Jean Monnet Chair and Coordinator of our stellar MA program European Studies, FASS faculty member Meltem Müftüler-Baç is chosen to lead a Council of Europe Task Force on “Wider Europe.”
This Task Force, consisting of high level representatives from Major European Think Tanks, will work under Meltem Müftüler Baç's leadership on ‘The Pan-European Dimension: Ensuring the Use of the Council’s Wider European Membership’. The Task Force addresses the membership and scope of Council of Europe as one of its key assets and seeks answers to the questions on how to define a wider Europe, how to enhance the Council’s role in European affairs and how to reconceptualise the membership of non-EU members of the Council such as Turkey and Russia in building new ties with European neighbours.
The Task force will start its work in early 2013 and finalize its Strategic Report by the end of 2013 with specific recommendations to the Council of Europe. We wish her great success in this prestigious task.