28 July 2016
Istanbul – ESI seminar on ongoing projects and future research
Slideshow: ESI Istanbul Seminar 2016

ESI staff and a few external guests met for a seminar on the island of BŁyŁkada near Istanbul (28-30 July) to discuss ongoing ESI projects and future research. Issues debated were:

  • EU enlargement in the times of the refugee crisis and Brexit: Does the accession process still motivate reform?
  • EU leverage assessed: Turkey, Macedonia, Bosnia (case studies)
  • Progress Reports – how to improve the EU's key tool?
  • Non-refoulement, asylum and border control: Is there a red line between serious and farcical asylum status determination?
  • Border case studies and their implications (Turkey-Greece, Turkey-Bulgaria, Serbia-Hungary, Ukraine-Poland, Ukraine-Slovakia, Russia-Norway)
  • Writing for impact
Photo: ESI
Photo: ESI
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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.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com