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Kader Sevinç


An honors graduate from the Akdeniz University and Jean Monnet European Integration Program, Kader Sevinc pursued “business communication” training at the Harvard University, USA, and various training programs on quality improvement, standardization, human resources, advanced management applications and European affairs. Ms Sevinç obtained her MA on International Relations from CERIS-Brussels/Univ. Paris XI with “grand distinction” (Thesis: Theories of International Negotiation, European Union’s Enlargement and the Turkish Case”). She published on these issues and was awarded by the Turkish Industrialists’ and Business Association for her entrepreneurship project and by the European Commission for her project entitled “Turkey’s transformation and human capital in the EU accession process”.

Kader Sevinç worked as an MEP adviser at the European Parliament (2005-2008) and served as vice-president of TOSED (Turkish Business Association-Brussels), member of the EU advisory board of Kagider (Women Entrepreneurs Association). Ms Sevinç is currently a European board member of TEMA, member of Ka-Der (Association to Support the Women in Politics) and EU adviser for Forum Istanbul.

Her comments and interviews are published in the European and Turkish press and in the specialised news web sites of,, She is the co-author of a political poetry book “The European Constitution in Verse” (2009, Brussels).

Since 1 September 2008, Ms Sevinç is the representative for the European Union of the Turkish social democratic party, the CHP, in Brussels and PES (Party European Socialists) Presidency Member.

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