Seminar: The European Identity within the 50th year of the EU-Turkey Relations: Which “Other”?

  02 May 2013 19:00 – 21:30

  EPN Office @ Auguste Reyerslaan 207, 1030 Schaarbeek, België


he European Identity within the 50th year of the EU-Turkey Relations: Which “Other”?

Caner Tekin (PhD, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

The European identity has maintained its popularity within the EU context. The historical dimension of identity is brought to the agenda over the EU and Turkey relations. The perspectives of the “Europe” and the “European” have shifted throughout the history (and today under the guidance of EU) along with the othering policies. Today, there is a large consensus over the idea that Turkey is the most obvious “other”. However, these othering policies which are supposed to be encapsulating Turkey may differ within and among the EU institutions. To handle those differences, which are derived from rational and cultural incentives, and to look into the identity dimension of EU-Turkey relations, we are organizing a session as EPN Bureaucracy & Politics Platform. The main speaker of this interactive session will be Caner Tekin, who is a researcher and a PhD candidate.

About the SpeakerCaner Tekin was born in 1983 in Usak, Turkey. He studied at the Dokuz Eylul University and University of Exeter. He worked as an academician at the Izmir University of Economics. Tekin is continuing his PhD research on European identity between the Université libre de Bruxelles and Ruhr Universität Bochum, and he lives in Brussels. 



19:00-19:30    Registration

19:30-20:15    Presentation by Caner Tekin 

20:15-21:00    Discussion/ Q&A Session

21:00-21:30    Cocktail   


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