Istanbul – Brainstorming on "Recharging accession policy"

26 March 2014
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.