Afaf represents COY 16 (16th) United Nations Conference of Youth at COP26 Glasgow, Scotland

Afaf Sebbar, a 20-year old, EUROSUD student (2021-2023 cohort) on the Madrid-Aix pathway . Has been chosen to represent her home country (Morocco) at the COY16.

COY 16 is the (16th) United Nations Conference of Youth. An official event in preparation for the COP 26. This conference serves as the official space for capacity building and policy training for young climate leaders from across the globe. The conference will culminate in a policy document shared during COP26. being held in Glasgow, Scotland.

COY16 will be held in Glasgow on 28-30 October.

Afaf said "My EUROSUD courses have helped me understand the climate cause from an International Relations perspective. As our main focus is on Mediterranean countries, I am now aware of the environmental dangers surrounding this region and how they can be solved through climate diplomacy".


Conflict Resolution (Cyprus) Seminar - October 2021

The Conflict Resolution seminar took place in October 2021 via zoom. We were in the fortunate position to have two outstanding guest speakers for this session who were invited to the EUROSUD class of Southern Europe in International Affairs taught by Prof Georgios Karyotis. Professor Ahmet Sรถzen (Eastern Mediterranean University ) and Professor Costas Constantinou (University of Cyprus). Both shared their professional and personal experiences of navigating this conflict with the students.

Professor Sรถzen commented: "EUROSUD students, by far, have been one of the most active and engaged students compared to the other groups to whom I give seminars several times a year.
Indeed, as Costa put it, it is always a pleasure and easier to do this seminar with students who have prior knowledge and have special interest in the region."


๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ - ๐†๐‘๐€๐ƒ๐”๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ - ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ’ ๐ฉ๐ฆ - ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐†๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ ๐จ๐ฐ

We are very proud of our very first cohort of students (2019-21) who will be graduating in December in @UofGlasgow.

Despite studying and travelling to mobility locations in the middle of a pandemic these students have shown such resilience during these challenging times and have done amazingly well in the final outcome of their studies. They will be a great asset to any employer!

We are very excited to see them again in Glasgow for the final leg of this very challenging journey.


Can Aydogan - My EUROSUD Internship at the UN Population Fund EECARO

My EUROSUD Internship at the UN Population Fund EECARO

Hi! This is Can from Istanbul, Turkey, a final year student of the EUROSUD International Master Programme, currently studying at Aix-Marseille University in France while interning at the UNFPA EECARO.

While almost completing, I appreciate more the opportunities given and the doors opened by EUROSUD in different corners of Europe. I started this programme in Glasgow with everyone else thinking that it will change my life and career prospects and I am not disappointed. Even though the pandemic interrupted everything, including our mobility, classes, and expectations from future, it didnโ€™t stop us to continue to study, blend in different cultures and customs, create networks and act for future.

Currently, I am doing an internship at the UN Population Fund Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office in my hometown, Istanbul. As one of the major UN agencies, UNFPA works on issues ranging from sexual and maternal health to gender equality and population issues such as ageing and youth. As the communications intern, I am pleased to contribute to such crucial issues for the regionโ€™s and the worldโ€™s sustainability.ย  As an intern for the regional office, I work with 17 country offices and several other teams to coordinate events, publications, and projects. I support the development and execution of UNFPA communication campaigns such as Day of the Girl Child, Older Persons Day, or International Equal Pay Day.

My background in regional studies from EUROSUD helps me to understand the issues relevant to different regions. Also, the international atmosphere and language abilities I had chance to develop throughout the programme have been important assets before and during my internship at the UN. So, thanks to the EUROSUD experience, I am much more confident and capable of achieving my career goals.