Türkiye Çalışmaları Merkezi, Prof. Dr. Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe koordinatörlüğünde yürütülen Avrupa Birliği (AB) Jean Monnet Modülü kapsamında, 27 Haziran 2018 (Çarşamba) tarihinde 14:00-15:30 saatleri arasında Kadir Has Üniversitesi Cibali Kampüsü'ndeki Galata Salonu'nda “The EU’s Role in the Neighbourhood and its Relations with Turkey” başlıklı bir konferans düzenleyecektir.
Avrupa Birliği (AB) Türkiye Delegasyonu Başkanı Büyükelçi Christian Berger'in ana konuşmacı olarak katılacağı Jean Monnet konferansı çerçevesinde, Türkiye'yi de içine alan bir coğrafyada AB'nin rolü ve Türkiye-AB ilişkilerinin mevcut durumununun tartışılması planlanmaktadır.
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Christian BERGER currently holds the position of Head of EU Delegation to Turkey (as of 1 November 2016).In previous positions he served from 2011 to 2016 as Director/Deputy Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels.From 2008 to 2011 he was EU Representative / Head of Delegationin Jerusalem. From 2006 to 2008 he held the position of Head of the Crisis Response and Peace-buildingUnit in the European Commission’s Directorate General for External Relations. He was responsible for the co-ordination, policy work, planning and implementation of the European Commission’s world-wide interventions in crisis response, conflict prevention and peace-building, and the management of the Instrument of Stability.From 2005 to 2006 he served as EU-Representative to the Quartet Special Envoy(James Wolfensohn), working mainly on the Rafah Agreement (Egypt-Gaza border crossing), the Access and Movement Agreement, and on issues related to the economic recovery and governance in the Palestinian Territory.In 1997 Christian Berger joined the European institutions in Brussels. At first he worked at the Committee of the Regions, and as of 1999 with the European Commission(DG RELEX) where he was responsible for relations with Syria, and as from 2001 he worked as Political Advisor on Middle Eastern issues, in particular the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.From 1994-1996 he worked as Deputy Director at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE) in Vienna, and Secretary of the OSCE Permanent Council. He also served as Deputy Executive Secretary to the Joint Consultative Group (Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe) and the Open Skies Consultative Commission.In previous positions he served as operations officer with the Austrian UN-PeacekeepingBattalion on the Golan (UNDOF), and from 1989 to 1994 worked with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Gaza and Jerusalem, mainly on legal issues; during that time he also served as liaison officer to the Israeli & Egyptian authorities, and to the then emerging Palestinian Authority.Christian Berger is Austrian citizen; is married with two children; and he holds degrees in law from the Universities of Vienna and London.