The EastWest Institute, in partnership with the Turkish/European Coordination Council, TUDEV (Turkish Speaking World Foundation), and AIMEE (Aider une Maman a l'Education de ses Enfants), convened a conference in Brussels on May 3rd on the “Sociography of the Turkish community living in Europe and the implications in the relations between the European Union and Turkey

The full day event, held at the Palais d’Egmond thanks to the support of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign affairs, covered the problems related to women, youth, education and school drop-off, integration, the extreme right, and social discrimination as well as the impact of migration in European countries and on EU-Turkey relations.

Speakers at the conference included Sait YAZICIOGLU, Turkey’s Minister of Immigration, Brigitte GROUWELS, Belgian Minister for Equal Opportunities, Dr. Yusuf Ziya İRBEÇ, AKP Deputy and member of the commission for Turkey's integration to the EU, and Fuat TANLAY, Turkish Ambassador to Belgium.

The outcomes of the event will soon be published in a report that will be distributed to European parliamentarians.

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