VIADUCT — Enhancing Visibility of the Academic Dialogue on EU-Turkey Cooperation

The historical complexity and volatility of EU-Turkey relations are reflected by research and teaching in this field. There are inter­na­tional research projects as well as many smaller and nationally funded studies and projects dealing with Turkey, including its relationship with the EU. Linking these different projects, diffusing knowledge on the European Integration process and exploiting synergies between inter­na­tional players consti­tutes real added-value for European Integration studies.

To this end, VIADUCT builds a large network with partner insti­tu­tions in every EU member state, Turkey and the neigh­bourhood extending its outreach in research and teaching beyond the EU.

The VIADUCT network comprises of 40 partner insti­tu­tions and one extended network partner from 36 countries.

The Challenge faced by the VIADUCT Partners are the EU Turkey relations as a moving target. On the one hand Turkey is seen as a “key strategic partner for the EU”, on the other hand several inter­con­nected crises are profoundly affecting EU–Turkey relations.

VIADUCT’s objective is, hence, to promote research, teaching and policy dialogue on EU-Turkey relations. To do so, VIADUCT uses a 4 x 4 approach.

The 4 x 4 approach

1. The Four‑I Strategy: Inter­gen­er­a­tionality, Inter­dis­ci­pli­narity, Inter­na­tion­ality, Intertemporality

2. Four possible future scenarios of EU-Turkey relations: reference points for VIADUCT research, teaching and policy dialogue

3. The four cross-sectorial issues: multi­dis­ci­plinary synergie

4. Four dimen­sions of activities

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