8. European Weekend School (2010)

EU-Turkey Youth Conference

Special Edition for Istanbul 2010 – European Capital of Culture

“Cultural Identity and Citizenship”

7-9 May 2010

Center for European Studies

“Jean Monnet Center of Excellence” Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey


Venue: Hotel Mövenpick and Kennedy Lodge Boğaziçi University
13.00 – 18.00: Registration at hotel
19:30 – 22.30: Welcome Reception and dinner at the Kennedy Lodge Boğaziçi University

Conference Programme
Venue: Boğaziçi University, South Campus, Albert Long Hall

09.00- 9.30: Welcoming Remarks

Hakan Yılmaz

Director of Boğaziçi University Center for European Studies

Marc Pierini

Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey

09.30 – 10.00: Keynote Speech

Jan Truszczyński

Director General DG Education and Culture European Commission Previously Deputy Director General DG Enlargement European Commission

10.00-10.30: Coffee break

10.30 – 11.30: Panel Discussion “Perceptions of Cultural Identity”

Chair: Hakan Yılmaz

Boğaziçi University, Professor

“Perceptions of Cultural Identity in Europe”

Franziska Keller

Member of European Parliament

“Perceptions of Cultural Identity in Turkey”

Prof. Dr. Binnaz Toprak

Boğaziçi University

Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Göle – TBC

École des hautes études en sciences sociales

11.30-12.30: Q&A

13.00 – 14.30: Lunch

14.30 – 15.30: Panel “Youth in Europe”

Chair: Umut Aydın

Boğaziçi University Assistant Professor “Youth programs in the European Union”

Thomas Pritzkow

DG Education and Culture European Commission

“Youth in Action” programme

Yunus Alper Altay

Programme Coordinator at the Youth in Action Unit of the National Agency

15.30 – 16.00: Q&A

19.30 – 23.30: Ferry Party on Bosphorus with Dinner

Venue: Boğaziçi University South Campus

09.00 – 10.00: “European Citizenship”

Tony Venables

Director of the European Citizen Action Service

10.00 – 11.00: “The Role of Cultural Diversity in Cinema”

Özcan Alper

Film Director


11.00: Coffee break

11.00-12.00: 10 Student Workshops

Religion, Art, Perception

12.00 – 12.30: Review Sessions of Student Workshops

12.30-13.00 Closing Remarks with special emphasis on Europe Day

Hakan Yılmaz

Director of Boğaziçi University Center for European Studies

Gisela Gauggel-Robinson

Head of Communication unit DG Enlargement European Commission

13.00 : Lunch-packs
13:00 – 18:00: Participation in “Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture” cultural events

20.00 : Dinner at Dahill restaurant
(Joint programme with European Young Journalist Award winners)

10 MAY 2010 MONDAY
Return to countries/ cities of origin


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