4. European Weekend School (2006)

EUROPEAN WEEKEND SCHOOL 2006

“The Future of the European Union and Turkey’s Accession Perspectives”
18-21 May 2006

Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
18 MAY 2006 THURSDAY

Venue:            Boğaziçi University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute   Conference Hall

10.30 – 13.00:  Welcome and Opening Session

10.30 – 10.45:  Welcoming Remarks

Cem Behar,

Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Boğaziçi University

Gülay Barbarosoğlu,

Director of Boğaziçi University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute

10.45 – 12.15:  Opening Speeches

Chair: Kemal Kirişci,

Director of Boğaziçi University Center for European Studies, Jean             Monnet Chair

Ahmet Davutoğlu,

Professor, Beykent University and Advisor to the Prime Minister

Murat Sungar,

Ambassador and Former Secretary General, Secretariat General for EU Affairs of Turkey

Murat Yalçıntaş

President of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce

12.15 – 12.45:              Q & A

12.45 -13.15:                Campus Tour

13.15 – 14.30:               Lunch

14.30 – 16.00:   Panel on “The future of the EU in alternative perspectives: theories and narratives”

Chair: Bojko Bucar

Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Ljubljana

Michael Lake,

Former EU Ambassador to Turkey and Hungary

Vivien Schmidt

Jean Monnet Chair, Department of Political Science, Boston University

Wolfgang Wessels,

Jean Monnet Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Cologne

16.00 -16.30:                Q & A

16.30 -17.00:                Coffee Break

17.00 –18.00:  Lecture on “The future of CFSP and ESDP”

Jolyon Howorth

Professor, Yale University

18.00 -18.30:                Q & A

19.30                           Inter-Cultural Evening at Binn’s House

19 MAY 2006 FRIDAY

Venue: Boğaziçi University, South Campus, Demir Demirgil Hall

10.00 – 12.00:   Panel on “Constitutional and Public Opinion Challenges to the EU”

Chair: Gül Sosay

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University

Wolfgang Wessels,

Jean Monnet Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Cologne

Jan Ifversen

Head of Institute, Associate Professor, Institute of History and Area Studies, Department of European Studies, Aarhus University

Hakan Yılmaz

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University

12.00 – 14.00:              Lunch

14.00 – 14.45: Lecture on “Assessing the future of EU enlargement: challenges and prospects”

Michael Leigh

Director, DG Enlargement, European Commission

14.45 – 15.00:              Q&A

15.00 – 15.45:  Lecture on “The future of regionalism and structural funds”

Ebru Ertugal,

Research Fellow, Center for European Studies, METU

15.45 – 16.00:              Q&A

16.00 – 16.30:               Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.15:  Lecture on “EU New Member State Perspectives towards Turkish Accesion”

Bojko Bucar

Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Ljubljana

17.15 – 17.30:              Q&A

17.30 – 18.30:   Key-Note Speaker

Cem Ozdemir,

Member of the European Parliament

18.30 – 19.00:              Q&A

19.00                           Reception at the Kennedy Lodge

20 MAY 2006 SATURDAY

Venue: Boğaziçi University, South Campus, Demir Demirgil Hall

10.00 – 11.00: Panel on “Turkish accession to the EU-I”

Chair: Kemal Kirişci

Director of Boğaziçi University Center for European Studies, Jean Monnet Chair

Giacomo Luciani

The Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies, European
University Institute

Leyla Tunç Yeltin

Economic Development Foundation, İstanbul

11.00 – 11.30:              Q&A

11.30 – 12.00:              Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00:   Panel on “Turkish accession to the EU-II”

Chair: Michael Lake,

Former EU Ambassador to Turkey and Hungary

Canan Balkır,

Professor of Economics, Head of European Studies, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir

Refik Erzan,

Director of Boğaziçi University Center for Economics and Econometrics

13.00 – 13.30:              Q&A

13.30 – 14.30:              Lunch

14.30 – 18.30:               Workshops

18.30 – 20.00:               Free-time

20.00 – 23.00:               Departure from Aşiyan for Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

21 MAY 2006 SUNDAY

Social Programme & City Tour
10.30 – 11.00:         Basilica Cistern

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:        Istanbul Modern Art Museum

18.30 – 21.00:        Free Time (Entertainment, Shopping and Cultural Center of the City )

21.00 – 23.00:        Farewell Party at Cambaz Dance Club

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