Target of the Study Visit
The WiP project will help students to understand the importance of a strategic partnership between Europe and Turkey and will orient participants to elaborate analysis on controversial topics: migrations, terrorism, climate change, financial crisis. The stay in Turkey will also be a unique opportunity to interact with Turkey’s ruling class. By the end of the program, students will have gained a deeper understanding of a key candidate country and of the mechanisms of partnership with Europe.
The goal of the WIP is to allow participants to open their minds and leave the pre-existing narrative behind. We will try to understand what obstacles hinder the EU accession process and what are the future prospects, in light of the recent isolationist and populist tendencies, that seem to have taken hold all over the world, from the United States to Europe.
Participants will also have the opportunity to discover in practice how dialogue and collaboration constitute always an asset: the extraordinary economic and commercial partnership between Turkey and EU make this relationship inevitable and – you will realize – even indispensable.