Institut du Bosphore

Institut du Bosphore-Sciences Po Partnership

The Institut du Bosphore and Sciences Po have developed a partnership, managed at PSIA, 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 Sciences Po 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 graduate students.

2018

Sciences Po students were invited to submit a white paper on the following topic "Rethink Europe’s Future: Analyzing new geopolitical positioning of France and Germany and their implications on Turkey’s European integration process". Please download the call for papers 2018 for all the details of the aplication process.

The prize was awarded to:

-Thomas Dumont, student in the Master in European Affairs, at the School of Public Affairs of Sciences Po. Read his paper.

-Eva Fourel, student at the Undegraduate College of Sciences Po. Read her paper.

The prize was publicly awarded during a joint event in April 2018.

2017

For the first edition of the prize, students were invited to reflect 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 2017.

The prize was awarded to: 

-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.

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