Vivien Savoye


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Migration and Refugee Policies within the Framework of EU-Turkey Relations

Project description

Vivien Savoye 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.


EU Enlargement Policies, Visa Liberalization, Refugees and Migration Issues (Turkey and Western Balkans)

Short biography

Vivien Savoye is a political analyst for international organizations and political think tanks. He is a specialist on EU-enlargement policies and refugee and migration issues; his geographical expertise covers Turkey and the Western Balkans. Vivien previously worked for the Turkey Unit of the European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR). He also was a junior fellow and analyst at the European Stability Initiative (ESI) in Brussels, where he focused on the visa liberalization process for Turkey. At the moment, Mr Savoye is working as an associate protection officer at the UNHCR Country Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, monitoring policies on refugees, and internally displaced and stateless people. Mr Savoye graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Lille (Sciences Po Lille) and holds a research masters degree in political science from the Lille 2 University of Health and Law.