Elif Çavuşlu 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.
Elif Çavuşlu is an expert on EU affairs at the Ministry for European Union Affairs (MEU) of the Republic of Turkey, and is currently serving as the undersecretary’s chief of cabinet. She began her civil service career in 2010 as a junior expert at the MEU and was promoted to ‘expert’ after writing and defending a thesis on the development of the EU’s post-9/11-era counter-terrorism policies in 2014. As a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (in Amsterdam, since 2012), she is actively involved on issues concerning human rights, anti-discrimination and Roma rights in Turkish civil society. Ms Çavuşlu holds a BA in social and political science from Sabancı University and an MA in EU foreign policy and security issues from the University of Warwick, which she attended with a Jean Monnet Scholarship. There she completed with her thesis on ‘ESDP and the EU’s changing security identity: the implications for Turkey’.