The EURIAS program, a NetIAS collaboration set up in 2009, will end in 2019 after having provided more than 170 international scholars with a fellowship at one of the participating European Institutes for Advanced Study. Opportunities for future collaboration and ways to strengthen this European network were explored. NIAS, as the oldest IAS of its kind in Europe, is a key player within a network that is committed to sustaining and encouraging excellent international, independent research and collaborations in the future.
Aidan McGarry, (NIAS’ current EURIAS Fellow) gave a presentation of his work as did Buket Türkmen, (EURIAS Fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Study). They discussed the topic, ‘Protest, Social Media and Public Sphere’ during a lively panel discussion chaired by Fenneke Wekker, which led to many new insights into the relationship between the Turkish civilian protests of 2013 and the decline of democracy in Turkey today.
About the Network
The Network brings together 24 Institutes for Advanced Study across Europe. It was created in 2004 to stimulate a dialogue on IAS practices and possible forms of cooperation. Within the whole network, more than 500 researchers are hosted every year for up to one full academic year. NetIAS members share the objective of creating international and multidisciplinary learning communities. This openness and the freedom the fellows enjoy for their researches serve to promote scientific and intellectual exchanges.