Mehmet Gokay Özerim (EU Expert/Yaşar University-Turkey) has been working and lecturing at European Union Research Centre of Yasar University (Turkey) since 2008. He is a PhD candidate at European Studies Department of Dokuz Eylul University (Turkey). In 2011, he was awarded by Chevening Scholarship for his academic research period at University of Oxford. Following his graduation from the Department of International Relations in 2004, he also worked in a non-governmental organization on migration in Italy for around a year. His main fields of academic interest are migration, lifelong learning and youth policies and multiculturalism in Europe. Beyond his academic studies, he has experience in planning, training and management of EU Projects and project cycle management.