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Event: A new formula for collaboration- Turkey, EU & North Africa
05 Apr 2022 14:00 - 15:15
Source: Source: Texcetera

ARAMA Chair in Action Research at Sabancı University and the Clingendael Institute are pleased to invite you to the online public event: A new formula for collaboration: Turkey, the EU & North Africa.

In recent years, EU-Turkey relations have been fluctuating, leading to a relationship which seems to be driven more by crisis management than by equal partnership. Yet, despite this downward spiral, both blocs remain key partners on various domains and repeatedly expressed their interest in developing a more cooperative and constructive relationship.

As such, in the past year, ARAMA Chair in Action Research at Sabancı University (Turkey) and the Clingendael Institute (the Netherlands) have investigated the extent to which Turkey and the EU could collaborate in and with North Africa – more specifically, Morocco, Egypt and Algeria – and developed a trilateral model for collaboration.

Join this online event to discuss the possibilities for such collaboration with an excellent panel of speakers. 


  • Prof. Dr. Oğuz Nuri Babüroğlu (moderator & author), Head of ARAMA Chair, Sabancı University

Keynote address

  • Mehmet Kemal Bozay, Turkish Ambassador to Permanent Representation of Turkey to the EU

Q&A with the experts

  • Dr. Pınar Akpınar (author), ARAMA Chair Program Manager, Sabancı University
  • Nienke van Heukelingen (author), Research Fellow, the Clingendael Institute
  • Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat (discussant), professor, İbn Haldun University
  • Fatin Resat Durukan (author), Project Assistant at the ARAMA Chair in Action Research of Sabancı Business School, Sabancı University

Q&A with the audience

The Centre for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS) at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin is funded by Stiftung Mercator and the Federal Foreign Office. CATS is the curator of CATS Network, an international network of think tanks and research institutions working on Turkey. The project “Searching for a New Formula for Collaboration between Turkey and the EU in North Africa“ is a project of CATS Network.