Ayselin YILDIZ Yaşar University

Events

Upcoming 

Online Seminar: "Smart Phones: The only friend and guide of refugees on their perilous journey"

Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal, May 15 2017
Keynote Speech a "Changing world, changing attitudes" 

Smart Phones : The only friend and guide of refugees on their perilous journey

Assist.Prof.Dr.Ayselin YILDIZ, Yasar University, Turkey
UNESCO Chair on International Migration

Smart phones are not only the facilitators of our lives and but also the connectors between societies and ideas all over the world. Despite their contributions to the development of humankind, they also constitute a challenge if used for immoral purposes which might threaten the security of information and our lives as well.

While the “security” and “smart phones” are mostly associated within a negative context, smart phones have totally a different role in refugees and migrants’ lives; they are the source of survival. Referring to the interviews I have conducted with several refugees and migrants (Syrians, Afghans, Pakistanis, Iraqis, Eritreans) transiting Turkey to reach Europe, smart phones are mentioned as lifesavers on their perilous journeys; to contact smugglers, to find out routes, to inform their followers about the next border crossings and to check-in for announcing safe arrival to the targeted destinations. Having left all their belongings back in the ruined homes, having lost their family members somewhere on their journey, smart phones are their only friend and guide on the dramatic and lonely journey of survival.

 

Seminer: Multeci Gorusmelerinde Psikolojinin Rolu ve Disiplinlerarasi Yaklasimin Gerekliligi

"Multeci Gorusmelerinde Psikolojinin Rolu ve Disiplinlerarasi Yaklasimin Gerekliligi"

25 Mayis 2017
Yasar Universitesi, Psikoloji Bolumu
Program

Online Lecture: Project Budget, Financial Reporting

1-2 June 2017
As a team member of JMM coordinated by Eastern European University, Ukraine
Subjects: PCM, Project Budget, Financial Reporting, Dissemination, Evaluation and Sustainibility

Göç ve Uyum Politikalarında Vatandaşlık: Karşılaştırmalı bir değerlendirme

Yayin asamasinda

Ozet:

Vatandaşlık konusu, göç ve uyum politikalarının en önemli unsurlarından birini oluşturmakla beraber, göçmen ve mülteciler için ‘geçici’ veya ‘misafir’ olma durumundan sağlıklı ve başarılı bir ‘kalıcılığa’ dönüşme aşamasını da temsil eder. ‘Toplumsal kabul’ ve ‘uyumun’ iki yönlü, karşılıklı gelişimini gerekli kılan vatandaşlık konusu, göç yönetiminin  uzun-dönemli ve kapsamlı bir çerçevede gelişmesini öngörmektedir. Bu bağlamda, transit bir göç ülkesi olmanın yanı sıra, ayrıca göç alan hedef ülke konumunda olan Türkiye’nin, çeşitlenen yeni göç hareketlerine bağlı olarak göç ve vatandaşlık konularını bütüncül bir bakış açısıyla uzun dönemli etkileri olacak politikalar kapsamında ele alması beklenmektedir. Bu çalışma, göç ve vatandaşlık konusunu, Türkiye’deki yeni yasal düzenlemeler kapsamında , esnek ve liberal yaklaşımlar ile muhafazakar yaklaşımları uygulayan ülke örneklerini karşılaştırarak inceleyecektir.

Forthcoming Publication: "Political Economy of Morocco: EU is an anchor for neo-liberal transformation?"

"Political Economy of Morocco: EU is an anchor for neo-liberal transformation?" in Political Economy of Muslim Countries, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Abstract

Referring to its colonial history and institutional specificities, Morocco has always been a significant country in terms of its political and economic relations with the EU. The EU is Morocco’s primary trading partner, accounting for approximately 29.25 billion Euros in 2014, the bulk which is composed of textiles and agricultural goods (European Commission, 2015). The EU is by far Morocco’s largest economic partner, constituting over 50 per cent of its external trade and more then 70 per cent of its foreign direct investment.

Being in the European neighbourhood policy (ENP), Morocco has a privileged relationship with the EU as it was granted ‘advanced status’ in 2008, which labelled Morocco as a closer EU ally than other North African country. Beyond the ‘everything but institutions’ status of the ENP, ‘advanced status’ offers enhanced cooperation, including political dialogue, trade liberalisation, cultural and human exchange, and a general alignment of the Moroccan economy to the standards of the EU’s internal market. Accordingly, Europeanization of the Moroccan economy has been the area for which EU-Moroccan cooperation is most strongly framed through a relation described as ‘more than association, but less than accession’. Indeed, access to European economic markets, and free trade as a tool for development, constitute the central and most influential incentives in fostering the mechanism of EU conditionality dominating EU-Moroccan relations. However, while setting out an ambitious roadmap for the progressive and sustained development of bilateral relations, ‘advanced status’ has fallen behind its potential, although it does provide a more conducive platform for the Europeanization of Moroccan policies.

This chapter examines how the EU-Morocco cooperation and existing interdependencies influence the economic liberalisation and the transformation to neo-liberal development in Morocco. By elaborating focusing on the progressive impacts of democratic reforms, it argues whether this transformation and neo-liberal compromise have succeeded to abandon the “state-development model” in Morocco or pave way to reconstitution of the powers of the state within a new framework.

Forthcoming Research Report: "Perception of Smuggling Business and Decision Making Processes of Migrants

Publisher: IOM

Forthcoming Proceeding: Externalization of European Asylum Policy: Evidences from Migration Crisis of 2015 and EU-Turkey Deal

Publisher: TUBA

Abstract

European Union (EU) countries, faced with unprecedented number of migrants and refugees in 2015, once more failed to take collective action as regards to their commitments to asylum and international protection. While slow but decent progress has been achieved in terms of EU’s aims to have a Common European Asylum System, it is observed that EU is more likely externalising its asylum practices towards non-member third countries in a securitized context which creates more challenges across a broad region including the EU’s immediate neighbourhood. Border closures, low rate of resettlements and the EU-Turkey deal of March 2016 demonstrate that externalisation occurs in the form of mainly shifting and keeping asylum applications out of Europe and implementing policy of return. Accordingly, this paper examines the EU’s common practice of externalisation of asylum practices with reference to the case of the European migration crisis and argues the EU-Turkey deal of 2016 as a new action of this externalization domain.

Past Events

Training: Project Planning for Izmir DG Migration Management

'Project Planning for Calls on Migration'; The training is designed only for the experts of Izmir DG Migration Management

27-28 April 2017

 

Seminar: Migrant Smuggling in the Aegean Region

Presentation: Fifth Global International Conference

Fifth Global International Studies Conference 1-3 April, 2017, Taipei, Taiwan

"From regional crisis to policy formulation: Repercussions of refugee crisis on EU-Turkey Relations”

Jean Monnet Module Semineri: Uluslararasi Proje Kaynaklarına Basvuru Surec Yonetimi

Seminer: "Gocmen Kacakciligi ve Insan Ticareti ile Mucadele", IOM

Göçmen Kaçakçılığı ve İnsan Ticareti ile Mücadele Semineri
(Counter Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking Seminar)

4-6 Ocak 2017, Izmir
23 Mart 2017, Antalya

IOM, Goc Idaresi Genel Mudurlugu, Sahil Guvenlik Komutanligi ve Ingiltere Buyukelciligi

Jean Monnet Modul Semineri: Turkiye-AB Iliskilerinde bir Entegrasyon Araci olarak AB Mali Yardimlari, ESIAD

Jean Monnet Semineri: “Türkiye-AB İlişkilerinde bir Entegrasyon Aracı olarak AB Mali Yardımları”
Ege Sanayici ve İş Adamları Derneği, 22 Aralık 2016

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Seminar: "Irregular Migration and Refugee Movements at the Aegean Sea", Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants

Presentation: An Academic Perspective on Irregular Migration Movements
15-16 December 2016, İzmir
Organized by Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM)

Programme

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Seminer: "Goc ve Uyum", Izmir Valiligi Il Goc Idaresi Mudurlugu

Uluslararasi Gocmenler Gunu Etkinligi
İzmir Valiligi İl Göç İdaresi Müdürlüğü
Sunum: Goc ve Uyum Politikalari
16.12.2016
Program
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Symposium: "2nd Turkish-German Frontiers of Social Science Symposium 2016"

2nd Turkish-German Frontiers of Social Science Symposium 2016
"Forced Migration: Structures, Actors, Processes"
November 24 – 27, 2016
Gelsenkirchen, Germany
"Turkey’s Evolving Immigration Policy and its Implications on Turkey-EU Relations"

Seminar: "Europe from Outside Seminars", University of Torino

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Universita di Torino, 17 November 2016
Europe from Outside Seminars

Speech at "Assembly of European Regions Committee on Regional Development and Economy"

"Migration and Employment in Turkey"
Organized by Assembly of European Regions
9.11.2016
Registration: https://aer.eu/event/autumn-committees-plenary/

International Symposium on "Refugees and Migrants: A Global Problem or an Asset"

tubaInternational Symposium on “Refugees and Migrants: A Global Problem or an Asset” jointly organised by Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) & Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA)
20-23 October 2016, Ankara
Paper Presentation: “Policy and Politics of European Migration Crisis: Insights from a Field Research in Izmir”

Research Workshop: "ARGE Proje Gunleri"

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ARGE Proje Günleri-Ulusal ve AB Hibe Programları, Proje Yönetimi
Tarih: 13-14 Ekim 2016
Yer: Yaşar Üniversitesi Konferans Salonu

https://projegunleri.yasar.edu.tr

Presentation

 

 

 

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Bu etkinlik "AB Hibeleri ve Proje Yönetimi" isimli Jean Monnet Modülü kapsamında ve Yaşar Üniversitesi Bilgi ve Teknoloji Transfer Ofisi işbirliğinde düzenlenmektedir.

Seminar: "21.Yuzyilda Uluslararasi Goc", Yeditepe Universitesi"

21.Yüzyılda Uluslararası Göç, Yeditepe Üniversitesi, 10-11 Ekim 2016
"Avrupa'da Göçmen Sorununu Anlamak: MEDMIG Projesi Araştırma Bulguları"

Training: Project Planning and EU Grant Programmes

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24-27 September 2016, Mersin
Ministry of Education Mersin Directorate General

Seminar: Keynote Speaker at EAIE's Spotlight Seminar

EAIE Spotlight Seminar: 'Integrating refugees into higher education: solutions for a generation on the run'
Amsterdam, 9-10 June 2016
Keynote Speakers:
Helena LINDHOLM (University of Gothenburg) and Ayselin YILDIZ

Presentation

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Panel:"Conflicts on NATO`s Southeastern Flank: Migration and Violent Extremism"

“Conflicts on NATO`s Southeastern Flank: Migration and Violent Extremism”
NATO Allied Land Command, Izmir
27 May 2016

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Panel: "Challenges for European Asylum Policy: People and Crisis in Limbo"

"Challenges for European Asylum Policy: People and Crisis in Limbo"
Panel organized by DAAD (Ankara), 24.05.2016

Presentation
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Conference: "International Migration and Diplomacy"

International Migration and Diplomacy May 18, 2016
Koc University, MIREKOC and Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Center for Strategic Research

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Seminar: Migration as a Challenge in EU-Turkey Relations"
Seminar: "Refugee Crisis and EU Turkey Deal"

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Workshop Presentation: "Refugees in Turkey"

Keynote Speech: "Refugees in Izmiroxford uni seminar: in transit, stranded or settling down? Account from a key migration hub in Turkey"
18 March, 2016 at University of Oxford, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), South East European Studies (SEESOX)

 

Jean Monnet Module Reading Material (GRAF020)
Online Seminar Series between Yasar University and University of Pittsburgh

(This activity is organized as part of the enhanced institutional cooperation between Yasar University and University of Pittsburgh as part of FP7 project, EUGLOBAL)

Programme 

Reading List for Seminar on November 13, 17:00-18:30, Senate Room)
Topic: Population and Migration 
Session Coordinators: Christopher Blasco and Ayselin Yıldız

Reading List for Seminar on November 6, 17:00-18:30, Senate Room)
Topic: Conflict and Proliferation of Weapons
Session Coordinators: Christopher Blasco and Nazif Mandacı 

Reading List for Online Seminar with Uni.Pitt (October 16, 18:00-19:30) Senate Room
Topic: Inequality and Poverty

 

Seminar: "EU's Asylum Policy"

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