Poet, Foreign policy professional, social entrepreneur
Kader Sevinç is Presidency Council member of the PES (Party European Socialists) and the representative for the European Union of the Turkish social democratic party, the CHP, in Brussels . She was appointed as the EU representative in July 2008 and in her capacity she is in charge of driving the EU policy initiatives of the CHP.
She started her career in private sector and then worked for three years in the European Parliament as a political advisor.
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She was awarded by the Turkish Industrialists’ and Business Association for her entrepreneurship project and by the European Commission for her project entitled “Turkey’s transformation and human capital in the EU accession process” and by Young Tourism Leaders for her contribution to Turkey’s image abroad.
Kader Sevinç served as vice-president of TOSED (Turkish Business Association-Brussels), member of the EU advisory board of Kagider (Women Entrepreneurs Association). Ms Sevinç is currently a European board member of TEMA, member of Ka-Der (Association to Support the Women in Politics) and EU adviser for Forum Istanbul.
Kader Sevinç is a frequent speaker in international policy circles with experience at the European Commission, European Parliament, Forum İstanbul, College of Europe and various think-tanks.
Kader Sevinç is a honors graduate from the Akdeniz University and Jean Monnet European Integration Program, she pursued “business communication” training at the Harvard University USA. Ms Sevinç obtained her MA on International Relations from CERIS-Brussels/Univ. Paris XI with “grand distinction” (Thesis:Theories of International Negotiation, European Union’s Enlargementand the Turkish Case”).
As a Visiting Fellow at Center for Transatlantic Relations / SAIS / Johns Hopkins University in 2012, Sevinç researched Transatlantic Relations and their implications on Turkey. She is currently a non-resident fellow of the CTR / SAIS.
She was invited to the European Parliament young leaders programme under the auspices of the European Parliament in December 2012. She was the first Turkish participant of the programme.
She is a poet and editorial board member of Siirden poetry magazine. Ms Sevinc is the co-author of a political poetry book “The European Constitution in Verse” (2009, Brussels).
Ms Sevinc launched two projects in Brussels; a debate club on Europe and Turkey, Turkish Coffee Briefings ( www.turkishcoffeebriefings.com ) and a social responsibilty project on children’s education, Sınıf 1-B ( sinif1b.wordpress.com )
Kader Sevinç in social media:
www.twitter.com/Kader_Sevinc 24.864 Followers as of 26.02.2013
www.twitter.com/KaderSevinc_CHP 11.583 Followers as of 26.02.2013
Facebook: Kader Sevinç Fan Page 8.009 Followers as of 12.02.2012