The Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul and the European Stability Initiative organised a brainstorming at the General Consulate of Sweden in Istanbul
Recharging accession policy – a policy proposal
Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 14.00-16.30
General Consulate of Sweden
Istiklal Caddesi 247 (Tünel)
34433 Beyoglu, Istanbul
ESI's Gerald Knaus met with leading members of Turkish civil Society and gave a presentation on the crisis in enlargement policy – and ways to preserve the integrity of the process.
In recent months ESI has presented concrete policy proposals in Stockholm, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Ankara, Zagreb, The Hague and elsewhere – on how the European Union could restore the credibility of EU accession policy. ESI believes that there is enormous power in credible assessments to mobilise reformers and civil society in accession countries. Credible assessments could help set the reform agenda. They could also show when countries move backwards. They help restore the trust of EU member states in the process.
- Rumeli Observer: Enlargement reloaded – ESI proposal for a new generation of progress reports (31 January 2014)
- Video presentation: Enlargement and the benefits of competition