Michael Kaeding 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.
Michael Kaeding is Professor for European Integration and European Union Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University of Duisburg-Essen, and holds an ad personam Jean Monnet Chair in "Understanding EU Decision Making and Member States’ Compliance with EU Policies". After completing his studies in France, Italy and Russia, he graduated from the University of Konstanz and Leiden University where he received his PhD and conducted postdoctoral studies on alternative forms of EU policy-making. Meanwhile, he had been consulting for the EU institutions, various national ministries and gained practical work experience with the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States in Washington, D.C., the Secretariat General of the Council of the European Union and the Centre for European Policy Studies. He is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Visiting Fellow with the European Institute of Public Administration and Honorary Fellow at the University of Maastricht. In 2016 he was elected Chairman of the Board of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA).