Since 2009, IAI has contributed to this initiative of Unicredit in cooperation with the Center for Strategic Research (Stratejik Arastirmalar Merkezi - SAM) and and the Italian and Turkish Ministries of Foreign Affairs, which is held on alternate years in Rome and Istanbul. This is an event of high cultural and political profile, which aims to encourage dialogue between Turkish and Italian civil societies and to support the accession of Turkey to the European Union.
The eighth Forum in 2011 has been held in Istanbul: IAI contributed to a special issue (Spring 2011) of the journal Perceptions, dedicated to Italy-Turkey relations. In 2010 for the seventh Forum, IAI produced, together with the Global Relations Forum (GRF), a report that identified methods and tools to promote technological cooperation between Italy and Turkey. IAI also provided scientific support for the preparation of the final report of the sixth (2009) Forum, held in Istanbul on 18-19 novembre. The document to which IAI contributed, addressed the role of women and multiculturalism in the two countries.