TEMPI: Fresh ideas regarding Turkish-European Migration

Finding answers to issues regarding Turkish-European migration is the most important aim of the “Turkey Europe Migration Policy Initiative” (TEMPI) launched by Mercator alumni in the wake of the foundation’s Turkey Europe Future Forum (TEFF). The programme has brought together young Turkish and European leaders for intensive dialogue every year since 2015.

On 18 and 19 January 2020, alumni from all TEFF cohorts met in Istanbul to network and discuss new strategies for improving EU-Turkey relations. The working weekend was attended by alumni from various social organisations and external experts, including diplomats, Turkish government officials and UN staff. The participants drafted a paper on EU-Turkish cooperation on migration. They would very much like to continue – and institutionalise – TEMPI.