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03: The EU and Turkey: Energising Cooperation

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Breakout / Democracy & Governance
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The EU’s fragile energy supplies increasingly depend on its neighbours, including Turkey. The Southern Corridor, aimed at diversifying the EU’s gas imports, highlights Turkey’s role as a transit country. Given the stalemate in Ankara’s accession negotiations, other ways of cooperation can be explored. How can the EU and Turkey work together to increase their energy security? Will Turkey play the role of an energy hub between West and East? Is Ankara interested in spreading European market rules across the region? Can the EU and Turkey find common ground for their climate policies?

Speakers

Ambassador (ret.), Professor, ESCP Europe Paris; former European, Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Paris/Berlin
Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara
Ambassador, Undersecretary, Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs, Ankara
President, Young Friends of Turkey, Brussels Chair

Prof. Joachim BITTERLICH

Ambassador (ret.), Professor, ESCP Europe Paris; former European, Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Paris/Berlin

1966 Abitur in Saarbrücken
1967-1968 Wehrdienst/Reserveoffizierslaufbahn
1969-1973 Studium der Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Politikwissenschaften an der Universität des Saarlandes
1973-1976 Juristischer Vorbereitungsdienst; wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität des Saarlandes; Zweite Juristische Staatsprüfung
1974-1975 Studium, ENA - Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Paris
1976 Eintritt in den diplomatischen Dienst, Auslandsverwendungen in Algier und Brüssel (EG-Vertretung)
1985-1987 Mitarbeiter, Ministerbüro des Auswärtigen Amtes
1987-1993 Leiter, Europareferat im Bundeskanzleramt; europapolitischer Berater von Bundeskanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl
1993-1998 Leiter, Abteilung Auswärtige Beziehungen, Entwicklungspolitik, äußere Sicherheit, Bundeskanzleramt; Europa-, Außen- und sicherheitspolitischer Berater von Bundeskanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl
1998-1999 Botschafter, Ständiger Vertreter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Nordatlantikrat in Brüssel
1999-2002 Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Königreich Spanien und im Fürstentum Andorra
2003-2012 Beauftragter für Internationale Angelegenheiten (Executive Vice-President International Affairs), Veolia Environnement SA, Paris
2009-2012 Delegierter (Chairman), Veolia Environnement, Deutschland
seit 2013 Aufsichts- und Beratungsmandate privater und öffentlicher Institutionen

Dr. Pinar IPEK

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara

2001-2002 Instructor, American University in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Krgyzstan and Academy of Labor and Social Sciences, Almaty
2002 Lecturer and trainer, Open Society Institute, Almaty and Tashkent
2004 Adjunct Faculty, University of Pittsburgh
2012-2013 Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, D.C.

Selim YENEL

Ambassador, Undersecretary, Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs, Ankara

1979-1980 Attaché and Third Secretary at the Department of Nuclear Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1980-1981 Military Service, Third Secretary at the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  Co-operation and Development in Paris
1981-1984 Third Secretary and Second Secretary at the Permanent Representation of Turkey to the Organization for Economic
1984-1986 Second Secretary and First Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Kabul
1986-1988 First Secretary at the Department of Middle East and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1988-1988 First Secretary at the Special Advisory Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
1988-1993 First Secretary and Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Turkey to the United Nations in New York
1993-1994 Head of Section at the Special Advisory Office of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1994-1994 Chief of Cabinet of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  Brussels
1994-1999 Counsellor and First Counsellor at the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the European Economic Community in
1999-2001 Head of Department for European Union Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2001-2005 Deputy Director General, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Deputy Directorate General for European Union Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2005-2009 Ambassador to Austria
2009-2010 Ambassador, Deputy Undersecretary for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2010-2011 Ambassador, Deputy Undersecretary for Bilateral Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2011-2017 Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the EU
since 2017 Ambassador, Undersecretary, Ministry for EU Affairs

Mehmet ÜNLÜ

President, Young Friends of Turkey, Brussels

 Faculty of Law, Univ. of Innsbruck
 Faculty of Economics, Univ. of Innsbruck
 Faculty of Law, Gazi University, Ankara
2007 Project Coordinator, Kraft Foods, Bludenz
2011 Political Advisor for MEP Ertug, European Parliament, Brussels
2011 Intern, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey, Ankara
2011 Intern, Ministry of Justice of the Rep. of Turkey International Relations Department, Ankara
since 2011 Co-founder and President, Young Friends of Turkey, Brussels
2012-2013 Secretary General, Club Alpbach Vorarlberg, Bludenz
2012-2013 Legal Advisor and Project coordinator, Zemit-Center for Migrants, Tyrol and Vorarlberg
2014 Independent Legal Advisor and Freelance Consultant

Political Symposium

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24.08.2014

11:00 - 12:30Not Just an IslandCulture
14:00 - 15:30OpeningPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern PartnershipPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The European Union in Search of a New NarrativePlenary
19:30 - 20:00Curator's Talk: Art in the Margin of War - War in the Margin of ArtCulture
21:00 - 22:30"Kakanien - New Homelands" Goes Alpbach: And Nobody's There to Understand the Language You're Screaming In...Culture

25.08.2014

09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Citizens' Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of DemocracyBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its NeighboursBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap - Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCEBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and CrisisBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Contemporary AdvocacyBreakout
12:00 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 07: Europe's Next Generation in the Elections and BeyondBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain - Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the PastBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 09: Beyond European CommunicationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe - Between Security and CooperationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: Europe's Periphery at the Crossroads - Consequences for the Common Security and Defence PolicyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and FatigueBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy - Key Questions for the FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation PoliciesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common FuturePlenary
18:30 - 20:00Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security SectorPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow?Plenary
22:00 - 23:30Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World - How Austrian Success Stories Are WrittenPartner

26.08.2014

09:00 - 09:10Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: IntroductionPlenary
09:10 - 10:30Generational InequalityPlenary
11:00 - 12:15Inequality in Energy and ClimatePlenary
12:15 - 12:30Closing RemarksPlenary