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The Only Researcher from Turkey

Academic Member of Yaşar University Department of International Relations and Director of the European Union Research Center, Assoc. Prof. Gökay Özerim has become the one researcher from Turkey selected for the Pool of European Youth Researchers, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission. Assoc. Prof. Özerim has many national and international papers and projects on international migration, young refugees, integration and adaptation, dynamics of the young population in Europe and the Middle East.

The Pool of European Youth Researchers consists of nearly 30 researchers from different European countries and is a platform providing significant inputs that mainly concern youth strategies and policies. Academic Member of Yaşar University Department of International Relations and Director of the European Union Research Center, Assoc. Prof. Gökay Özerim has become the one researcher from Turkey selected to join this platform in its researches for the next three years. “The group of researchers selected under the coordination of the Council of Europe and the European Commission are collaborating to produce projects and policy proposals in a wide range of areas connected to youth including education, employment, rights, representation, sustainability, gender equality, etc. Subsequently, the researches conducted and the inputs provided are made available for the researchers that conduct studies in the field of youth, as well as for the civil society and public institutions that develop policies and activities for youth. These inputs also include training tools along with the papers published. To go beyond the existing discourse that sports the youth as the future of countries, I believe in the importance of actual multidisciplinary actions taken to recognize youth rights that treat each member of the young population as individuals, to create opportunities for them, and to eliminate inequalities. In this respect, the Pool of European Youth Researchers has been a highly important international platform that contributed to the field of youth with the studies conducted by numerous esteemed researchers under its roof for many years,” said Assoc. Prof. Özerim.

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