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The EU's Foreign Policy: Trends and Perspectives

Second International Conference organized by Beykent University

European Union Application and Research Centre

December 15, 2021

Online Registration (09.45 – 10.00)


Opening Speeches (10.00 - 10.15)

Prof. Murat Ferman - Rector, Beykent University

Prof. Evren Ayrancı - Dean, Beykent University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences


Panel 1 (10.15 - 11.45)

Geopolitics of the EU’s foreign policy: Conceptual and institutional approaches

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Sinem Kocamaz-Ünaldılar (Ege University, İzmir, Turkey)

  • The Agenda for the Geopolitical European Commission

Assoc. Prof. Kamil Zwolski, University of Southampton, United Kingdom. 

  • The EU in times of crises. Towards a new conceptualization of the EU’s foreign policy role?

Assoc. Prof. Elena Baracani, University of Bologna, Italy. 

  • The Role of Soft Power in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Policy

Asst. Prof. Hakkı Göker Önen, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey. 


Panel 2 (12.30 - 14.00)

Case studies

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Çiğdem Nas (Yıldız Technical University & Economic Development Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey)

  • The Afghan question in the EU’s foreign policy

Jean Louis De Brouwer, Senior fellow, Egmont-Royal Institute for International Relations, Brussels, Belgium. 

  • Implications of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) for the European Union in the Post-Covid Global Economic Governance

Asst. Prof. Karina Jędrzejowska & Asst. Prof. Anna Wróbel, University of Warsaw, Poland. 

  • Understanding EU relations with Central Asian countries: Views from Central Asia

Assoc. Prof. Kristina Juhász & PhD candidate Nosirkhon Qodirov, University of Szeged, Hungary. 

  • Towards a renovated global role: The EU-China relations under the Sinatra Doctrine 

Assoc. Prof. Montserrat Pintado Lobato, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 


Panel 3 (14.15 – 16.00)

Turkey-EU relations in historical and comparative perspectives

Chair: Prof. Akile Reşide Gürsoy (Beykent University, Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Democratisation and the EU’s role in its neighbourhood: the case of Belarus, Turkey and Ukraine

Asst. Prof. Lucie Tungul, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. 

  • Activism in Turkey’s Foreign Policy: Ruptures in the Relations with Europe

Asst. Prof. Sima Baidya, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. 

  • New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Implications over Turkey-EU Relations

Asst. Prof. Zühal Ünalp-Çepel, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey.


Closing Remarks & Discussion (16.00 - 16.45)