Laura Batalla Adam has worked in the European Parliament for nearly a decade advising members on a wide-range of policies and she has established her own initiatives like the EU-Turkey Forum, a cross-party non-partisan platform for high-level discussion and cooperation between Turkey and the EU, of which she is the Secretary General since 2014.
Batalla is a leading and well-respected voice in EU-Turkey relations. She speaks in depth about Turkey in conferences and seminars and writes policy papers and op-eds on EU-Turkey relations, Turkish politics, Turkey’s foreign policy and migration. She is part of several expert groups like Mercator’s Turkey Europe Future Forum and a member of distinguished leadership networks like the Marshall Memorial Fellowship of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
She holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Journalism and a Master’s degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe.