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European studies in Turkey have gone through intensive development in the  last few years, especially after the Helsinki summit. Today about one third of Turkish universities have started a research or teaching activity connected with the European integration process. Most of this work has been done without any help from the European Commission. Actually, among the Commission’s programs, in the fields of education and culture only Jean Monnet Action is active in Turkey, and that only since 2001. European studies in Turkish universities are characterized by a double concentration: territorial and sectorial. In order to sustain further development of European studies in Turkey three initiatives in education should be implemented: short courses for the training of the public officers; a networking program among Turkish and member states’ universities; and more importantly the establishment of a new institution dedicated to EU studies.

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Angelo Santagostino
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