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300.000€ Grant for CETEUS

European Union’s Erasmus+ programme

CETEUS | Jean Monnet Lehrstuhl

The Centre for Turkey and EU Studies (CETEUS) at the University of Cologne, led by Prof. em. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels, has successfully applied for a grant in the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme.

In the sub-programme “Jean Monnet Networks”, the CETEUS project was granted the sum of 300.000€ by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) which administrates the programme on behalf of the European Commission. Under the directorship of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels and Dr. Funda Tekin, VIADUCT represents a network of 40 partners in the EU, Turkey and the neighbourhood.

Jean Monnet Networks foster the creation and development of consortia of international players (Higher Education Institutions, Centres of Excellence, departments, teams, individual experts, etc.) in the area of European Union studies in order to gather information, exchange practices, build knowledge and promote the European integration process across the world. Entitled “"Enhancing VIsibility of the Academic DialogUe on EU-Turkey CooperaTion" (VIADUCT)”, the CETEUS application, drafted by Vice-Director Funda Tekin and the CETEUS-Team (Johannes Wolters and Alina Thieme), received an excellent rating (96,5 out of 100) in the evaluation procedure. Together with 45 different projects, it was selected for funding from among a field of more than 320 applications submitted.

Funda Tekin speaks in the name of the team: “We are honoured that VIADUCT enhances the internationalisation of research and teaching on EU-Turkey-relations.“

Congratulations on receiving the grant!