Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium (GTYLS) on Security
4-7 December 2019
Kavala, Greece


Who should apply: Specialists in Internaitonal Relations and other relevant disciplines (MA students, PhD candidates, young PhD scholars, experts, and professionals), aged between 22 and 35 years or thereabouts, from Greece and Turkey. Proficiency in English is required.

Please note: The organizers will cover round trip travel from Istanbul to Kavala (for the Turkish participants); accommodation in Kavala for the duration of the Symposium (3 nights including breakfast for all non-Kavala based participants); lunch for 3 days; and two dinners. Please note that although the Symposium is open to participants from all parts of Turkey and Greece and they are especially encouraged to apply, the organizers will only provide for bus travel between Istanbul and Kavala. All Participants from Turkey will be travelling to Kavala together on the morning of 4 December by chartered bus from Istanbul and will return together on the afternoon of 7 December.

The CIES may provide on a need basis a small travel stipend for those attending the Symposium from elsewhere in Greece.

Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for their visa and health insurance coverage for the entire duration of their trip/stay.

Application and registration process:

The deadline for applications is Friday, 25 October 2019. Participation is limited to 30 people (15 Greeks, 15 Turks). Acceptance is at the discretion of the organizers. All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application within 5 working days.

To apply please complete this application form and attach in Word format a detailed CV in English.


Please type text in English.


Title (Mr./Ms., Prof., Dr., other)

First (given) name(s) *

Last name(s) *

Sex (M/F)

Full address

Postal Code & City



Alternative Email Address
(if available)

Contact Phone (incl. country code)

Mobile Phone (incl. country code)


Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)

Highest diploma/degree

Current occupation


Please state why you wish to attend the Symposium (500 words maximum):


Participants are encouraged to initiate joint projects as a way to further cooperation after the Symposium. Please explain your ideas on how to promote alumni initiatives. (250 words maximum):


Please specify how you found out about the Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium (e.g. name of website, CIES mailing, Alumni, notice board at university, etc.):

Please provide below the contact details of two referees:

Please do not include or send photos. Do not forget to attach your CV. The deadline for applications is Friday, 25 October 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Should you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us by email at Thank you for your interest in the Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium on Security.