26 March 2014
Istanbul Brainstorming on "Recharging accession policy"
Photo: ESI
Photo: ESI

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.

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

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