Ankara University European Research Center is an
interdisciplinary research and training center founded
to promote knowledge and understanding of the European
Union (EU), its member states, and Turkey-EU relations.
It is the oldest institution in its academic field in
Turkey. It was founded in 1987, the year in which Turkey
applied to the European Community for membership.
organize training programs on the various aspects of the
EU particularly for the civil servants, employees of the
private sector and NGOs, and new graduates of the
● to conduct and promote high level research studies
that facilitate the understanding of the EU and EU
● to organize panels, conferences and cultural events to
disseminate the results of its activities, encourage
studies and stimulate national and international
cooperation devoted to various subjects of the EU;
● to create and take part in the projects and programs
that aim Turkey's harmonization with various EU
● to publish the outcome of its activities and new
research work carried out by members of the research
community in various European languages.
The European Research Center carries out research and
provides various training, publishing and networking
services to the academic and non-academic community in
EU related issues.
European Research Center is home to surveys on Turkey-EU
relations and EU developments with the backing of the
Ankara University, The Scientific and Technological
Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), various
Ministries, and Secretariat General for EU Affairs as
well as the EU Commission.
Another mission of the European Research Center is to
provide technical support and consultancy services to
academic units, public institutions, local
administrations and private sector firms in order to
assist them to benefit from the EU Projects.