Inside the ESI kitchen
How to help Turkey get visa-free travel
How to do advocacy and write reports
The 101 on Turkish visa liberalisation
Istanbul - 29 to 31 May 2014
The Schengen White List – visa liberalisation project has been one of ESI's most successful research and advocacy campaigns ever. Our work has been discussed in hundreds of articles across Europe. So far almost every one of our policy proposals has also been adopted. And the campaign is not over yet. Now it is Turkey's turn to get visa-free travel from the EU.
What is the secret of a successful advocacy effort in the area of visa liberalisation? How can sceptics be convinced? At the end of May we share our secrets in Istanbul.
If you are a Turkish analyst, expert, journalist or young civil servant
If you are professionally interested in our experience on visa liberalisation
then we invite you to
A HOW-TO seminar
the ESI White List Visa campaign
the event will start on in the late afternoon of 29 May and end on 31 May.
If you are interested, and are fluent in English, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
A short CV (similar to these, just giving a few highlights)
A one page letter of motivation why you are interested in this topic,
and what you might do with what you learn (in English)
There is still a limited number of places available –
if you want to be considered write to us as soon as you can.
Please also give us a Skype address or telephone number so we can call you.
Making the case for visa free travel for Turkey with President Gul and his team – Gerald Knaus, Giuliano Amato, and Otto Schily at TEPAV in Ankara
We will cover two hotel nights and food. The event will either take place in Istanbul or on the Princes Islands.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Issues we will cover
How we research visa roadmap implementation
How we write to convince
How we present to persuade
How we network
Who needs to be convinced
The Visa & Border 101
How some countries made it
How some have failed
What is really special about Turkey
The Turkish myths to deconstruct
Launch of the Schengen White List Turkey Project with Giuliano Amato in Istanbul in 2011 – On the train from Amsterdam to Brussels: Gerald Knaus, Selim Yenel, Jean Christophe Filori
ABOUT THE WHITE LIST PROJECT
See here for the media echo and impact so far
See here the glossary of key terms
See here: the story of the Balkans
See here: Kosovo, the failure
We are grateful to the German Stiftung Mercator for supporting our work on the visa issue in Turkey