International Simulation Exercise Completed

On June 15 and 16, 2017, as an integral part of the study trip week in Brussels, the INSITER students participated in an international simulation exercise with students from Cologne, Paris and Prague. The overarching idea of the exercise was to discuss different forms of partnership between the EU and third states in the form of a two day Moot Court of the European Court of Justice that focused on Alternative Partnership Agreements.

Students had started to prepare for the simulation exercise in April already in interdisciplinary and international teams in order to defend their position at the Moot Court. The best teams received an award for their performance.

The final judgement of the simulation exercise’s judges can be found here.

INSITER Seminar Concluded

On May 24, 2017, the last session of the INSITER seminar “Contemporary EU-Turkey Relations” took place. The course was added to the Turkish-German University’s MA programme “European and International Affairs” as a new teaching offer (seminar code ‘AVU114’) in the framework of the INSITER project; classes had started on February 15. The seminar was conducted by the INSITER co-coordinators Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Turhan and Asst. Prof. Dr. Wulf Reiners and will be concluded with the submission of the students’ seminar papers by May 28.

INSITER Roundtable No. 1

On May 25, 2017, INSITER together with the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) organises the INSITER-IPC Roundtable “A new neighbourhood for everyone? Trends of transition in Turkey, the EU and the wider region“.

The roundtable takes place at 2 pm in the premises of the IPC in Karaköy and brings together academics, students and civil society representatives from Germany and Turkey.

The event serves the purpose to approach Turkey-EU relations in a comparative way, focusing on the current internal dynamics and external orientations of Turkey and the EU and tackling the issue of Turkey’s foreign policy and external action of the EU in the wider neighbourhood. It will pay special attention to most recent developments, for instance the Turkish-European cooperation to respond to the refugee crisis, the institutional evolution of the EU, post-Arab Spring dynamics and the political landscape.

The roundtable is convened by the INSITER Coordinators Ebru Turhan (Chair) and Wulf Reiners (Discussant) in cooperation with Senem Aydın-Düzgit (IPC/Sabancı University). Speakers include:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Senem Aydın-Düzgit (IPC/Sabanci University)
Prof. Dr. Atila Eralp (METU University)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels (CETEUS, University of Cologne / TDU)
Prof. Dr. Dimitris Tsarouhas (Bilkent University)

The event is designed for a limited number of participants including the students of the Master programme “European and International Affairs” of the Turkish-German University. It is open to external participants only upon invitation. For further information please contact the INSITER coordinator Ebru Turhan.

INSITER Seminar Started

On February 15, 2017, the first session of the INSITER seminar “Contemporary EU-Turkey Relations” took place. The course was added to the Turkish-German University’s MA programme “European and International Affairs” as a new teaching offer (seminar code ‘AVU114’) in the framework of the INSITER project. The seminar is conducted by the INSITER co-coordinators Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Turhan and Asst. Prof. Dr. Wulf Reiners and will take place every Wednesday afternoon. The full seminar syllabus can be found here.