Bahcesehir University has developed a new graduate programme on European Union Relations by renewing the content of the previous programme. Leyla Arsan, the CEO of TAGES, will give lectures on Framework of Brussels Based Programs under this MA programme which will start on February of 2010.
Turkey’s European Union (EU) relations progress and deepen despite various obstacles. EU norms are entering society’s and individual’s life more and more everyday and financial resources to the use of institutions are opening increasingly. For example, in the period 2007-2013, a grant amounting to approximately 5.5 billion Euros is provided to corporate structuring, regional and rural development, transport, environment, competition, financing issues and coordination of various ministries. Also numerous programs are available for Turkey as a “candidate country to negotiate” in Brussels. Also within the scope of the work preparation for membership, a wide network of loans which can be obtained from various financial institutions including the World Bank is available. To take advantage of these resources for the preliminary work, writing and managing projects for the knowledge and experience are required. In this context, the EU issues, in contrast to common belief, require more and more expertise and specialization.
So Bahçeşehir University renewed the content of the European Union Master’s program which is within the Social Sciences Institute. The Master’s program which is for the ‘Development of Technical Skills to Do Job with European Union Countries and European Institutions’ will begin on February 2010 at Bahçeşehir University’. The Master’s program will be for decision makers, entrepreneurs and civil society staff who want to specialize about relations with EU institutions, financial resources and the negotiation process issues. General issues as outlined in the European Union Relations Program are EU enlargement process, The structure of the EU institutions and EU common policies. Also in addition to these general issues program will include following technical issues:
- How to benefit from grants, funds and loans?
- How to write project?
- How to go to the tenders?
- What is impact analysis and how to analyse it?
- How to lobby?
- What are intellectual property rights and how is it applied?
- How to negotiate?
In the context of the European Institutions Program Leyla Arsan, the CEO of TAGES will give lectures about Framework of Brussels Based Programs which will involve how the funding system works in the EU, how can Turkey and Turkish organizations benefit from the funding, how to make cooperative projects, what is the process and the procedures for funding programmes. Also the other lectures and valuable faculty members who will provide lessons are will be as the following:
- Credit facilities for Accession Countries, Tülin DANIŞ
- EU Grants and Project Management, Rana BİRDEN
- Impact Analyses, Dr. ŞebnemKARAUÇAK
- Auditing in Europe, Bennar BALKAYA
- Art of Negotiation, Alvaro de SATO
- Negotiating Techniques, Nilgün ARISAN
- Lobbying in Brussels, Jean PIRLOT – Assoc. Prof. Selcen ÖNER
- Enlargement, Turkey and EU Relations, Dr. Cengiz AKTAR
- EU Institutions, Assoc. Prof. Özgür Ünal ERİŞ
- EU Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Assoc. Prof. Selin ÖZOĞUZ
European Union Relations Master’s Program registration will begin for the Spring 2010 semester and information days will be organized between 7th and 16th January of 2010 at Bahçeşehir University Teras C.
For more information and registration:
Tel: +90 212 381 04 93