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Turkey between Regional Aspirations and Challenges

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Foreign Policy
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Turkey: a NATO member and EU candidate in a highly volatile region; faced with an influx of 3 million refugees; confronted with dramatic developments at home and in its neighbourhood. What does all this signify for Turkey’s future international role?

Director, Center for EU Studies, TEPAV - The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, Ankara
Senior Fellow, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna
Director-General, DG DEVCO - Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission, Brussels
Professor, Political Science, Istanbul University; Columnist, Hürriyet Daily News
Deputy Director-General, DG HOME - Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, Brussels
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Array Nilgün ARISAN ERALP

Director, Center for EU Studies, TEPAV - The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, Ankara

B.Sc. in Economics M.A. in Economic Development, Middle East Technical University M.Sc. in European Studies, Leicester University Ankara Prime Ministry of Turkey Advisor (to the Minister of State in charge of EU Affairs) Advisor ( to the Deputy Prime Minister on EU Affairs), Prime Ministry of Turkey , Ankara Advisor (to the Customs Union Coordinator and Chief Advisor of the Prime Minister), Prime Ministry of Turkey, Ankara Project Director, Economic Development Foundation, Brussels Head of Department of Customs Union ; The Directorate General for EU Affairs, State Planning Organisation; Ankara
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 London School of Economics and Political Science
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Dr. Cengiz GÜNAY

Senior Fellow, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna

Studies, Department of History; Department of Law, University of Graz Master Studies, Department of History, University of Vienna Erasmus and Sokrates-Fellow, Department oh History, University of Barcelona Certified interpreter and translator for German and Turkish. Ph.D., Department of Political Sciences, University of Vienna Austria Correspondent, CNNTurk Senior Fellow, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs Lecturer, University of Vienna
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Array Stefano MANSERVISI

Director-General, DG DEVCO - Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission, Brussels

Law Degree. University of Bologna. Law Faculty (Bologna, Italy). Study Certificate on European Organisations. University of Strasbourg. International Faculty of Comparative Law, Strasbourg, France Post Graduate - Specialised Higher Studies Diploma (DESS) on « International Administration ». University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris, France). Diploma from the Centre for Studies on the European Communities. University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France Lawyer. Castagnetti Associates law firm (Bologna, Italy). « A » Official at the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade, Roma. Directorate Cooperation with developing countries and relations with International Organisation Administrator. Directorate-General for Agriculture. Administrator, Directorate-General for Development (ex DG VIII). Principal Administrator, Member of Cabinet to Vice-President Pandolfi. Head of Unit Finances in the then DG VIII (later: DEV, DEVCO). Member of Cabinet then Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commissioner R. VannidArchirafi. Deputy Head then Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Monti. Deputy Head of Cabinet to President Romano Prodi. Head of Cabinet to President Romano Prodi. Director General of DG Development and Relations with Africa, Caribbean, Pacific States (DEV) - 2014 Director-General of Directorate General Home Affairs (HOME). Ambassador, Head of Delegation, Head of Cabinet Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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 EU Delegation to Turkey
2014-2014
2014-2016

Dr. Nuray MERT

Professor, Political Science, Istanbul University; Columnist, Hürriyet Daily News

BA, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics/Political Science, Bosporus University, Istanbul BA, Faculty of Arts and Sciences/History, Bosporus University, Istanbul MA, Institute of Social Sciences/History, Bosporus University, Istanbul
1983
1983
1985
 Retired from Istanbul University
 Columnist Cumhuriyet Daily (in Turkish), Hurriyet Daily News (in English)

Array Simon MORDUE

Deputy Director-General, DG HOME - Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, Brussels

 Since December 2016, Simon Mordue has become Deputy Director General for Migration in DG HOME, overseeing the Directorates responsible for Migration and Protection, and Migration and Security Funds.
 In September 2014, Simon Mordue became Director "Strategy and Turkey" in DG NEAR, covering issues such as the overall strategy for enlargement policy and the European Neighborhood Policy, policy planning, interinstitutional relations and communication, thematic support, monitoring and evaluation, financial instruments and negotiations with Turkey.
 In the Barroso II Commission, Simon was Head of Cabinet for Stefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy.
 In the Barroso I Commission, Simon was deputy Head of Cabinet to Vice President Verheugen covering a broad range of areas in the VP's team including responsibility for driving forward the better regulation agenda and the relations of the VP with the EP and Council. This latter involved overseeing, for the VP, complex inter-institutional negotiations on issues such as REACH, the single market for goods package, the defence package etc.
 He had also been part of Commissioner Verheugen's team for the last part of the Prodi Commission where he oversaw preparations for the new financial perspectives and also dealt with relations with the EP.
 At other times in his career in the Commission, he has been head of Unit for the maritime sector in DG Transport and Energy (TREN); Head of the Financial Instruments Unit in Dg Enlargement and served also as Head of the Operational Sections of the EC's delegations in Romania and Turkey.

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels Austrian Embassy, Moscow Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
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 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

Political Symposium

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28.08.2016

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver? Plenary
15:00 - 19:00 Resilience: A “Situation Room” Experiment Partner
17:00 - 18:30 Democracy Gone Astray? Plenary
18:30 - 19:30 Europe State Award Ceremony Partner

29.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Editors’ Breakfast Plenary
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and Politics Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and Russia Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of Governance Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Liberté – Égalité – Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st Century Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis Situations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
10:30 - 11:30 Fireside Talk with Hanan Ashrawi Partner
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, Resilient Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility Gap Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging Risks Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member States Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Europe Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: The EU’s Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee Crisis Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet’s Global Future Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the “New” Challenge of Integration Breakout
14:00 - 16:00 Reception Social
16:00 - 17:30 Turkey between Regional Aspirations and Challenges Plenary
18:00 - 19:00 Brexit and the Future of Europe Plenary

30.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club: Strategies of Influence Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things Going Plenary
07:30 - 08:00 COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and Science Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead? Plenary