3. European Weekend School (2005)

EUROPEAN WEEKEND SCHOOL 2005

19 May 2005 Thursday
8.30                             Departure from Kilyos Campus

Breakfast with Fresh Sandwiches on the way

10.00 – 13.00:              “The Candidate Country Starting Negotiations: Turkey”

Opening Session

Prof. Dr. Ayse Soysal,

Rector of Bogazici University

Opening Speech

Peter Westmacott,

Britain’s Ambassador to Ankara

11.50 – 12.00:               Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.30:      Panel

Kemal Derviş,

Member of the Parliament Deputy for Istanbul,

Former State Minister

Şaban Dişli,

Member of the Parliament Deputy for Sakarya

Member of the Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee

13.30 – 14.30:   Lunch with traditional Turkish pizza- Pide

15.00 – 18.30:   Workshops

Presentation of the research reports prepared by the Bogazici University Center for European Studies Student Forum

Report I: “Turkey’s Contributions to the EU’s future”

Report II: “Attitudes of Public Political Opinion during the Ratification of the EU constitution by the EU Member States.”

19.00 -22.00:                CES Opening Garden Party- A Welcoming Culture night

20 May 2005 Friday

7.30                             Departure from Kilyos Campus

Breakfast with Fresh Sandwiches on the way

Panels;

09.00 – 09.50:   Prof. Dr. Kemal Kirişci,

Director of Bogazici University Center for European Studies,

Jean Monnet Chair,

“Historical Background of the EU- Turkey Relationships and the significance of European Council’s December 17th decision”

10.00 – 10.50:   Leyla Tunç Yeltin

Economic Development Foundation (İKV)

“Role of Civil Society in the Negotiations Process.”

10.50 – 11.00:               Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.50:   Irene Banias,

Bogazici University, Athens Pantheon University

Coordinator of the Project of Training Judges and Public Prosecutors by the Turkish Republic Ministry of Justice

“Human Rights Practices in Turkey and Ongoing Projects”

12.00- 12.50:                Verena Knaus,

Senior Analyst

European Stability Initiative (ESI)

“The EU and the Balkans”

13.30 – 14.30:               Lunch at Sodexho, North Campus

15.00 – 18.00:               Conference on “Turkey- EU Relations in the Light of Negotiations.”

Zekeriya Akçam,

Member of the Parliament Deputy for Izmir

Member of the Convention on the Future of European,

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and Assembly of Western European Union

Mart Volmer, Ambassador of Estonia and former member of the Estonian Negotiation Team

Yavuz Taner

Board Chairman,

Alara Agricultural Products Company

16.00 – 16.15:               Coffee Break

Prof. Dr. Atila Eralp

Director, METU Center for European Studies,

Jean Monnet Chair

Prof. Dr. Jan Iversen

Aarhus University

18.30 – 21.00:   Cocktail Prolongé at Kennedy Lodge

21.00 – 23.00:               Smoking of Waterpipe- Turkish “Nargile” at Tophane

23.00                            Departure for the Kilyos Campus

21 May 2005 Saturday

7.30                                                            Departure from Kilyos Campus

Breakfast with fresh sandwiches on the way

Panels;

09.00 – 09.50:               Prof. Dr. Martin Holland

Canterbury University, Jean Monnet Chair

“Europe’s New Strategic Vision with Turkey’s Full Membership”

10.00 – 10.50:   Michael Leigh

Deputy Director General

Directorate General of External Relations European Commission.

“European Neighborhood Policy”

11.00 – 11.50:   Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hakan Yılmaz

Bogazici University, MAPES Academic Director,

“Turkey’s Contributions to the European Identity”

12:00 – 12:50                Lord David Hannay,

Former British Foreign Special Representative to Cyprus (1996-2003)

“European integration and Turkey’s accession: an asset or a liability”

13.00 – 13.45:               Lunch with traditional Turkish pizza- Pide

14.00 – 16.00:   “Turkey – The EU – The Cyprus Issue”

Special Session

Lord David Hannay,

Former British Foreign Special Representative to Cyprus (1996-2003)

Özdem Sanberk,

Former Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs

15.00 – 15.15:               Coffee Break

Alexandros Lordos,

Researcher and author of Civil Society Diplomacy: A new approach for Cyprus

Assistant Prof. Dr. Ahmet Sözen,

Eastern Mediterranean University

16.30 – 18.30:   Workshops

Subjects will be chosen from the options proposed in the application forms.

18.30 – 19.00:               Closing Ceremony

20.00 – 23.00:              Party Between Two Continents Europe – Asia Dinner Party with boat trip in Bosphorus

22 May 2005 Sunday

City Tour

8.00:                             Departure from Kilyos Campus

Breakfast with fresh sandwiches on the way

9.30 – 10.30:                 Turkish Jews Museum at Karaköy

11.00 – 12.30:               Saint Sophia Museum

12.30 -13.30:                 Lunch at famous Sultanahmet Köftecisi

14.00 -16.00:                 Topkapı Palace

16.30 – 18.00:                Miniaturk

18.30 – 21.00:                Free Time in Taksim (Entertainment, Shopping and Cultural Center)

21.00 – 23.00:                Farewell Party at Cambaz Dance Club

23.00                             Departure for Kilyos Campus

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