Deadline: 24 February 2019
Open: Turkish, German or another European citizens with between two and ten years’ professional experience in the fields of politics, economics, administration, culture, media, science or civil society
Benefits: all project related expenses will be covered
The Turkey Europe Future Forum is a project of Stiftung Mercator in cooperation with TUSIAD, under the patronage of Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs.
Since 2015, The Turkey Europe Future Forum has been bringing together dedicated young leaders from Turkey and Europe for intensive dialogue in Turkey, Germany and other European countries.
This year’s Forum takes place from July 7-14 in Istanbul and Eskisehir under the title “Turkey and the EU: Overcoming Common Challenges and Bilateral Tensions”. They want to look at the current state of political, economic and social relations between Turkey and Europe and identify new ways for sustainable cooperation. They want to openly discuss, argue, listen to each other and exchange ideas.
Every year, the Turkey Europe Future Forum enables 30 outstanding young leaders from Turkey, Germany and other European countries to benefit from an intensive exchange of ideas, substantial training measures and access to an important network. Costs for travel and accommodation are covered.
During the Future Forum, participants attend eight days of workshops, lectures and intercultural trainings about a current issue and debate it from their country- and sector-specific perspectives. In addition, top-level guests, speakers and dialogue partners provide exclusive insights into the politics, economy, culture and society of the participating countries. Ümit Boyner, former president of TÜSIAD and one of Turkey’s most successful entrepreneurs, and Ruprecht Polenz, long-time member of the German Bundestag and former chair of the German Foreign Affairs Committee, are the programme deans. Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Parliament is the Future Forum’s patron.
The goal of the Turkey Europe Future Forum is to reinforce networking and enhance mutual understanding among future decision-makers of Turkey, Germany and other European countries. The programme encourages all actors to adopt a European perspective and strengthens their ability to act, especially across sectors. The Future Forum provides fresh impetus to the Turkish-European debate.
- Between two and ten years’ professional experience in the fields of politics, economics, administration, culture, media, science or civil society (Note: Internships do not count);
- Outstanding academic and professional qualifications;
- Turkish, German or another European citizenship;
- A university degree (preferably Master’s degree or diploma);
- Very good English skills;
- Strong interest in the respective topic of the Future Forum as well as European-Turkish relations.
All project related expenses will be covered for participants of the programme. These include, among others, travel expenses from Europe and Turkey to the venue of the Forum (economy/coach class), public transportation to and from the airport to the hotel, accommodation and meals during the conference. The Forum does not cover any travel or additional costs incurred through participants’ personal expenses. As a selected participant of the programme, you will receive more detailed information about the expenses covered together with the confirmation of participation.
How to apply?
Applications for the Turkey Europe Future Forum are only possible via the online application tool during the application phase.
In order to submit your application, please visit the official web page.