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VIADUCT

The historical complexity and volatility of EU-Turkey relations are reflected by research and teaching in this field. There are international research projects as well as many smaller and nationally funded studies and projects dealing with Turkey, including its relationship with the EU. Linking these different projects, diffusing knowledge on the European Integration process and exploiting synergies between international players constitutes real added-value for European Integration studies. To this end, VIADUCT builds a large network with partner institutions in every EU member state, Turkey and the neighbourhood extending its outreach in research and teaching beyond the EU.

This policy paper aims at examining the democratic potential of Turkish civil society and seeks to outline policy initiatives that could strengthen societal bonds between Turkey and the European Union (EU). Such measures could have a positive effect on the Turkey-EU-relations. This paper considers the necessity of fundamental support of civil society organisations (CSOs) with pro-EU attitudes, to counterbalance the one sided support of anti-EU CSOs and the democratic setbacks since 2013. The later culminated just recently in the last presidential and general elections on 24th of June 2018 with a new and more authoritarian constitution.

 

Bu politika belgesi, Türk sivil toplumunun demokratik potansiyelini incelemeyi ve Türkiye ile Avrupa Birliği (AB) arasındaki toplumsal bağları güçlendirebilecek politika açılımlarını özetlemeyi amaçlamaktadır. Bu tür ölçümlemelerin Türkiye-AB ilişkileri üzerinde olumlu bir etkisi olabileceği düşünülmektedir. Bu belge, AB karşıtı STK'ların tek taraflı yaklaşımlarının ve 2013’ten bu yana olan demokratik gerilemenin dengelenmesi açısından, AB yanlısı sivil toplum örgütlerinin (STK'lar) temel desteklerinin gerekliliğini göz önüne almaktadır. Demokratik gerileme, 24 Haziran 2018 tarihindeki başkanlık seçimi ve genel seçimler sonucu kabul edilen yeni ve daha otoriter bir anayasa ile son dönemde doruğa çıkmıştır. 

Recent VIADUCT activities

VIADUCT Public Debate - Migration

VIADUCT Public Debate - Migration

Read about the second VIADUCT Public Debate at ELIAMEP.

Teachers' Training Seminar in Prague

Teachers' Training Seminar in Prague

The VIADUCT Teachers' Training Seminar took place in Prague on 30 May - 1 June 2018.

First Annual VIADUCT Conference

First Annual VIADUCT Conference

All information on the first VIADUCT week in Brussels.

VIADUCT Public Debate - Security and Politics

VIADUCT Public Debate - Security and Politics

Read about the first VIADUCT Public Debate at the FIIA.

VIADUCT Guest Lecture at Cambridge University by Funda Tekin

VIADUCT Guest Lecture at Cambridge University by Funda Tekin

Funda Tekin held the first VIADUCT Guest Lecture.