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29/09/2022 - 03:22

Since its establishment, the Centre for European Studies aims to contribute to the field through various research activities and publications. For this aim, CES has coordinated or acted as a partner in many national and European level research and implementation projects, mostly funded by the European Commission, since its establishment. A non-exclusive list of those projects is presented below. For more recent projects, please visit Completed Projects and Ongoing Projects.


  • Europe as an Item on the Identity Card: Conceptualization of European Identity by the European Academy and Public, European Commission Jean Monnet Programme. Duration: 2004 - 2005.
  • The EU Enlargement Process and Europeanization: Comparative Perspectives from the Views of Young Researchers, European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programme, Duration: 2006-2007.
  • Training the Young Turkish Leaders of Tomorrow: Social and Regional Policy in the Turkish Accession Process, European Commission Civil Society Dialogue: Europa-Bridges of Knowledge Programme, Duration: 2006-2007.
  • Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (CES-METU JMCE), Lifelong Learning Programme, Duration: 2007-2010.
  • Mobilizing Local Networks for a Better Informed Dialogue on Turkeys Accession to the EU (ACCESS-TR), IPA Information and Communication Programme: Support for actions promoting a better informed public debate about EU Enlargement. Duration: 2008-2009.
  • Strengthening and Integrating Academic Networks (SInAN), Promotion of the Civil Society Dialogue between European Union and Turkey: Universities Grant Scheme, Duration: 2008-2009.
  • The EU and sub-regional multilateralism in Europe's sea basins: Neighbourhood, Enlargement and Multilateral Cooperation (EU-4-SEAS), European Commission FP 7 SSH Collaborative Research Project: Duration: 2009-2011.
  • European Polity Post-Lisbon (EUPOLIS), Lifelong Learning Programme, Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group, Duration: 2009-2011.
  • Wider Europe, deeper integration? EU Constitutionalisation and Enlargement Network (EU-CONSENT), European Commission FP6: Duration: 2005-2008.
  • Enhancing the Comparative Research Capacity of the CES (CES-CER), European Commission SSA, Duration: 2005-2008.
  • Linking Interdisciplinary Integration Studies by Broadening the European Network (LISBOAN), Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus Academic Networks, Duration: October 2010- September 2013.