From the History of ECSA

ECSA Hungary

ECSA Hungary was founded at 1990 and the first president was FERENC MÁDL. He was born in 1931 in Bánd, western Hungary. Mádl studied Law at the universities of Pécs and Budapest, gaining a degree at the law faculty of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, in 1955. He was the second President of the third Republic of Hungary having served from 4 August 2000 to 5 August 2005. In these five years, Ferenc Mádl expressed its commitment to the country's accession to the EU and the European integration process.

One of the three ECSA Hungary founders is PETER BALASZ, a Hungarian politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, born in Kecskemét, 1941. He graduated from Budapest School of Economics in 1963 and worked in the Hungarian government until 1 May 2004 when his country joined the European Union and was appointed to the European Commission. He became the Hungarian European Commissioner holding the Regional Policy portfolio until the end of the Prodi Commission on 21 November 2004. Balázs became a professor at the International Relations and European Studies Department of the Central European University (CEU), Budapest. In 2005, he established a new research center for EU Enlargement Studies at the CEU. Péter Balázs became the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs in April 2009, serving until May 2010


TIBOR PALANKAI (1938 Jakabszállás, Hungary), another the ECSA Hungarian founders, is economist and professor at Corvinus University of Budapest. He is member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and in 2010 was awarded with the 2010 Jean Monnet Prize. Between 1977 and 1983 he was vice-rector of the Karl Marx University of Economics and between 1997 and 2000 University Rector. Since 2000 he is Director of European Studies and Education Center. His fields of current research activities are centered in Economics, macro-economics, world economics and international integration, European studies. He has more than 35 publications. As former President of the Hungarian European Community Studies Association, Professor Palankai played a major role in the expansion of teaching on European integration to all Hungarian universities, to all levels of education from basic courses to special studies in postgraduate and doctoral trainings. Kecskemét, 1941. He graduated from Budapest School of Economics in 1963 and worked in the Hungarian government until 1 May 2004 when his country joined the European Union and was appointed to the European Commission. He became the Hungarian European Commissioner holding the Regional Policy portfolio until the end of the Prodi Commission on 21 November 2004. Balázs became a professor at the International Relations and European Studies Department of the Central European University (CEU), Budapest. In 2005, he established a new research center for EU Enlargement Studies at the CEU. Péter Balázs became the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs in April 2009, serving until May 2010.

Finally, MIKLÓS KIRÁLY (1960, Veszprém), is a Professor of Law and the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. He is the Head of the Department of International Private Law and European Economic Law. He obtained his PhD in law in 1998 at Eötvös Loránd University. His research focuses on EU Economic Law and International Private Law, and on the cultural aspects of EU Law. 






ECSA Hong Kong

ECSA Hong Kong was founded in 1995. Professor Murray Forsyth (1936 Victoria, Hong Kong), the first president of the association, is a British political scientist. He was educated at Wellington College and Balliol College, Oxford. He is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Leicester. He is the author of “The Political Classics. A Guide to the Essential Texts from Plato to Rousseau”, “Federalism and Nationalism”, “Political Science, Federalism and Europe”. After his retirement, he spent three years in Hong Kong and there founded the ECSA association.

Brian Bridges is one of the founders of the ECSA Hong Kong association. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics Science and Sociology at Lingnan College (Hong Kong), specializing in Politics and International Relations of the Asian Pacific region. His publications include “Korea after the Crash (2001)” and “The Two Koreas and the Politics of Global Sport” (2012). He is writer and consultant on Asian affairs at Independent researcher.

Ting Wai, the current ECSA Hong Kong president, graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained his PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Paris-X (Nanterre), France. Formerly Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, he is now Professor of the Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include domestic politics and foreign policies of China, and theories of international relations. He has published extensively on Chinese diplomacy, Sino-American relations, Sino-European relations, China and Korean Peninsula, China and Indian-Pakistan relations, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in Asia, Chinese visions of regional cooperation, Chinese nuclear strategy, Mainland-Hong Kong relations, a strategy, Mainland-Hong Kong relations, and external relations and internation al status of Hong Kong.



ECSA New Zealand

ECSA New Zealand was founded in 1995 by Professor Martin Holland, the current president of the association.

Prof. Holland is Director of both the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury and of European Union Center Network in New Zealand and is an active member of a number of international EU research networks. He holds a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam since 2008.

 rofessor Holland is professor at the University of Canterbury since 1984: in 2000 he established the National Centre for Research on Europe, New Zealand’s only dedicated

EU tertiary level centre. In the last two six-yearly research assessment cycles in New Zealand (PBRF) he received an A grade denoting a recognized international reputation.

He has been a visiting lecturer at a number of EU programmes in Asia and in the USA. Holland is internationally recognized for his work on EU Development Policy, Common Foreign and Security Policy and Perceptions of the EU. He is the author of over one hundred articles as well as twenty-three books, two recent titles being “Development Policy of the EU” and “Communicating Europe in the Times of Crisis: External Perceptions of the European Union”.

Mia Mikic is heading a Trade Policy and Analysis Section of the Trade and Investment Division in United Nations ESCAP. She also coordinates the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an open network of research and academic institutions and think-tanks in the Asia-Pacific region.

Previously, she was Professor of International Economics at the University of Zagreb, Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, Research Associate at the University of Canterbury and a visiting fellow at the Universite Lumiere, Lyon, and Oxford University.

She is the author of “International Trade”, co-authored “Trade Statistics in Policymaking – A handbook of commonly used trade indices and indicators” and has contributed chapters to several edited volumes and reports and published a number of journal articles and other papers.



ECSA Slovenia

Andrej Kumar founded ECSA Slovenia in 2001 and he is the current chair of the association.

Prof. Kumar is full professor at the Faculty of Economics of Ljubljana University, where he teaches subjects from the Undergraduate University Degree Program “Analysis and development of global markets”, “Economic integration processes” or “EU Economics and Slovenian”, and from the Graduate Program such as “Economic Policies of the EU”.

Other names of the founders of ECSA Slovenia also come from Ljubljana University. Is the case of Katja Zajc Kejžar, who is the current vice-president of the Slovenian association, is regular member at the Department of International Economics and Business at the same University. Among her publications there are “Effects of FDI on industry structure: a host country perspective” and “Does Foreign Direct Investment Induce Domestic Mergers?”

Besides, both founders Samo Zupančič and Rudi Rozman work at the Faculty of Economy of Ljubljana University. To be exact Zupančič at the Bologna masters programs (International Business Logistics). Miha Juhart and Peter Grilc come from the Faculty of Law. Juhart holds a Jean Monnet Chair of Civil Law and Grilc is the Dean of the Faculty. Irena Brinar (Faculty of Social Sciences) is the Head of the Office for the EU and International Project.

Other founders of the Slovenian ECSA are Vladimir Kenda (founder and worked at the International Business School de Ljubljana), Mirko Ilešič (author of many books of European issues) and Vladimir Lavrač, who is Senior Research Fellow from the Institute for Economic Research and author of many articles such as “Inclusion of Slovenia in the Euro Area and Perspectives of Enlargment after the Global Financial Crisis” and “Euro adoption in Central and Eastern Europe: Opportunities and Challenges”.

Finally, there are two relevant personalities who also contributed to the founding of ECSA Slovenia. These are: Mrija Adanja and Andreja Jerina.

Mrija Adanja is the current ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia Beijing since 2009. She was before the Head of International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is strongly linked to European issues (she took part in the negotiations for the Slovenian adhesion to the European Union).

On the other side, Andreja Jerina is currently the State Secretary at the Government of the Republic of Slovenia (Ministry of Agriculture and Environment) among others responsible for implementation over 1 billion of EU investment projects in the area of environment and climate change. From 2008-2012 she was State Secretary responsible for EU Affairs including the enlargement process and accession negotiations.



ECSA Australia

ECSA Australia (Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia – CESAA) was founded in 1991.

testFirst president was LINDA HANCOCK. Professor Hancock (PhD, Monash) is a social scientist in public and social policy. She is currently the Director of the Master’s Program of Politics and Policy at Deakin University.

She was Director of the Public Policy Master’s Program at University of Melbourne, Director of the Corporate Citizenship Research Unit at Deakin University, and Partnerships Manager at the Deakin University Alfred Deakin Research Institute (ADRI). From December 2007 to 2010, Prof. Hancock was Research Director for the Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF, formerly the Responsibility in Gambling Trust), the national charity responsible for commissioning research, prevention, and treatment on gambling in the United Kingdom.

Prof. Hancock is a member of national and international research societies, policy advisory groups, and in internationally funded research bodies and regularly reviews for international journals and publishing houses. Her recently published monograph “Regulatory Failure? The Case of Crown Casino” (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011) interrogates regulation theory and reports on original empirical research on casino codes of practice on responsible gambling and responsible service of alcohol.

Other founder of the Australian association was Philomena Murray. She is Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. From 2000 to 2009 was Director of the Contemporary Europe Research Centre (CERC), Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. She holds Australia's only Personal Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam) awarded by the European Union.

A former diplomat, she has run training courses on negotiating with the EU for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra. She is a Research Associate of the Institute for International Integration Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She is a Visiting Professor in the International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department at the College of Europe, Bruges and an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS (United Nations University Institute for Comparative Regional Integration Studies), Bruges. She is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury. She was recently appointed an Associate Fellow of the Free University of Berlin. Her research interests are in EU-Australia relations; EU-Asia relations; EU governance and comparative regional integration.

Annmarie Elijah is Deputy Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies. She has previously worked as a policy officer in the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and has taught politics at the University of Melbourne, Victoria University of Wellington and ANU. In late 2014 she will take up a Europe-Australia Business Council fellowship at the ANU.

Leslie Holmes is Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. He was President of the International Council for Central and East European Studies, President of the Australian Political Studies Association, and President of the Australasian Association for Communist and Post-Communist Studies. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 1995, and regularly teaches internationally. Leslie Holmes has been a consultant to the World Bank, Transparency International, the UNODC, and the Swiss government. His lines of investigation are: Corruption and politics in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Post-communism; comparative corruption; political party financing; legitimation theories; German politics.

Dr. Walter Veit is Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He was born in Germany in 1935 and was educated at the universities of Tübingen and Cologne, where he studied History, Philosophy, German Literature and Comparative Literature.

He received his doctorate in 1960 from the University of Cologne. From 1963 to 1965 he taught German Studies at the University of Ceylon. In 1967, he came to the Department of German Studies at Monash University where he is now, after his official retirement in 2000, an Honorary Associate ProfessorFinally, Dr. Anita Lacey is Senior Lecturer in Political Studies (the University of Auckland, New Zealand). She coordinates a part of the course on International Relations and also teaches courses on global governance the dynamics of power and agency in the global politics of development.

She has been working on an independent research project, funded by the University of Auckland, researching issues of development and security in Solomon Islands. This research project looks at ideas, policies and programmes relating to livelihood security. She is interested in women’s experiences of contemporary international aid projects, as well as donor programmes and policies in light of RAMSI’s interventions in the name of security.

Her research focuses on the intersecting themes and issues of post development debates and poverty reduction; urban development programmes; security and insecurities; feminisms and feminist methodologies; international organizations and governance; and ideas and movements of resistance.



ECSA Italy

AUSE is the Italian member of ECSA World and represents over 200 lecturers and researchers. It was founded in 1989, in the same year in which the Action Jean Monnet was launched.

Current President is Prof. Marco Mascia and Secretary General is Prof. Francesco Velo.

First president, Antonio Papisca

UNESCO Chair in “human rights, democracy and peace” Antonio Papisca was president of ECSA World between 2002 and 2004 and one the founders of the worldwide association. He is honorary President of the Higher Institute for European Policy Studies (ISESP).

Papisca is Professor Emeritus of University of Padua where he taught International Protection of Human Rights and International Organization for human rights and peace in the Faculty of Political Science; Lecturer in International Law; Jean Monnet Chair ad personam and ad honorem; Editor of the magazine “Peace human rights” (Marsilio); Director of the Italian Yearbook of human rights.

At the University of Padua he was, among other duties: Dean of the Faculty of Political Science (1980-1983), Director of the Department of International Studies (1986-1992), Coordinator of the PhD in International Relations (1985-1995), Director of the interdepartmental Center on the rights of individuals and peoples (1982-2007), ,

Director of the European Master in human Rights and Democratization, based in Venice (1997-2003). He acted as coordinator for several national and international research projects, for example in 2006-2007 of the European Project on " Intercultural dialogue for the development of a new (plural, democratic) citizenship".

His main research interests include issues of world order democracy, international and transnational institutions and political human rights. He is currently working on "City diplomacy" as a new frontier of multi -level governance.


Other founders

Jean Monnet Professor and former AUSE President Dario Velo is Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Pavia. He has held courses at the Universities of Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Milano-Bocconi. He has been Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Pavia and Pro-Rector at the same university. He has been committed with relevant academic tasks as President of Conferenza Nazionale dei Presidi delle Facoltà di Economia e Statistica. Related to the European integration he is Director of Centro Studi sulle Comunità Europee of Pavia, and was Vice-President of the European Community Studies Association (ECSA World) as well as President of Centro Studi sul Federalismo of Turin.

Current President Marco Mascia is Professor of International Relations and International Security at the University of Padua. In the same University he is Jean Monnet Chair in “Political System of the European Union”; coordinator of the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence and Chairperson of the Master Degree in “Institutions and Policies of Human Rights and Peace”.

Domenico da Empoli is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of "Fondazione Luigi Einaudi per Studi di Politica ed Economia", since 1985 Professor of Public Finance at the Università di Roma "La Sapienza", since 1984 Professor of Public Economics at Luiss (Libera Universita degli Studi Sociali). Previously he was Professor of Public Finance at Università di Messina (1975-1978) and Professor of Public Finance at Università di Napoli (1979-1983).

Some of the ECSA Italy founders are authors of relevant publications, such as Valerio Grementieri, who is the author of “Il processo comunitario: Principi e garanzie fondamental”, “Europa 1992: le sfide per la ricerca e l'università”, “Comparative Law and International Protection of Human Rights”, “Problemi attuali della pregiudiziale comunitaria”, Maria Grazia Melchionni that published, among others, the following works: “La genèse des traités de Rome: Entretiens inédits avec 18 acteurs et témoins de la négociation”, “Altiero Spinelli et Jean Monnet”, “Europa unita, sogno dei saggi (Idee d'Europa)”. Founder Giuseppe Usai wrote “Economia e imprese nell'Europa comunitaria”, “Le imprese e il Mercato unico europeo” and “Le Imprese e l'integrazione europea” and concerning Enrico Serra, his most well-known book as editor is “Il rilancio dell'Europa et i Trattati di Roma, Brussels & Milano“. There is also a publication in tribute to him "Diplomazia e storia delle relazioni internazionali: studi in onore di Enrico Serra".

Other ECSA Italy founder is Severino Galante, a professor and politician who was elected member of the Italian Parliament from 1992-1994 and again 2004-2008. From 1995 to 2004 he was member of the Parliament of the Veneto region. In one of his main publications he studied the relation of the Italian Communist Party to the European integration (“Il Partito comunista italiano e l'integrazione europea: Il decennio del rifiuto”).

Nicola Cesare Occhiocupo and Fausto Pocar are both Italian jurists. Cesare Occhiocupo, a founding member of the Italian Association of Constitutionalists, is emeritus Professor. He was professor of constitutional law at the University of Parma in 1980. He was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1984 to 1989 and Rector of the University of Parma from 1989 to 2000. Fausto Pocar is professor of International Law at the University of Milan. From 1984 to 2000 he was an elected member of the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations, serving as the committee's chair from 1991 to 1992. Pocar served in the Italian delegation to the UN General Assembly in New York and to the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva several times. In 1999, he was appointed as a judge to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and was President of this tribunal from November 2005 to November 2008. He is also a member of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) since 2000.

Fulvio Attinà is Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Catania. Former Director of the Department of Political Studies and President of the Italian Association of Political Science, he has served in the governing bodies of the European Consortium for Political Research and the International Studies Association. Visiting Professor at Universities in the United States, Mexico, Russia, Pakistan, China, and Europe. He is co-editor of “Multilateral Security and ESDP Operation” (2010) and “The Barcelona Process and Euro-Mediterranean issues from Stuttgard to Marseille” (2001).

Carlo Secchi is Full Professor of European Economic Policy at Bocconi University in Milan, chairman of the Italian Group of the Trilateral Commission and of Mediolanum bank Board of Directors, Member of the board of Pirelli & C., Mediaset, Italcementi, Deputy Chairman, Institute of International Political Studies (ISPI), Milan, Member of the Board of "Alcide de Gasperi" foundation. He was rector of the well-known Bocconi University in Milan from 2000 to 2004.

Finally, Paolo Mengozzi is also Professor of International Law and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Community law at the University of Bologna; Doctor honoris causa of the Carlos III University, Madrid; Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Center), the Universities of St. Johns (New York), Georgetown, Paris II and Georgia (Athens) and the Institut universitaire international (Luxembourg); coordinator of the European Business Law Pallas Programme of the University of Nijmegen; member of the Consultative Committee of the Commission of the European Communities on Public Procurement; Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry during the Italian tenure of the Presidency of the Council; member of the Working Group of the European Community on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Director of the 1997 session of the research centre of The Hague Academy of International Law, devoted to the WTO; Judge at the European Court of First Instance from 4 March 1998 to 3 May 2006; Advocate General at the Court of Justice since 2006.



ECSA Austria

First president, Stefan Griller

Stefan Griller (1956) is the founder, first president and the current president of ECSA Austria. He founded ECSA Austria in 1996.

In 1988 he passed the habilitation in “Public Law” at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and in 1991 he became Professor of Public Law with special regards to European Law. Between 2005 and 2009, Griller was the Head of the Research Institute for European Affairs (also 1990-1999).  President of ECSA Austria obtained a Fernand Braudel-Fellow seven years ago at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Since November 2008, he is the President of the European Communities Studies Association – Austria (ECSA Austria), position that also assumed between 1996 and 2002.

In 2010 he became the head of the Institute for European and International Law at Vienna University. Also in 2010, he accepted a position with the Department of Public Law at the University of Salzburg, where he stills works.

He has done lecturers and research at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (Vienna), at EIPA (Maastricht/Luxemburg), at the Bratislava School of Law (Bratislava) and at the Tamkang-University (Taipeh).


Other founders:

Fritz Breuss

He was born in 1944. Between 1974 and 2009 he was research associate at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research. In 1981 he became lecturer at the Vienna University and 1993 he started as University Professor of European Economy.

In July 1995 he became Jean Monnet Professor of European integration economical aspects. From there to September 2009, he was Head of the Academic Unit "European Economy" (Department of Economics) at Vienna University. Since January 2009, he was Managing Editor of “EMPIRICA - Journal of European Economics EMPI”. Between 2009 and 2010 he assumed the post of President of the Austrian Society for National Economy.

Currently, he is chairing the Research Centre International Economy FIW, a cooperation between the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung-WIFO), Computing Centre for Economic and Social Sciences (Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Re-chenzentrum – WSR), The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (Wiener Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche – wiiw) and on behalf for the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ).

Heinrich Schneider was born in 1929. He is a Philology Doctor by University of Munich and he studied Political Science and Sociology in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

From 1968 to 1971 Schneider was Professor of Philosophy of Politics and Critical Ideology at the University of Vienna. He was Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Institute for European Politics, Berlin.

He also was Professor of Political Science, in Hanover and Vienna (long-time head of department).

Between 1995 and 1996 he was the owner of Jacques Delors Chair in European politics and security issues in Aachen, among others familiar through long-term participation in international conferences.

From 1996 to 2001 Schneider taught and researched in Aachen. He was a visiting professor at the Danube University Krems. He taught for many years Security Policy at the National Defence Academy of the Austrian Armed Forces.

He is the author and editor of numerous books, articles and series with a focus on International Politics, European integration, Security Policy, Civic Education, History and Theory of Political Thought.


Waldemar Hummer became in 1964 doctor of laws and in 1967 of Political Science by University of Vienna.

Between 1967 and 1970 he was Legal Adviser of the Argentine Embassy in Vienna.

Since 1970, he has taught at various Austrian universities.

In 1978 he passed the habilitation in “International Law” and “European Law” at the Institute for International Law and International Relations (University of Linz).

Between 1982 and 1984, he was visiting Professor at the Institute for International Law and Philosophy of Law of University of Innsbruck.

Since 1984 he is the Head of the Institute of International Law and International Relations of the "European Law Department” at University of Innsbruck. In 1986 started to be the Scientific Director of the "European Documentation Centre" at the University of Innsbruck.

Since 2005 he is the head of the research program “European Integration” at the University of Insbruck. Hummer retired between 2010 and 2011.



ECSA Turkey


First President, Dr. Haluk Kabaalioglu

First president of ECSA Turkey is Professor Dr. Haluk Kabaalioglu, Jean Monnet Professor and Dean of the Law Faculty of Yeditepe University in Istanbul. Prof. Kabaalioglu is also chairman of the Economic Development Foundation (IKV).

Dr. Kabaalioğlu after graduating from Istanbul University Faculty of Law, studied at the Columbia University School of Law in New York where he received his LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree. He was also admitted to the School of International affairs with an advanced standing. He spent one academic year at the Centre for Financial Institutions and Securities Markets at the School of Law of University of Pennsylvania. He received his second masters from Free University of Brussels (VUB) in International and Comparative Law.

Kabaalioğlu completed his doctoral studies at the University of Istanbul and received his Ph.D degree in 1978. He worked at the Commission of European Communitiesand Council of Europe Directorate of Legal affairs as a stagiere. He served as chief legal advisor of IKV for three years and joined Marmara University Faculty of Law. Later he served as the founder and first Director of Europa Institute between 1987-1995 which is the only graduate institute in European Studies. Kabaalioğlu was Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Virginia School of Law during 1984/85 and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence during 1989/90 academic years. He also served as the Rector/President of Lefke European University. Between 1998-2002 Professor Kabaalioğlu served at the Permanent Representation of Turkey to the European Union as expert counsellor. While in Brussels he taught part time at the Centre for International Relations and Strategic Strategies. Since May 2002 Professor

Kabaalioğlu is the Dean of the Faculty of Law of Yeditepe University. He is also President of the Turkish Universities Association in EC Studies TUNAECS. He also serves on the Board of Directors of IKV- Economic Development Foundation since 1992. Dr. Kabaalioğlu was chief adviser at the IKV and the Editor in chief of IKV Dergisi between 1980 and 1982. Currently, he is the Chair of Board of Directors at the IKV.


Other founders:

One of the founders of ECSA Turkey is Dartan Muzaffer. Between 1979 and 1983 he studied Economics at Bremen University (including M.A.), and then, also in this University he obtained the PhD title in Political Science and Economics. Among his academic activities, Muzaffer has been researcher at the Centre for Migrants and Intercultural Studies (ZIS)–Bremen and research assistant at the European Union Institute of Marmara University. In 1993 he became member of the editorial Board of Marmara Journal of European Studies, the Publication of the European Union Institute of Marmara University. Between 2004 and 2009 he was holder of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Economics at the European Union Insitute of Marmara University.

Dartan Muzaffer is currently the Director of the European Union Institute of Marmara University. He also was the Vice Rector of the university for four years.

Member of the Executive Committee of TUNAECS (Turkish University Association for European Community Studies) since 2002, Muzzaffer is also the Founding Director of Center of Turkish-German Relations at Marmara University since 2009.


Canan Balkir is currently Jean Monnet Professor, Coordinator Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at DEU (Dokuz Eylül University). In 1968, she graduated Public Administration and Political Science at Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) and in 1975 she obtained her MA in Development Economics at Aegean University, where she also received her PhD in 1978.

From 2001 to 2003, she was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty of Business at Girne American University. In 1998 she became for three years Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Business of Dokuz Eylul University.

She has published many books. One of European integration is “Turkey and Europe” (coll. A.M Williams), eds., Pinter Publishers Ltd. London, 1993.

Orhan Oğuz was President at Marmara University Training & Aid Foundation (Istanbul, Turkey).

Prof. Dr. Reşat Kayali is Dean of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at YEDİTEPE UNIVERSITY.