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Celebrating Europe day

Celebrating Europe day

We will be celebrating Europe Day with youth and professors from Denmark, Finland, France and the Netherlands who will meet students and professors from Bilgi, Bosphorus, İstanbul, Okan, Özyeğin and Yıldız Universities. Participation by invitation only. 


Program :  Celebration of Europe Day  

May 9, 2018 (Divan Hotel, Elmadağ)

9:00-9:30  Breakfast and Registration at the Divan hotel

9:30-12:30 Morning Session

The event in the morning is organized as a “world café” event where 60 participants headed by moderators and discussants (names are below) will talk about issues also listed below. Each table will sit around 10 persons; they will rotate every 20 minutes so as to allow them to cover all 7 topics. 

1st table: EU and Migration (Deniz Şenol Sert and Dimitrov Bogoya)

2nd table: Economic Relations (Dilara Akan, Çiğdem Nas and Emre Gönen)

3rd table: Fundamental rights, justice and freedoms (Erkut Emcioğlu and J.J. Jääskeläinen )

4th table:  Security issues (Pesco) (Ilter Turan and Burç Beşgül)

5th table: Gender related issues (Zeynep Alemdar, Imad Khillo and Miikka Keranen)

6th table: Enlargement and the Balkans (Gül Turan and Dimitrov Bogoya)

7th table: New visions for the EU (Haluk Tükel and Jean Marcou)


12:30-14:30 Lunch Our Guest speaker is Ümit Boyner (Mrs), (Boynergrup Board Member & Former President of Tusiad) who will be speaking on Gender Equality in Workplace 


Opening speech: Bahadır Kaleağası (World, Europe, Turkey: History of the Near Future)

Panel:  Visionary Approaches for a Changing World

Fatih Ömür  (Vision and Mission of a Leading Airport Operator)

Emine Etili (Visionary Approach to Digital Experiences)

Charles Emir Richards (Becoming a Visionary Filmmaker)

Özge Samancı (Visionary Approach to Turkish Culinary Experiences)

Moderator: Gül Günver TURAN

16 :30 - 17 :00

Handing certificates and group photo

18:00- 21:30 Departure by Funicular from Taksim to Kabatas for a boat trip ( Kaptan Boran) and dinner on the Bosphorus