Conference Report in DAAD Newsletter

On July 6, 2017 the German Academic Exchange Service in Turkey (DAAD Türkiye) has published the second issue 2017 of its widely-distributed newsletter. Given the close links between the Turkish-German University and the DAAD, the issue also features a conference report (in German language) by the INSITER Co-Coordinator Asst. Prof. Dr. Wulf Reiners on the INSITER conference “New Political Challenges for Germany, Turkey and the EU” that took place on May 26, 2017 in Istanbul. The INSITER team welcomes the appearance, which is in line with the project’s dissemination strategy to reach out to the wider public through established communication channels. A download of the complete newsletter (PDF) is available here.

Best Student Research Papers on INSITER Website

INSITER is proud to publish the best student research papers written for the four lectures/seminars that are components of the INSITER project. The following papers have been chosen as the best ones to be published given their overall academic quality and the grades the students receveived for them:

AVU 114, Abdoul Yoro Diallo, “European External Action Service”, read here.

AVU 101, Canan Uzuntaş, “The Impact of Brexit (together with other factors) on the EU-Turkey Relationship”, read here.

AVU 107, Canan Uzuntaş, “Alternative EU Membership Models and Their Suitability for the UK and Turkey”, read here.

AVU 106, Batuhan Çelebi, “Review of the Book: Economic Sanctions and Presidential Decisions- Models of Political Rationality – Author: A. Coper Drury”, read here.

INSITER Coordinator at TRIANGLE Workshop

On June 8, 2017, INSITER Co-Coordinator Ebru Turhan participated in the TRIANGLE Workshop of CETEUS at the University of Cologne titled “Narratives and Perceptions on EU-Turkey Relations – A Differentiated Future?”. Turhan held a talk on “Opportunities and Challenges for Extended External and Internal Differentiated Integration between Turkey and the EU.” The workshop included other speakers such as Wolf-Ruthart Born, former Secretary of State, Bianca Benvenuti, IAI, Aras Lindh, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Funda Tekin, CETEUS and Dicle Korkmaz, METU.

INSITER Co-Coordinator at the 31st IISES International Academic Conference in London

From May 29 to 31, 2017, INSITER Co-Coordinator Ebru Turhan participated in the 31st IISES International Academic Conference in London. Turhan presented a conference paper titled “Domestication of Germany’s European Policy and German Leadership in the EU: The Cases of Eurozone Crisis and Refugee Crisis.”  Research for the conference contribution was  conducted in the framework of the INSITER project. The paper that was published within the framework of the conference proceedings can be found here.

INSITER Co-Coordinators at ARENA / COMOS / CETEUS Conference in Oslo

On May 18 and 19, 2017, the INSITER co-coordinators participated in a joint conference of the Centre for European Studies (ARENA) of the University of Oslo, the Cologne Monnet Association (COMOS) and the Centre for Turkey and EU Studies (CETEUS) of the University of Cologne that took place in Oslo, Norway.

Under the conference title “Towards a differentiated Europe” the event dealt with recent developments inside the EU, joint challenges for the EU and Norway as well as the future ties of the EU to non-member states, particularly Norway, the UK and Turkey. In this context Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Turhan and Asst. Prof. Dr Wulf Reiners contributed to the panel on “Alternative Forms of Partnership of and with the EU” and presented the INSITER project.

INSITER Co-Coordinator at EUSA Conference in Miami

From May 4 to 6, 2017, INSITER Co-Coordinator Wulf Reiners participated in the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) in Miami, FL. Together with Dr. Funda Tekin (CETEUS, University of Cologne) he presented a conference paper on Germany’s role in EU-Turkey relations since the 2015 refugee crisis. Research for the conference contribution was inter alia conducted in the framework of the INSITER project. The full programme of the EUSA conference 2017 can be found here.

Article on INSITER in DAAD Newsletter

On February 2, 2017 the German Academic Exchange Service in Turkey (DAAD Türkiye) has published the first issue 2017 of its widely-distributed newsletter. Against the background of the close links between the Turkish-German University and the DAAD, the issue also features a one-page article on INSITER (in German language). The INSITER team welcomes the appearance, which is in line with the project’s dissemination strategy to reach out to the wider public through established communication channels. A download of the complete newsletter (PDF) is available here.

Release of the INSITER Brochure

INSITER proudly announces the publication of its information brochure. The brochure constitutes the basic offline-tool to advertise the Jean Monnet Module and to inform both academics and students about the project’s aims, activities and project leaders. The information leaflet will be published with a first print run of 1.000 copies to be distributed soon at the Turkish-German University as well as at partner universities in Turkey and EU countries.

On this occasion the INSITER team would like to thank Sedef Aydoğan, research assistant at the Turkish-German University, for the fantastic design of the brochure (and her incredible patience with us). Çok teşekkürler!

INSITER Coordinators at SUMMIT Conference in Berlin

On January 16 and 17, 2017, the coordinators of INSITER, Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Turhan and Asst. Prof. Dr. Wulf Reiners, participated in the  conference of the Jean Monnet Project ‘SUMMIT’ in Berlin, Germany. The conference gathered leading EU-practitioners and academics, practitioners  producing study material, students and an interested public. More information and can be found here.

Launch of the INSITER Domain

On December 20, 2016 the first fully revised version of the INSITER webpage has been launched under the domain www.insiter.tau.edu.tr. It is home to information and up-to-date news on the Jean Monnet Module and is meant to be a major communication hub for the dissemination of project activities and results.