate academic knowledge about such themes as EU’s enlargement policy towards Turkey and the Western Balkans and Turkey’s EU accession and its implications. 25 students from the EU, the candidate states and Turkey will attend the summer school. 10 academicians from Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Gediz University, the University of Amsterdam and from selected Turkish and EU universities will take part in the event as speakers. European students in the summer school will have ample time to socialize and interact with their Turkish peers. In addition to the lectures, the summer academy includes cultural activities, visits and tours in Kusadasi and its surroundings.
Senior undergraduate students, MA students and beginning PhD students in the EU, candidate countries and Turkey in the fields of political science, international relations and European studies are invited to apply to the summer academy. Yet, other interested candidates could also apply to the summer programme.
The is a one-week programme from September 15 to September 22, 2011.
Turkey-EU Relations: A Historical Review, EU Neighbourhood Policy and the Role of Turkey, EU’s Transformative Power in the Western Balkans and Turkey, Euro-Turks: Turkish Migrants in the EU and their Role for Turkey’s European Integration, the EU after the Lisbon Treaty, Euroscepticism in the EU and Candidate Countries, State, Society and Politics in Turkey, the issue of European identity and the question of Turkish "affiliation", Turkish Foreign Policy in the 21st century.
All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Registration Fee and Grants
Thanks to the funding obtained from the European Commission, selected candidates will be provided full grants for participating in the Summer Academy. However, these students need to pay a registration fee of € 100. Full grant includes accommodation in the Hotel Adakule-Kusadasi on all-inclusive basis, round-trip airfare ticket to Turkey up to € 350 for students from the European countries outside of Turkey, transfers between Izmir Airport and the venue of the summer school, all the activities, visits, tours and transportation in the Summer Academy programme.
Applications should include a 500-word letter of motivation, a one-page CV, transcripts (for undergraduate students), Bachelor’s grade record (for Master students), or Master grade record (for PhD students) (all in PDF or Word format) and should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org Notification of acceptance will be made in mid-May 2011. Please note in the subject line of your e-mail “Turkey-EU Summer Academy”.
Deadline for Applications
April 30, 2011
Mrs. Betul Durmaz
Summer Academy on Turkey and the EU’s New Borders
Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey
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