Kader Sevinc - Smart Democracy & Smart Citizenship

  Our buildings are smart buildings, Our phones are smart phones, Why our democracy is not a smart democracy? Democracy is not only about elections every 2-3 years it is about people, their lives and about values. Our current political system is too much focused on ballot-boxes. Join us for more citizen oriented participatory political… » read more

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According to Eurobarometer, a staggering 71% of EU citizens think that politics is unrepresentative, which was supported by the lowest ever voter turnout in the 2014 EU Elections. Citizens want to be an active part of the discussion for local, national, and even international issues, but the system is not designed to be responsive. More… » read more

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Europe and Turkey: In search of a new world Some EU governments act in contradiction with a strategic vision for the common European values and interest when they block Turkey’s accession talks, writes Kader Sevinç. @kader_sevinc Kader Sevinç is the Representative to the EU of CHP (the Republican Peoples’ Party, which is the largest opposition… » read more

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My views on the future of Europe were published in International Herald Tribune / Dunya in English and Turkish. Europe: Dream of power or power of the dream? Kader Sevinç* When I was growing as a child in Turkey, Europe was omni-present in school text books, on the TV, in the media and the daily… » read more

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10 June 2014 Tuesday 10:35 Kader Sevinç, a poet whose book “Kırık Ülke / Broken Country” is recently published, met her readers at a book signing held at Aziz Kedi Kitabevi in Galatasaray / İstanbul on April 8. Sevinç developed an original language in her poetry and formed the backbone of the poetry with the… » read more

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_____________________________       I was invited, as a poet, to Henrich Böll Foundation’s meeting: “Europe through the Eyes of Writers” to present my views on Europe’s future. It was a great pleasure to share with participants my ideas about the present and future of Europe together with Marianne Ebertowski (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union), Czech writer… » read more

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  www.turkishcoffeebriefings.org A new Turkish Coffee Briefings was on the topic of “European Parliament: Power and Politics”. The introductory speech was given by Richard Corbett, Cabinet Member of the European Council President Van Rompuy and former Member of the European Parliament. He is the co-author of the book “The European Parliament”. During the debate which… » read more

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A Better Europe

NEW EUROPE http://www.neurope.eu/articles/From-a-Turkish-point-of-view/102130.php Author: Kader Sevinç 22 August 2010 – Issue : 895 Our world is living through difficult times. The global financial system, the use of natural resources and the consumption society as we have known for several decades are no longer sustainable. These problems coincide with political crises and unsolved poverty dilemmas around… » read more

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