Volkan Sezgin


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Reflecting Change

Project description

Volkan Sezgin 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 trade, Macroeconomics, Economic relations Turkey-EU

Short biography

Volkan Sezgin is an economic advisor and senior economic specialist at the U.S. Mission in Turkey. Prior to that, he worked at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Turkey as a senior expert. In 2014, he was employed by the European Commission under the command of DG Economic and Financial Affairs as National Expert in Professional Training (NEPT). Ere this, he was an energy expert at the state-owned Turkish Energy Company (BOTAS). Volkan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and master’s degree in Science and Technology Policy Studies from Middle East Technical University. He also holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Economics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He was a visiting research fellow at the Department of Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Visegrad fellow at the Warsaw-based think tank, Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW).