Institut du Bosphore

Institut du Bosphore-PSIA Partnership

The Institut du Bosphore and Sciences Po (PSIA) have developed a partnership designed to encourage opportunities to study and to foster debate about French-Turkish relationships, with a focus on business and economic ties.

One of the main pillars of this cooperation is the "Sciences Po-Bosphorus Prize" which is offered annually to students of Sciences Po who will produce a thorough note dedicated to French-Turkish relationships, with a focus on economic and business relations.

Sciences Po-Bosphorus Prize for Best Academic Work

Institut du Bosphore and PSIA are running a competition for best academic work in the area of shared interest. The Sciences Po-Bosphorus Prize distinguishes outstanding papers written by both undergraduate and master students on the topic “European growth, emerging markets: economic and business relations between Turkey, France and Europe”. For more information, please download the call for papers of the 2017 edition.

The prizes have been publicly awarded during a joint Sciences Po-Institut du Bosphore public event. The event included a panel discussion and the award ceremony (see photos). 

Romuald de Pierrefeu was awarded the first prize for his paper “Croissance européenne, marchés émergents: relations économiques et commerciales entre la Turquie, la France et l'Europe”. Romuald is a student in the Master in International Security at PSIA.

Gürcan Gülersoy was awarded the second prize for his paper “Customs Union Negotiations: Start of Something New for Turkey and the European Union?”. Gürcan is a third year student at the Menton campus of the Undergraduate College of Sciences Po.

Ediz Topçuoğlu was awarded the third prize for his paper “European growth, emerging markets: economic and business relations between Turkey, France and Europe”. Ediz is a third year student at the Dijon campus of the Undergraduate College of Sciences Po.