Posted on Tuesday 10th April 2012
The Jean Monnet Conference on "Uncovering Citizenship: New Claims in Turkey and the EU" will take place on 11 May 2012, Friday, from 14.00 to 16.00 , at Istanbul Bilgi University. Among the speakers are Prof Anna Triandafyllidou from the European University Institute, Prof Ayhan Kaya, Jean Monnet Chair of European Politics of Interculturalism, Istanbul Bilgi University and Prof. Fuat Keyman, Director of Istanbul Policy Centreof the Sabancı University, Istanbul. This event is designed in such a way that questions the parochialism of limited national cultural citizenship, which is likely to reproduce cultural and racial boundaries.
The Conference will assess the legal norms and policies of the EU as well as the legal framework of the European Union Citizenship Law with a view of analyzing whether they provide for additional rights through EU framework (or e.g. make human rights framework operate better at national level), or/and restrict the existing political, civil and socio-economic rights of non-European nationals residing in the EU; and to assess how identified EU norms are implemented at national level in project countries as to create conditions for promoting European identity through legal practices and establishing arguments for European value added.
For information on the conference click here and for the program here.