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.

 

 

 


EUROSUD 2021-23 Student Induction

The University of Glasgow warmly welcomed the new student intake of EUROSUD International students, who came from 21 countries around the globe, to the City of Glasgow.

The first stage of a 2-year International Master in South European Studies, students will spend the first semester in Glasgow, before venturing to their next location, depending on their choice of pathway, selecting between Athens or Madrid for Semester 2, adding Rome and Marseille, with a Winter School in Lisbon in year 2.

Day 1 of Induction, the students were introduced to teaching and Administrative staff who gave them an overview of the courses and the administrative side of the programme, providing an opportunity for questions.

A social event was organised in the evening at the CCA - Centre for Contemporary Arts, Saramago Cafe Bar, in Sauchiehall Street, in Glasgow City, with a buffet and drinks. There was a great atmosphere as everyone got to know each other, some meeting for the first time. It was a great night!

Classes have now started, and so the EUROSUD journey begins!

 

EUROSUD 2021-23 Induction


Meet Merima Muhic EUROSUD Int Master Student - Summer Vacation Internship

I spent my summer (July and August) doing an internship at the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in London, working closely with the ambassador His Excellency Mr Vanja Filipovic. I mostly worked on preparing weekly reports on events in the UK or events around the world that the UK has a significant role in. These reports would then be looked over, edited, and delivered back to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

It was a lovely experience! The idea of doing an internship at one of the embassies always seemed so distant to me, because of the importance and the level at which such an institution operates. I was lucky enough to have a very open and constructive communication with the Ambassador, and he allowed me a to have a lot of "creative freedom", but also made sure to show me the protocol and the usual correspondences with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs back home. It was also a great opportunity to learn how to section out the most important and accurate facts in a time when there is an overwhelming amount of information.


Meet Monica Carlotti - EUROSUD Int Master Student - Internship

#๐—บ๐˜†๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—จ๐——๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝย at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security โ€” Edinburgh

Hi everyone! Iโ€™m Monica, I come from Italy and I am a final year student of the EUROSUD Master's Programme.

What first attracted me to EUROSUD was its truly interdisciplinary approach, which would equip me with the key skills to support my future career development.

After my semesters in Glasgow, Madrid and Marseille, I am now completing an internship at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security of the University of Edinburgh. Specifically, I collaborate with the One Health FIELD Network which has various ongoing projects in the MENA region with the aim to achieve One Health through food security.

My topics of interest are agriculture, sustainability, health and environmental challenges, and I hope to continue to learn and contribute to this field after the EUROSUD programme!


Meet Daniel Pulico de Arco - EUROSUD Internship - Year 2 International Master

#๐—บ๐˜†๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—จ๐——๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ at TransPerfect Translations โ€” Montpellier

Salut, tout le monde ! My name's Daniel Pulido de Arco. I come from Colombia, and I'm currently enrolled in my second and final year of the EUROSUD master's programme at Aix-Marseille Universitรฉ in France.

Back in 2019, I chose this program motivated by the deep fascination I feel for the languages, the history, and the culture of Southern Europe. Today, I know I made the right decision as EUROSUD has allowed me to not only learn about the most relevant political and social issues facing Southern Europe but also to travel to several countries of the region and thus to experience life like a true Southern European.

At the moment, I am completing a six-month internship in translation project management at TransPerfect Translations (TPT), the world's largest provider of language services and technology solutions for global business. TPT has offices in over 100 cities on six continents and offers a full range of services in 170+ languages, including those of Southern Europe.

As an intern, I am responsible for providing support to the production team in handling the different phases of the translation project cycle, such as placing, timelining, budgeting, final-eyeing, to name a few. This experience has helped me acquire different job-related skills that complement my education and has shown me what it is like to handle international projects and accounts from within a large multinational corporation.

This would not have been possible without my wonderful EUROSUD family, whom I wish to thank dearly for all their help and support along the way.

 


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,ย ย 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!

EUROSUD 2020-22 COHORT STUDENT GETS PAPER PUBLISHED!

Irakli's paper "The EU Enlargementย to the Western Balkans: Accession Negotiationsย 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 theย European Policy Review, a peer reviewed journal. The journal aims to publish academic papers by undergraduate and postgraduateย  students on topics related to policy-making in the European Union. All papers are submitted to anย  anonymous peer-review process conducted by graduate and doctoral students. This year marks the fourth volume of the European Policy Review.ย 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: https://esthinktank.com/european-policy-review/volume-4/volume-4-number-1/?fbclid=IwARย 

Well done Iralki!


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

CONGRATULATIONS TO IRAKLI

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?".ย ย 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.ย  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!