Özcan Mutlu is a German politician who was a member of the German parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) for the Green Party from 2013 to 2017. During his Bundestag mandate, he was spokesperson for educational policies, served on the Committee on Education, Research and Technology, as well as spokesperson for sport policies and was his parliamentary group’s rapporteur on citizen participation. A member of the Green Party since 1990, Özcan Mutlu entered the State Parliament of Berlin in 1999, representing the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2011. He is notably a founding member of the twin city agreement between the districts Kreuzberg and Kadıköy and Treptow and Tepebasi.
Since 2018, Özcan Mutlu is the president of the Berlin Paralympics Sports Federation. He is advisory board member of the Berlin-Bosporus-Initiative (BBI) and Berlin-International, University of Applied Sciences. He is a member of the BMW-Foundation world responsible leaders network and young leader of the Bertelsmann-Foundation Germany.
Following his training as an information electrician at the Technical University Berlin from 1985 to 1989, Mutlu later graduated from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences as an engineer of communication and electronics in 1993. Özcan Mutlu’s areas of parliamentary work and current social engagement are in particular youth, sports, and education.
Populist Tendencies and Turkish Immigrants in Germany
The Initiative organized the panel titled “Populist Tendencies and Turkish Immigrants in Germany” with 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Özcan Mutlu and Director Fuat Keyman on April 16, 2019 at Cezayir Restaurant.
Welcoming of the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows
The Welcoming of the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 8, 2018 at Salon IKSV. The event marked the seventh cycle of the Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program of the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative.
The event began with welcoming remarks by Director Fuat Keyman, followed by remarks from the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Stiftung Mercator, Rüdiger Frohn. The welcoming remarks were followed by a movie screening that introduced 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellows Atila Eralp and Özcan Mutlu and the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows Annegret Warth, Cem İskender Aydın, Ender Peker, Jannes Tessmann, Joanna Krzeminska, Maissam Nimer, and Yohanan Benhaim.