Instition of Folkloric Research an Turkevi Research Centre will bring academics, journalists, civil society, thought and opinion leaders from Turkey, Holland, Azerbaycan, Germany and Ukrain together with a big event in Amsterdam.
On the occasion of the 50th year of Turkish labour migration in the Netherlands, the International Turkey-Netherlands Relations Symposium And Mixed Turkish Arts Exhibition will be held at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on the 24th of june.
This year, 2014, is the 50th anniversary of the first guest worker agreements signed between Turkey and the Netherlands. However, it is also the 402th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Just as in 2012 (400th anniversary of diplomatic realtions), related government agencies, universities and non-governmental employees will perform various activities. Each activity across the two countries will contribute to their own community relations, our symposium on the 24th of june is one of them.
The symposium, held at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, will primarily discuss the migration which took place the last 50 years and the Turks in the Netherlands, but various aspects of the 402 year old Turkey – Netherlands relations will also be examined. At the symposium, the position of the 450 thousand Dutch Turks in the Netherlands, their contributions to the Dutch economy and society as well as their contribution to Turkey and the Turkish World will be discussed.
Some of the papers that will be presented at the Symposium: “An Historical Overview of Tukey-Netherlands relations during the 50th Anniversary of migration”; “Can History Be A Key? In the context of Integration and Exchange teories an analysis on the Turkish – Dutch relations”; “In The Context of Debating Integration And Religious Freedom, Turks During the 50th Year of Migration in the Netherlands”; “Globalization, Multiculturalism; Immigration and Contradictions”; “In The Context Of Migration and Identity Awareness; Religious Services In The Netherlands”; “Struggle for Religious Freedom during the Reform Process in Europe”; “In the context of Post-1960 Turkish-Muslim Integration and Multiculturalism of Labor Migration a Model Analysis of Intellectual Elite in the Netherlands”; “Migration and Religion and Theology Education in the Netherlands”.
The programme also contains a mixed Turkish Arts Exhibition with works by; Cemile Didem ÖZIŞIK KAHKIA, Elif ÖZDOĞLAR, Valida PASHAYEVA, Melek ŞAHAN, Özlem USLU, Çağrı YALÇIN, Funda YEŞİLYURT and Hacer YILIKOĞLU.
Applications for the Symposium can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org