Hannes Swoboda

Examining and facilitating potential areas of cooperation between EU and Turkey beyond the accession negotiations

Hannes Swoboda
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Hannes Swoboda

Fellowship
IPC Senior Fellowship
Partner institution
Period of the Fellowship
October 2014 - March 2015
Project
Examining and facilitating potential areas of cooperation between EU and Turkey beyond the accession negotiations
Project description

Hannes Swoboda initiated public panel discussions and closed expert roundtable discussions in Ankara and Brussels on the prospects of chapter 23 (Judiciary and fundamental rights) and chapter 24 (Justice, freedom and security) of the membership negotiations. He also drafted a policy brief on EU-Turkey relations.

Short biography

Hannes Swoboda is a former Member of the European Parliament. He was elected as the president of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in 2012. As a staunch pro-European and a dedicated member of the Social Democratic Party in Austria (SPÖ), he joined the European Parliament immediately after Austria’s accession to the EU and was the SPÖ's leading candidate in subsequent elections (2004, 2009). He is known as an engaged parliamentarian, having served on 15 committees and in 11 delegations, and as the rapporteur of countless reports.