Rethink Europe‘s future Call for application 2018



The Forum is organized by Stiftung Mercator, a German private foundation, in cooperation with TÜSİAD, a Turkish voluntary business organization.The objective of the eight-day young leader’s programme is to strengthen the ties between future decision makers from Turkey and Europe with a view to leveraging European discourse and creating a network based on mutual trust. In workshops, lectures and intercultural training, the participants share their sector- and country-specific perspectives and learn from each other.Which scenario for the future of the post-Brexit EU will prevail? Will Emmanuel Macron’s pro-European tendencies lead to the strengthening of the Franco-German axis many have been waiting? What will be the official German position in the aftermath of the post-election standstill? Will, on the other hand, illiberal tendencies in some member states gain momentum? What consequences may the changes within Europe’s framework have for neighbors and accession candidates, especially Turkey? These questions are at the core of our Forum 2018 for which you can apply now.

Location: France, Germany


All costs of participating including travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses will be covered.


1. Turkish, German or EU citizenship (non-EU citizens may be accepted via case-by-case decisions)

2. Excellent university degree (preferably Master)

3. Between two and ten years of work experience (internships not included) in the areas of politics, economic affairs, administration, culture, media, academia or civil society

Eligible Regions: Turkey, European Union, Balkans, Europe

Application Process:

Apply online through the given link including a motivation letter and CV.