The German-Turkish Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities (GMT)

Venue: Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Location: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2010 End Date/Time: May 21, 2010
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Germany Meets Turkey ( is an active network of young people from across the world who have an active interest in the German-Turkish relations. Members can join the forum by taking part in a GMT Weeklong Seminar. The forthcoming GMT Weeklong Seminar will be held in Berlin from 16th – 21st May 2010.

The Forum is aimed at young professionals and students, economists, diplomatic and political representatives, and civil society practitioners. The weeklong seminar will consist of lectures, seminars, workshops and panel discussions by leading figures from the fields of politics, diplomacy, civil society, academia, and the private sector, which will offer a range of perspectives on the issues at stake, the challenges ahead, and the new strategies and approaches being taken to address these challenges. The program will be complemented by cultural and social activities that will provide an opportunity to experience the diversity of the respective cultures and provide networking opportunities between the participants themselves, as well as between the participants and speakers.

In particular, the seminar will focus on the following issues:

· Turkish Migration to Germany and the Impacts of the 2007 Immigration Act

· Scientific and academic cooperation

· German-Turkish Business Relations and the implications of the Economic Crisis

· The Accession of Turkey to the European Union

· Approaches to peacekeeping and humanitarian intervention

· Co-operation on green technologies and protection of the environment

To apply to the program, please visit:

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