INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan was invited to Izmir University of Economics by Jean Monnet Professor Alexander Bürgin to hold a Jean Monnet Seminar. On 12 December 2017 Turhan gave a talk in Izmir on “Possibilities and Limitations of Differentiated Integration between Turkey and the EU.” More than 50 students and academics participated in the Jean Monnet Seminar at the Izmir University of Economics. The 1-hour presentation of Turhan was followed by a lively and interactive Q&A session.
INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan participated between 27-29 November 2017 in the 6th MIRDEC Conference (Global Meeting of Social Science Community) in Lisbon and presented her paper titled “External Differentiated Integration with the EU: Causes, Policy Areas and Future Outlook” at the conference.
In coordination with the Middle East Technical University (METU) and the TRIANGLE Project of the Center for Turkey and EU Studies (CETEUS) , INSITER organized INSITER-METU-TRIANGLE Roundtable titled “Germany and Turkey in Europe: Possibilities and Limitations of Cooperation and Conflict “ on November 13, 2017 in the premises of the METU in Ankara.
The Roundtable was chaired by Prof. Dr. Atila Eralp (METU / Turkish-German University and Istanbul Policy Center) and included contributions from Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özgehan Şenyuva (METU); Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitris Tsarouhas (Bilkent University); Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Turhan (Turkish-German University / INSITER Coordinator) as panelists. Approximately 40 students and academics from METU, Bilken University and Turkish-German University participated in the roundtable.
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On November 13, 2017, INSITER together with the Middle East Technical University (METU) and the TRIANGLE Project of the Center for Turkey and EU Studies (CETEUS) will organise the INSITER-METU-TRIANGLE Roundtable “Germany and Turkey in Europe: Possibilities and Limitations of Cooperation and Conflict “.
The roundtable will take place at 1 pm in the premises of the METU in Ankara and bring together academics, students and civil society representatives focusing on EU/German-Turkish relations.
The roundtable will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Atila Eralp (METU / Turkish-German University and Istanbul Policy Center) and will include following speakers:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özgehan Şenyuva (METU)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitris Tsarouhas (Bilkent University)
Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Turhan (Turkish-German University / INSITER Coordinator)
On October 25, 2017, INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan presented the activities, publications and findings of the first year of the INSITER module to a delegation of the European Commission led by Martine Reicherts, Director-General of the DG Education & Culture of the European Commission at the Koç University within the framework of delegation’s 2-day visit to Turkey. Throughout her presentation Turhan particularly put emphasis on the positive impact of the Jean Monnet Module on efforts to making the Turkish-German University a hub for EU studies and analyses on EU-Turkey relations in Turkey and beyond.
On October 18, 2017, the INSITER coordinators have successfully submitted the technical report for Year 1 of the INSITER Module to the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The INSITER team is looking forward to the evaluation of the project by the project officers.
On September 11, 2017, the new article “EU-Politik in Krisenzeiten – Krisenmanagement und Integrationsdynamik in der Europäischen Union” was published in the journal Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte. Co-authors of the article in German language are INSITER Co-Coordinator Wulf Reiners, INSITER steering board and key staff member Wolfgang Wessels and Johannes Müller Gómez. A download of the full article (in German language) can be found here. See also the INSITER webpage section “Publications“.
From September 4 to 6, 2017, the UACES 47th Annual Conference took place in Krakow, Poland. Research that was conducted in the framework of INSITER was presented in the form of the paper “Taking Refuge in Leadership? Facilitators and Constraints of Germany’s Role in EU-Turkey Affairs“, co-authored by INSITER Co-Coordinator Wulf Reiners.
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.
The INSITER team is glad to announce that with the termination of the first INSITER year the first 360 degree feedback evaluation could be completed. The evaluation mechanism is an tool to ensure quality control during the project lifetimes by evaluating the implementation of the Jean Monnet Module INSITER and its core components, in particular the INSITER courses, events and study trips. Feedback was collected from students, lecturers and participants in both oral and written form. Also the appointed student representatives were given the opportunity to comment on the project agenda and ask questions to the academic coordinators in respective working meeting. Furthermore, during meetings in November 2016 and May 2017 the Advisory Board and Steering Board of INSITER positively assessed the activities of the project and agreed on the future steps to implement the project.