EUROSUD Online Course on Methodological Techniques - June 2021

EUROSUD 2020-22 Cohort students attended a week long intensive course (online) on Methodological Techniques , from 18-21 June, delivered by our Partner at Instituto de Ciencias Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-ULisboa).
The course covered case studies, game theory, archival research, experiments, ethnographic notes,  content analysis, and survey. The final seminar was Visual methods and the team discussed animals and images.

The course was well-attended and the students enjoyed the sessions.

Irakli Gabidzashvili - Paper gets Published!


Irakli's paper "The EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans: Accession Negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania '' has been published in European Policy Review 2021, established by European Student Think Tank.

In 2014, the European Student Think Tank established the European Policy Review, a peer reviewed journal. The journal aims to publish academic papers by undergraduate and postgraduate  students on topics related to policy-making in the European Union. All papers are submitted to an  anonymous peer-review process conducted by graduate and doctoral students. This year marks the fourth volume of the European Policy Review. The journal is published annually.

This year, European Policy Review is registered with the British Library and assigned an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN).

The paper can be accessed through this link: 

Well done Iralki!

Irakli Gabidzashvili - GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum in Slovakia, Bratislava on June 2021


The EUROSUD Consortium would like to Congratulate our second year Erasmus Mundus International Master student, Irakli Gabidzashvili who won an international Essay Competition organised by the Slovak Agency for International Development and Cooperation. The topic of the essay was "What role will the Arctic and Space play in geopolitics?".  As a winner, Irakli was invited to attend the GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum in Slovakia, Bratislava on June 15-17 where he had an opportunity to meet and interact with European leaders, top diplomats and worldwide experts. Speakers included foreign Ministers of 12 countries and Presidents of Poland, Slovakia and Croatia, Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria and his holiness Pope Francis.  He attended the event in-person and his participation was supported by Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Irakli had the opportunity to ask a question to Foreign Ministers of North Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia.

We are very proud of Irakli!


Dr Simone Tulumello

EUROSUD 2nd year dissertation students attended a series of Dissertation Colloquia (April, May & June online), coordinated by Dr Simone Tulumello from our partner at ICS Lisbon with our Director Dr Myrto Tsakatika in attendance.

The Dissertation Colloquia offered an informal space for discussion on issues, doubts, problems and successes in the making of the dissertation.

The students were pleased that they had suggested the Dissertation Colloquia at the last Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) meeting and that the Consortium had taken this on board!

Meet Iakovos Tsalikoglou EUROSUD Int Master Student - Internship track

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Hi everyone! My name is Iakovos, I come from Greece, and I am currently in the second and final year of the EUROSUD Master’s programme in Aix-Marseille Université.

I chose this programme because I wanted to better contextualize my academic skills in South Europe, the geographical region I have lived in for most of my life. I also believed the opportunity to learn and experience life in 3 different countries would be invaluable, and even though the pandemic certainly was an obstacle, I still believe it to be so.

Another factor that really attracted me to the programme was the possibility of pursuing an internship during its second year. I ended up securing a position at Corinth Pipeworks, a private steel pipe manufacturer, that has work on several large international projects in Southern Europe and the world. As an intern at their project management division, I am responsible for assisting with the management of the company’s relations with its partners, as well as its production and supply chain. During this time, I gained transferable skills useful to anyone trying to start a professional career in addition to valuable knowledge about how international projects of these magnitudes are managed.

EUROSUD has enabled me not only to develop many marketable skills but also has allowed me to find out what form of work suits me most. I’m looking forward to employing all I’ve learned in the programme to benefit my future work!