Laura Batalla Adam


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Neighbourhood in Transition

Project description

Laura Batalla Adam is part of a network of young Turkish and European leaders from all sectors who come together once a year to engage in intensive dialogue and to share views and ideas about topical social issues. The Turkey Europe Future Forum takes place alternately in Turkey and Germany, as well as in other European countries.


Foreign Policy, Turkey, Turkey-EU relations

Short biography

Laura Batalla Adam is the Secretary General of the European Parliament Turkey Forum (previously Friends of Turkey). The EP-Turkey Forum is composed of 60 MEPs coming from the major political groups in the European Parliament. Before that she was the Head of Office and Political Advisor to a member of the Greens/European Free Alliance group. Laura is an independent Turkey analyst. Her research focuses on Turkish Foreign Policy in general and EU-Turkey relations in particular. She has published articles in Turkish Policy Quarterly, Turkish Review and other journals. With the aim of have an in-depth knowledge of Turkey and Turkey’s accession to the EU, she has participated in several civil society projects in Turkey and worked in the Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs. As a result of her expertise, Laura has embarked in a series of projects in order to bring Europe closer to Turkey and vice versa. Laura holds two B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In 2010, she graduated from the College of Europe with a M.A. in European Political and Administrative Studies.