My research interests include gender equality and gender mainstreaming, EU social law / policy, comparative welfare regime analysis, new modes of governance, rights-based approaches to development and EU-Turkey relations.
I have been working in EU-funded research and capacity-building projects since 2006. These projects focused on the promotion of civil society dialogue between the EU and Turkey, comparative research on Europe, social and regional policies in Turkey’s EU accession process, and regional development challenges.
IPA Information and Communication Programme: Support for actions promoting a better informed public debate about EU Enlargement (2008-2009)» http://accesstr.ces.metu.edu.tr/
Promotion of the Civil Society Dialogue between EU and Turkey: Universities Grant Scheme (May 2008-November 2009)» http://sinan.ces.metu.edu.tr/
Civil Society Dialogue: Europa – Bridges of Knowledge Programme (2006-2007)
EU 6th Framework Programme, ‘Promotion of co-operation with Associated Candidate Countries: Reinforcement of the Associated Candidate Countries’ Research Capacities’ (June 2006-May 2008)