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The Istanbul stage of the Facilitating Public-Private Dialogue Mechanisms project has been launched

Carried out in collaboration with the GIZ, TEPAV, and Istanbul Planning Agency, the project is to determine ways of improving the resilience of Istanbul’s food systems to shocks. 17/09/2021 -   The project which began in Adana and is taking place in Gaziantep as well, “Facilitating Public-Private Dialogue Mechanisms”, has launched its Istanbul leg. Hosted by the Istanbul Planning Agency (IPA), the signing ceremony was held in Turkey’s largest city on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021. The signing ceremony was attended by Cihanser İmren Kuru, Portfolio Manager of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) Turkey; Alberto Vega-Exposito, Program Director of GIZ’s Promotion of Economic Prospects for Refugees and Host Community in Turkey Project (PEP); Emrah Şahan, IPA President; Güven Sak, TEPAV’s Founding Director; and representatives of project stakeholders. GIZ Turkey Portfolio Manager Cihanser İmren Kuru briefl [More]

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MODERNISATION OF THE TURKEY-EU CUSTOMS UNION: Building a new partnership on past achievements

Policy Note / Nilgün Arısan Eralp, Prof. Dr. Sanem Baykal, Leyla Karakaya, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Nas, Bengisu Özenç, Güven Sak 04/09/2021 -   Turkey-European Union (EU) relations may have had a convoluted and complicated trajectory, but it is probably fair to say that the two parties have reached a degree of integration and interconnectivity that would allow neither side to run the engagement into the ground. Embarked on more than 60 years ago with the eventual prospect of full membership, these relations have encountered many ebbs and flows, were often stalled and hindered, and have yet to come to fruition in terms of their ultimate prospect. The impasse in the relationship has become a nuisance in the light of the numerous issues and concerns, so much so that EU has recently come up with the notion of a Positive Agenda, one that will create the semblance of a functioning [More]

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The Reform of the World Trade Organization: Key Priorities for the G20

In light of T20 policy recommendations with the contributions of TEPAV, global trade and WTO reform is set to be discussed during digital roundtable 03/09/2021 -   The Instito Affari Internazionali (IAI), set to host the online webinar, is also the T20 Italy National Co-chair and part of the G20 TIRN (Trade and Investment Research Network). The TIRN, of which TEPAV is founding member, is a cross-country, independent, network of trade and investment policy researchers whose shared goal is to provide substantive, research-backed analysis to support G20 leaders’. The event will take place within the framework of the T20 Roundtables and is to be held virtually on September 8th from 15.00-16.30 CEST.  The webinar is to underline key recommendations for the G20 in support of WTO reform. There is discord among members over a variety of issues ranging from dispute settlement, the role of developing or [More]

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Decarbonization as Modernization in Turkey-EU Relations

Güven Sak 31/08/2021 -     Turkey and EU have lost their vision of a common future with the stalling of the EU-Turkey accession process after 2007. The “positive agenda” items, most recently created around cooperation on Syrian migrants, were too shallow to get us back on track. Customs Union Modernization in the age of the Green Deal, however, is deep enough to once again think about a common future for the EU and Turkey. We need a deeper, well designed, positive agenda. Think about the depth of digitalization, biologization, decarbonization and common security issues at hand. There is a lot to talk about on the technical level between the Commission and the Turkish teams. It may be tempting for the EU to abandon the CU all together and simply sign a F [More]

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“Syrians in the Labor Market: Supply and Demand Side Analysis” Report

  30/08/2021 -   The report entitled “Syrians in the Labor Market: Supply and Demand Side Analysis”, has been prepared by TEPAV within the scope of the Mahir Eller Project financed by the European Union includes data that will allow for the evaluation of the labor market from both the supply and demand sides, thus distinguishes itself from other studies conducted in this field. Within the scope of the project’s research component, a survey was conducted among three different groups consisting of 15,617 Syrians, 4,169 Turkish citizens and 1,537 employers in 12 implementing provinces of the Project. Although the surveys included questions specific to each target group, in general, data on subjects such as educational background, work experience, compete [More]

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8 Major Priorities for the International Community Confronting the Afghanistan Crisis The World Refugee & Migration Council Releases an Urgent Call for Action
haber resmi 24/08/2021

    Comprising of academics, diplomats, and NGO leaders across the world, the World Refugee & Migration Council was established in 2017 to compliment the efforts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR). As the United Stat [More]

The BRIDGE-BS Project has started: Will the Black Sea Blue Growth Strategy serve as a model for Marmara? The kick off meeting of TEPAV's first EU Horizon 2020 project in the field of blue growth, “BRIDGE-BS: Advancing Black Sea Research and Innovation to Co-Develop Blue Growth within Resilient Ecosystems,” was held online on 12-13 July 2021.
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      The start of the BRIDGE-BS Project was announced to stakeholders with an online event on 12-13 July 2021. Yakup Peker and Omar Kadkoy from TEPAV participated in the event. Following opening remarks by Middle East Technical University (METU [More]

“Adana is Shaping Its Future: More Qualified Jobs and A More Livable Adana” The second of the three workshop series in cooperation with GIZ, TEPAV, and Adana Metropolitan Municipality was held online on 21-22 June 2021.
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    Within the scope of the PEP-Promotion of Economic Prospects Program financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the second of the three workshop series, carried out in cooperation with the German [More]

“Roadmap for Turkey - European Union Relations” The report, prepared with the initiative of the President of GRF, Ambassador Selim Yenel, with the contribution of Global Relations Forum (GRF) members who have worked in diplomacy, bureaucracy, academia and business for years, has been published.
haber resmi 27/06/2021

    Turkey-EU relations which despite its ebbs and flows have generally been able to maintain its upward direction for more than half a century, have recently reached a serious impasse and decline. In line with its goals of Westernization and int [More]

GMF Policy Paper Release: Defining New Modes, Models, and Agendas for EU-Turkish Relations Leading European, American, and Turkish experts weigh in.
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      The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), an American think tank dedicated to European-American ties including Turkey, has published their policy paper, “Defining New Modes, Models, and Agendas for EU-Turkish Relations.” The pol [More]

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