Call For Applications to the Turkey-Europe Future Forum 2021

February 3, 2021 Call For Applications to the Turkey-Europe Future Forum 2021


Apply now for August 15-22, 2021 in İstanbul!

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened pre-existing trends in an unprecedented way. This includes the adoption of new Technologies, pressures on multilateral institutions and geopolitical cooperation as well as rivalries. The detrimental effects of the pandemic have become visible in many aspects of life, but optimists also raise hopes that the crisis could reinforce global cooperation to build more inclusive and sustainable economies and societies.

The 7th Turkey Europe Future Forum (TEFF) explores the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to the future of Turkey-European relations. How can lasting cooperative structures be ensured in times of global turmoil? How can we harness new Technologies and diigitalization for enhancing social cohesion and collaboration? What is the future of multilateralism in a World of increasing popülist rhetoric and polarization amid the pandemic? Can the EU and Turkey reinvigorate their relations and find new integration Dynamics? The TEFF brings together participants from different backgrounds to engage in workshops, training sessions, and study trips. We want to discuss, exchange ideas, and explore common ground despite differences.

Application Requirements

  • between two and ten years of professional experience in the fields of politics, economics, administration, culture, media, science or civil society
  • outstanding achievements during studies, professional career, or civic engagement
  • willingness to contribute to the TEFF fort he whole period of the program
  • Turkish, German or another Europen citizenship

The Forum is organized by Stiftung Mercator, a private German foundation, in cooperation with Berlin Bosphorus Initiative (BBI), a leading think tank in strengthening Turkey-EU relations, and TÜSİAD, Turkey’s leading independent business organization.

The application deadline is February 28, 2021. Further information can be found on our website:

Important notice: Depending on the developments regarding COVID-19, we reserve the right to implement the TEFF 2021 as a digital event. We monitor the situation closely and will inform all selected participants not later than a month prior to the event.



Jannes Tessmann | Stiftung Mercator | [email protected] | T +90 212 243 5233

Nur Beler Levi | TÜSİAD | [email protected] | T +90 212 249 1929 – 157

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