EU-Turkey Customs Union Modernization Negotiation Simulation

This simulation is designed as a comprehensive guide for participants and partners, offering a deep dive into the complex world of international negotiations, specifically focusing on the EU-Turkey Customs Union (CU).

By engaging in this simulation, participants will gain invaluable insights into the intricate dynamics of EU-Turkey relations and the challenges of modernizing the Customs Union.

The EU-Turkey relationship, particularly the aspect of Customs Union modernization, is a topic of immense strategic importance. This simulation offers a unique opportunity to explore the complexities of this relationship in a controlled, educational environment. It goes beyond theoretical learning, immersing participants in realistic scenarios that mimic the challenges, negotiations, and decision-making processes faced by real-world diplomats and policymakers.

Understanding EU-Turkey relations is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Economic Interdependence: The EU and Turkey are significant trade partners. Modernizing the Customs Union directly impacts their economies and can set a precedent for future international trade negotiations.
  2. Geostrategic Significance: Turkey’s unique position as a bridge between Europe and Asia places it at the heart of many geopolitical discussions, making it a key player in regional stability and security.
  3. Cultural and Political Dynamics: The negotiations touch upon various sensitive aspects, including cultural ties, migration issues, and political alignments, all of which require careful handling and deep understanding.
  4. Policy Implications: The outcomes of these negotiations can influence EU and Turkish domestic policies, as well as their foreign policy strategies.