Conducted By

Stephanie Leysen

Stéphanie Leysen holds a LLM in International and European Law from the University of Antwerp and a Master's degree in Human Rights Law with International Conflict & Security from Kent University. She is passionate about human rights, migration and environmental issues and has worked on these topics at different international organisations. Stéphanie is fluent in Dutch, English and French.

As part of our “Beyond Europe” research program, we have interviewed Cengiz Aktar who is a professor of political science at the University of Athens and a columnist for Ahval. Among many other issues, we discussed the way in which the European Union can further instrumentalize IPA Funds (Pre-Accession Funds) not only for the existing civil society but also for the dismissed civil society representatives. Moreover,  we talked about the challenges that both civic and political opposition face in terms of cooperation, as well as the upcoming local elections in Turkey, scheduled to take place on 31st of March 2019.



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