A joint seminar by the affiliated to the Council of Europe Istanbul and Symbiosis-Schools of Political Studies in Greece, investigating the possibilities for Politics of Friendship today, took place on 27-30 December 2014.
The joint seminar, held by the affiliated to the Council of Europe Istanbul and Thessaloniki Schools of Political studies, investigated the possibilities for politics of friendship. Turkish-Greek relations are marked by a long trajectory of enmity and tension. This encounter set out to explore the ‘other side’ of that history, focusing on initiatives that have promoted contact between the two societies and encouraged rapprochement.
The Civil School of Political Studies provides training on the basis of annual cycles with the core focus on democracy, human rights and the rule of law, with the participation of national and international experts. Selected participants attend the annual World Forum for Democracy, as well as a range of multilateral and bilateral meetings, events and networking activities. Symβiosis has already built a strong cooperation with Schools in Turkey, the Balkans, while there is growing collaboration with Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and the Southern Mediterranean.
The Istanbul European School of Political Studies is a cooperation between the Bogazici University and Anadolu Kultur Foundation.