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Prof Dr Funda Tekin

Funda Tekin is director at the IEP and Honorary Professor at the Universität Tübingen.


  • PhD, from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Turkey and EU Studies (CETEUS) at University of Cologne (2016-2018)
  • Projectdirector of the following research projects: FEUTURE - The Future of EU-Turkey Relations: Mapping Dynamics and Testing Scenarios (H2020, 2016-2019); VIADUCT – Enhancing Visibility of the Academic Dialogue on EU-Turkey Cooperation (Jean Monnet Netzwerk, 2017-2020); TRIANGLE – Blickwechsel in EU/German-Turkish Relations Beyond Conflicts. Towards a Unique Partnership for a Contemporary Turkey? (Stiftung Mercator, 2017-2020).
  • Head of two work packages in the H2020 project "EU IDEA" on "Narratives on European constitutionalism and identity" and "National preferences on EU" (2019-2022)
  • Flying Faculty at the German-Turkish University (WS 2019/2020)
  • 2023 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow
  • Honorary Professor of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen


  • German-French working group of experts on EU institutional reforms
  • Editor of the quarterly journal "integration"
  • Co-editor „Europa von A bis Z. Taschenbuch der europäischen Integration“ (Springer)
  • Co-editor of the series "Turkey and European Union Studies" (Nomos)
  • Board of the Europäische Bewegung Deutschland e.V. (EBD)
  • Board of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA)
  • Executive Committee Europa Union Deutschland (EUD; co-opted)
  • EU-Turkey Bridge – A Standing Group on EU-Turkey Relations
  • Academic Council of the Arbeitsstelle europäische Jugendpolitik am Deutschen Jugendinstitut
  • Coelner Monnet Vereinigung für EU Studien e.V. (COMOS)
  • Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration (AEI)


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November 2023 October 2023
15th Annual Conference of the German-Nordic-Baltic Forum
September 2023
The European Union in an Age of Geopolitical Rivalries: Political Developments and Policy Responses
Pictures IEP Annual Conference 2023
July 2023 February 2023 December 2022 November 2022
Taking Stock: One Year Global Gateway Strategy
RESILIO model in a nutshell 
October 2022
Ukraine’s recovery: Signals after the International Expert Conference in Berlin
14th Annual Conference of the German-Nordic-Baltic Forum
September 2022
The Future of Europe: Questions, Concepts and Actors
Pictures IEP Annual Conference 2022
Europe's illiberal challenge: Value preferences and strategic populism in Central and Eastern Europe
July 2022 April 2022 February 2022 January 2022 December 2021
Networking Lab: Together against disinformation
November 2021
Anti-disinformation training for young Moldovans
October 2021 September 2021
EU integration at a crossroads: The future of the EU and German European policy
June 2021 April 2021
Disoriented on the world stage? The EU's foreign policy between China, Russia and the USA
March 2021
EU-Turkey relations following the European Council: Can a positive agenda work?
December 2020 November 2020 October 2020 June 2020
German pre-presidency conference: Shaping the future of Europe
May 2020