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Turkey's European Future: Youth is the Key, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
  In this issue of Turkish Policy Quarterly we focus on one of our salient  priorities :Youth. In particular, we concentrate on youth participation - within Turkey and the EU – in politics, social change, cultural...
EU Policies towards the Young Generation, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
Recent years have seen big changes in youth policy at both the European and Member State levels. Youth involvement in politics has become a bigger issue, and politicians are coming around to recognizing the crucial role of our young people in...
A Youthful Turkey: An Asset or a Burden for the EU?, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
This article explores topics related to Turkey's demography and immigration to the European Union, as well as the competitive pressure Turkey might add to the EU upon its prospective membership.. The article goes on to ask what Turkey's role...
Young Leaders Rising out of the Generation of Cynics, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
As a consequence of the conditions the country has been in, the Turkish youth is not only frustrated with their life, but also feeling hopeless about the future. They are unwilling to change their lives, but are expecting some external factor to...
Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Politicians: Why Europe cannot Afford to Ignore the Role of Youth, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
Europe’s democracy is at risk. Forget the threat of terrorism, the rise of nationalism and the migratory patterns of sick birds. The threat is not external, but emerges in the guise of political frustration among Europe’s youngest voters....
Engaging Young People with the Public Achievement Model, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
The central argument of this paper is that political disengagement or apathy cannot be construed as young people’s “problems”. They are in fact problems resulting from schooling of young people in institutions where technical...
Beyond Communication Campaigns: Educating Youth on Turkey's EU Accession and Civil Society, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
In search of a new identity, Dutch society is facing many challenges. Two political murders within two years and growing tensions among ethnically Dutch and their Muslim compatriots require a critical self-evaluation. An active younger generation is...
Soul Searching for a New Dutch Identity, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
In search of a new identity, Dutch society is facing many challenges. Two political murders within two years and growing tensions among ethnically Dutch and their Muslim compatriots require a critical self-evaluation. An active younger generation is...
Young Austrians: Confronted by a Nation in Doubt, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
This article explains Austrians’ skepticism against EU-enlargement to the Bosporus, what youngsters think about it and how that might change agenda one day. In Austria only a minority is convinced of the advantages of the European Union....
Education: An Overarching 'Acquis' for Turkey, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
Turkey aims to transform into a knowledge society with a highly competitive economy capable of sustainable development and eventually become a member of the European Union. Education is of strategic importance in pursuit of these challenging goals,...
Youth in European Politics: Risks and Opportunities, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
This article delves into the uncertainty of youth involvement in the European political arena today. Especially focusing on the case of the European Democrat Students (EDS), the article outlines how young people today can get involved in EU affairs...
Towards a New Pattern of Youth Participation, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
  Youth participation is one of the controversial issues all over the world. The legacy of the 1968 generation has been replaced by generations whom are supposed to be global consumers. Perceptions of the youth are colored with...
Turkish Youth: Voices to Be Heard, Spring 2006Monday, June 5, 2006
Based on original findings from qualitative interviews with university students in four Turkish cities, this article explains the connection between civil society and politics in Turkey as it pertains to university students. In particular, it...