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The future of EU-Turkey relations: Mapping dynamics and testing scenarios – FEUTURE

FeutureELIAMEP participates in a new research project on EU-Turkey relations (FEUTURE) as part of a consortium of 15 universities and think tanks from the EU, Turkey and the neighbourhood. FEUTURE aims to:

  • map dynamics of E-Turkey relations in terms of underlying narratives and thematic drivers
  • substantiate a most likely future scenario(s) and assess its implications
  • draw policy recommendations for EU and Turkey.

ELIAMEP will be leading Work Package 6 on Migration Drivers and will be engaged in research in WPs on Economy, Security, Energy and Climate Change.

FEUTURE provides excellence by pursuing an ambitious, inspiring and innovative programme in a three-phased structure of elaboration, exploration and extrapolation. It applies an inter-temporal, inter-disciplinary and international approach by analyzing drivers within six thematic dimensions (politics, security, economics, energy, migration, identity) and across four levels of analysis (EU, Turkey, neighbourhood, global). The elaboration and exploration phases of the project culminate in an extrapolation phase in which FEUTURE integrates new knowledge by substantiating and testing the implications of three ideal-type future scenarios for EU-Turkey relations: conflict, cooperation and convergence.


Panagiota Manoli (Research Coordinator; WP Security, Economy). Email: manoli@eliamep.gr

Angeliki Dimitriadi (WP Leader; WP Migration). Email: angeliki@eliamep.gr

Thanos Dokos (WP Security). Email: thanos.eliamep@gmail.com

Theodoros Tsakiris (WP Energy and Climate Change). Email: tsakiris@eliamep.gr

Funding:                                  EU – Horizon 2020. Total: €2,500,895.63

Duration:                                 2016-2019

Project’s Site:                          http://www.feuture.eu/

Facebook:                                www.facebook.com/feuture.eu

Twitter:                                     @FEUTURE_EU


More on the Project at  http://www.feuture.eu/

 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692976

 Project  News:

  • Οn 8 February 2017, Dr Panagiota Manoli, briefed European Commission officials on ‘Will the EU-Turkey migration deal survive? at the FEUTURE Closed – doors Discussion ‘2017: A make or break year for EU-Turkey relations?
  • The latest newsletter is available here
  • ELIAMEP hosts the Joint Working Meeting of WPs on Migration and Identity(Athens, 22-23 September 2016)


Evolution of the EU’s and Turkey’s Security Interests, Threat Perceptions and Discourse. FEUTURE Online Paper No. 3

Author: Soli Özel, Pol Morillas, Jakob Lindgaard. Date: April 2017

Energy and Climate Strategies, Interests and Priorities of the EU and Turkey. FEUTURE Online Paper No. 2

Author: Lorenzo Colantoni, Dicle Korkmaz, Nicolò Sartori, Mirja Schroeder, Duygu Sever-Mehmetoglu, Suhnaz Yilmaz. Date: March 2017

The discursive construction of Turkey’s role for European energy security: a critical geopolitical perspective. FEUTURE PhD Online Paper No. 1

Author: Mirja Schröder, M.A. Date: March 2017

The future of EU-Turkey relations: between mutual distrust and interdependency

FEUTURE Online Paper No 1
Author: Bilge Yabanci, Istituto Affari Internazionali (visiting researcher). Date: November 2016

Mapping periods and milestones of past EU-Turkey relations FEUTURE. Working Paper.

Authors: Hanna-Lisa Hauge, Wolfgang Wessels, University of Cologne, Nurdan Selay Bedir, Atila Eralp, Middle East Technical University. Date: September 2016

Turkey and the European Union: Scenarios for 2023. FEUTURE Background Paper

Author: Nathalie Tocci. Date: September 2016

All Publications available to download at  http://www.feuture.eu/

Events & Related Text

  • Dr. Thanos Dokos participated in the 1st Scientific and Policy Advisory Board Meeting (Brussels, 23 March 2017)
  • On 8 February 2017 Dr. Panagiota Manoli participated in the project’s Steering Committee which took place in Brussels.
  • Dr. Theodoros Tsakiris participated in the Joint WP 3-5 Meeting held in Ankara on 26-27 September 2016.

ELIAMEP Researchers Dr Angeliki Dimitriadi and Assistant Professor Panagiota Manoli pacticipated in the kick-off Conference of the FEUTURE project (The future of EU-Turkey relations: Mapping dynamics and testing scenarios) which was hosted by Bilgi University (Istanbul) on 26 and 27 May 2016.

Further information at http://www.feuture.eu/

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