Consortium Management Board (CMB) Meeting & Dinner - held in Lisbon 21 February 2022

𝗘𝗨𝗥𝗢𝗦𝗨𝗗 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘂𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 (𝗖𝗠𝗕) 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 and Dinner

EUROSUD Consortium Management Board (CMB) Meeting took place in Lisbon on Monday 21 February 0930-2.00 pm to coincide with the Winter School 2022. Our partners met to discuss the pertinent issues of the programme and to make relevant changes, considering student experience and feedback. We care about our students and want them to have the best possible experience at all Partner institutions of the EUROSUD Programme.😍.

This was followed by the EUROSUD Administrators meeting. Also a valuable meeting opportunity for the programme as it allows the administrator from each partner institution to meet, engage and discuss programme business. The meeting in Lisbon provided a valuable opportunity not only for work related topics it also provided a time for staff across Europe to 'get together' for a social event.

Later that evening, there was a Consortium social dinner at Entrecopos restaurant. The food was delicious with octopus the dish of the evening. This was an opportunity for the CMB members and academics from the Winter School to relax, chat and enjoy the delicious food of Portugal. 😍


Winter School - 20-23 February 2022 - Research Track

Research Track

Research Track students presented and discussed their dissertation topics with the Academics also from  EUROSUD Consortium Partners. There were many interesting ideas where a range of issues affecting Southern Europe were presented in front of fellow students who had the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback.

 


Winter School - 20-23 February 2022 - Days 2 & 3 - Professional Track

Winter School - Days 2 and 3

PROFESSIONAL TRACK STUDENTS

The Winter School continued on Day 2 with Professional Track student sessions 'Meet the Academics', Roberto Falanga (ICS-ULisboa) and Carolina Silva (ICS-ULisboa), followed by 'Meet the Alumni' session with two EUROSUD Alumni from the 2019-21 cohort Vukan Jokic, OECD Paris and Ilaria Pelucchi, ESN France. Both Vukan and Ilaria were previous Professional Track students and were able to pass on their experiences with the students giving them the opportunity to ask questions. This was a productive and valuable experience for both Alumni and students.

Day 3 presented an opportunity for the students to engage and 'Meet the Professionals':

- Jean-Marie Moreau (European Commission, DG NEAR)
- Vincent van Grondelle (Open Cultural Centre, Barcelona Office)
- Marta Hormaechea (Open Cultural Centre, Barcelona Office)

The students gained wide ranging knowledge all round at their sessions, which will be valuable when it comes to their internships, both practical and theoretically.

 

 


Winter School in ICS-ULisboa - 20-23 February 2022 - (Day 1)

Winter School - DAY 1 

The EUROSUD Winter School took place at ICS - ULisboa. The day commenced with Student Registration and Welcome and Inauguration with Luís de Sousa (Director of ICS PhD Programme in Comparative Politics) and Myrto Tsakatika (EUROSUD Programme Director). This was closely following by a Keynote lecture from Professor Dimitri Sotiropoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, on “Policy-making in South European States under the Eurozone and the COVID-19 Crises: A Shift in Policy Styles”, ending with a student reception.

The students were delighted to be able to meet with fellow students from their Cohort for the first time since joining the programme in 2020 in Glasgow amidst the COVID pandemic. They enjoyed a social reception where they also met with the EUROSUD Consortium partners and professionals.

Full Winter School Programme


Scholarship deadline extended till Friday 21 January 2022!

We have now extended the EMJMD scholarship deadline by one week to: Friday 21 January 2022! Good luck with your application.


Student Pot Luck Event - 2021-23 cohort

The programme held a 'Pot Luck' event for the EUROSUD students on 6 December, at the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) at the University of Glasgow, to say our farewells to the students before they headed off to their next mobility location at either National and Kapodistrian University of Athens  (NKUA) or Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). There was a selection of food and baking from all corners of the globe - well done to our students for the great  effort made to bring us a tasting of delicious food from their home countries.

The Scottish selection of smoked salmon, haggis, neeps and potato bites with the added scotch whisky tasting went down a treat. We had a good laugh as students tasted the whisky then made funny faces as it hit the back of the throat, too much for some! It was a 'sight to see'!

All the food went down a treat and much fun was had on the night. It proved to be a great ending to the first semester in Glasgow. We will miss the presence of our lovely students!

 

 


Round Table - The Politics of Religion in Southern Europe - December 2021

The EUROSUD students on Dr Myrto Tsakatika's course, Politics and Society in Southern Europe, were invited to an organised Round Table discussing 'The Politics of Religion in Southern Europe' as part of their Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme.

The experts involved were Dr Xabier Itcaina (University of Bordeaux), Dr Stratos Patrikios (University of Strathclyde) and Dr Ates Altinordu (Sabanci University),  Sabanci University is an Associate Partner of the EUROSUD programme. Discussing topics; the social role of the Catholic Church in Italy, Spain and France; religiosity, political attitudes and the modernisation of the Greek Orthodox Church; political Islam in Turkey from the 1970s until today.

Dr Itçaina, focused on the general argument of his book Catholic mediations in Southern Europe. The invisible politics of religion (Routledge, 2019). The presentation aimed at proposing a comparative analytical framework on religion and politics in Southern Europe, here focused on Catholic countries, to the EUROSUD students. As a whole, the composition of the panel, with three papers on different religions (Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Islam) and countries (Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey) was very insightful and gave the floor to an interesting discussion, which kept the students engaged.

 


EUROSUD Graduation Diploma Presentations by Dr Myrto Tsakatika

Dr Myrto Tsakatika, Programme Director, University of Glasgow, presented the students at the Glasgow post dissertation social event with their diplomas which were well received by the students who were able to attend the ceremony in person.

 


High achiever Alba Priewe!

Well done Alba Priewe who graduated from the 2019-21 student cohort with the award of €500 euros for achieving the highest Grade Point Average across the two years of the International Master in South European Studies (EUROSUD) programme. What a great achievement!


Post Graduation Social Event - 2019-21 Cohort

After the graduation event on 30 November the EUROSUD 2019-21 cohort of students headed to the Adam Smith Building at the University of Glasgow, where the Programme Director, Dr Myrto Tsakatika, presented the students with their Diplomas followed by a small social gathering with their families, the Glasgow staff, Student Reps and helpers from the 2021-23 cohort for a glass of bubbly and some nibbles to celebrate the completion of the 2-year Erasmus Mundus International Master in South European Studies award.

We were pleased to see the students back in Glasgow for the ceremony - our Partners and students who were unable to make the journey due to the pandemic were all sadly missed but included in the celebration!
It was a great night well celebrated!🥳👏🍾🥂