ENC In-depth Podcasts: Understanding University-level Youth in Turkey & Europe

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC), in cooperation with the Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies (PODEM), implemented a 14-month research project, within the “Civil Society Dialogue between the European Union (EU) and Turkey Programme”(CSD-V)”, titled “Understanding Future Values: Youth and Interaction across the EU and Turkey”. The project focuses on youth perceptions in European countries and Turkey, and understanding the socio-political values of the youth and their views on EU-Turkey relations.

This ENC In-Depth Podcast Series follows the publication of a two-part report on “Values, Interactions and Aspirations: Understanding University-Level Youth in Turkey and in Europe”, developed by PODEM and ENC. Both debates were moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia.

In Part 1, Dr. Aybars Gorgulu, PODEM’s Executive Director and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC’s Managing Director discussed the rationale, the methodology and the key findings of the two-part report.

Part 2 features the comments and insights of  Dr. Dimitris Bouris, Assistant Professor of EU Security/European External Relations at the University of Amsterdam, ENC Academic Council Member and visiting professor at the College of Europe Natolin in Warsaw; and Dr. Branislav Radeljic, Professor of International Relations at Necmettin Erbakan University in Turkey, ENC Academic Council Member and Visiting Professor of European Politics at Nebrija University in Madrid. The guests analysed the impact of exchange programmes, such Erasmus, among youth and academics and their potential in positively or negatively influencing political developments in the long run.

You can listen or watch both podcasts through the links below:

Audio 1

Audio 2

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