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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?

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

Prof. Joachim BITTERLICH

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

Studium der Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Politikwissenschaften an der Universität des Saarlandes Juristischer Vorbereitungsdienst, zugleich wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität des Saarlandes, Zweite Juristische Staatsprüfung Studium, ENA - Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Paris Eintritt in den deutschen diplomatischen Dienst (Attaché-Ausbildung, Nuklearpolitik, kürzere Verwendungen in Madrid und Cairo); Auslandsverwendungen in Algier und Brüssel (Ständige Mitarbeiter im Ministerbüro des Auswärtigen Amtes unter Bundesminister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (Europapolitik, Wirtschaft, Kultur) Leiter des Europareferates im Bundeskanzleramt; europapolitischer Berater von Bundeskanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl Leiter der Abteilung Auswärtige Beziehungen, Entwicklungs¬politik, äußere Sicherheit im Bundeskanzleramt; Europa-, Außen- und sicherheitspolitischer Berater von Bundeskanzler Dr. Helmut Botschafter, Ständiger Vertreter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Nordatlantikrat in Brüssel Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Königreich Spanien und im Fürstentum Andorra Executive Vice President International Affairs Veolia Environnement SA, Paris zugleich Chairman Veolia Environnement Deutschland
1969-1973
1973-1976
1974-1975
  Vertretung bei den Europäischen Gemeinschaften)
1976
1985-1987
1987-1993
  Kohl
1993-1998
1998-1999
1999-2002
2003-2012
2009-2012

Dr. Pinar IPEK

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

Instructor, American University in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Krgyzstan and Academy of Labor and Social Sciences, Almaty Lecturer and trainer, Open Society Institute, Almaty and Tashkent Adjunct Faculty, University of Pittsburgh
2001-2002
2002
2004

Array Selim YENEL

Ambassador, Undersecretary, Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs, Ankara

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

Mehmet ÜNLÜ

President, Young Friends of Turkey, Brussels

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

Political Symposium

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24.08.2014

09:00 - 10:30 Not Just an Island Culture
12:00 - 13:30 Opening Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern Partnership Plenary
16:00 - 17:30 The European Union in Search of a New Narrative Plenary
17:30 - 18:00 Curator’s Talk: Art in the Margin of War – War in the Margin of Art Culture
19:00 - 20:30 “Kakanien – New Homelands” Goes Alpbach: And Nobody’s There to Understand the Language You’re Screaming In… Culture

25.08.2014

07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap – Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCE Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and Crisis Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its Neighbours Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Citizens’ Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of Democracy Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Contemporary Advocacy Breakout
10:00 - 11:00 Lunch Reception Social
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe – Between Security and Cooperation Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 07: Europe’s Next Generation in the Elections and Beyond Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 11: Europe’s Periphery at the Crossroads – Consequences for the Common Security and Defence Policy Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation Policies Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and Fatigue Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 09: Beyond European Communication Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability? Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy – Key Questions for the Future Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain – Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the Past Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common Future Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security Sector Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow? Plenary
20:00 - 21:30 Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World – How Austrian Success Stories Are Written Partner

26.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10 Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: Introduction Plenary
07:10 - 08:30 Generational Inequality Plenary
09:00 - 10:15 Inequality in Energy and Climate Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Closing Remarks Plenary