January 23, 2021 The 6th Turkey – Europe Future Forum took place virtually between 18 – 22 January
The Turkey Europe Future Forum is a project of Stiftung Mercator in cooperation with TUSIAD and Berlin Bosphorus Initiative that brings together young leaders from Turkey and Europe for intensive dialogue in Turkey, Germany and other European countries. The forum, which was founded in 2015 to develop common understanding between young leaders from numerous sectors in Europe, is co-presided by Ruprecht Polenz, Former President of the German Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (2010-2013) and Ümit Boyner, Vice President of TÜSİAD High Advisory Council and Boyner Holding Board Member. In addition, Federica Mogherini, the former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy supports the Forum.
This year’s Forum took place virtually between 18 – 22 January under the title “Between strong states and open societies – Where does our future lie?”. The program goal was to look at the current state of political, economic and social relations between Turkey and Europe and identify new ways for sustainable cooperation.