On 28 February and 1 March 2019, the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and the University of Cologne hosted the FEUTURE Final Conference ‘Back to the F(e)uture: Discussing scenarios for EU-Turkey Relations’.
The conference, as part of the project “FEUTURE – The Future of EU Turkey Relations: Mapping Dynamics and Testing Scenarios”, brought together academics from universities and research institutes, as well as political experts and government officials (André De Munter, European Parliament, DG for External Policies of the Union, Policy analyst for Western Balkans, Turkey and enlargement policy; Maciej Popowski, Deputy Director-General, DG NEAR; Thomas Mayr-Harting, Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS; etc).
Participants discussed the main findings of this 3-year research project that aimed to map the dynamics of EU-Turkey relations and draw future scenarios and policy recommendations on the relations between these political actors. They reflected on a constructive framework for EU-Turkey Relations, as well as debated “which F(e)uture for EU-Turkey Relations” during a Policy Challenge Session.
A detailed report of the conference will be available soon.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692976.