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Application tips from Sergio

Application tips from Sergio

Sergio Reina Pastor our 2021-23 Cohort 3 student has taken the time to provide some application tips for those keen to apply to join the EUROSUD programme.  We hope you find it useful.

Publication (2021) - José Pedro Martins Lopes

EUROSUD 2020-22 Cohort 2 student José Pedro shares his recent publication:

Lopes, José Pedro (2021) Listening to the wind of change: The implications of the 2019 general election for the Portuguese party systemInternational Journal of Iberian Studies, Volume 34, Number 1, 1 March 2021, pp. 47-64(18)


This article offers an overview of the Portuguese general election of October 2019 and of its impact in the ongoing evolution of the Portuguese party system. The election results are interpreted by looking at the socio-economic and political context in which it took place, as well as the protagonists, issues and party positions of the electoral campaign. Additionally, the process leading to the formation of the socialist minority government is also examined. It is argued that changing patterns have mostly been reverted and that the party system that comes out of this election is a more stable one. This was mainly due to institutional constraints that limit the potential of change. Nevertheless, the increasing role of the left-right cleavage, alongside the entrance of new parties in parliament might pave the way for future realignments of the Portuguese party system.

Publication - Zine Labidine Ghebouli

Our International Master student from 2020-22 Cohort 2, Zine Labidine Ghebouli shares his recent publication with the Middle East Institute on Algeria:

Zine Labidine Ghebouli is a political analyst and postgraduate scholar at the University of Glasgow, where he focuses on Euro-Mediterranean affairs. His research covers political and security dynamics in Algeria. Zine previously worked as a junior consultant at the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship. The views expressed in this piece are his own.

Afaf attends Nile University Model United Nations (NIMUN)

𝐀𝐟𝐚𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐛𝐛𝐚𝐫 - 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏-𝟐𝟑 𝐂𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭
This year’s Nile University Model United Nations NIMUN invited me to join them in Cairo, Egypt; To occupy the role of director for their Model UNFCCC COP27 council, the first one of its kind worldwide.
The topics we discussed ranged from sustainable construction to the role of nuclear energy in combating climate change. In hope that our resolutions would contribute towards this year’s COP27 held in Sharm el Sheikh.

Walking Tour on Final Day of Winter School in Lisbon

Walking Tour - Final day of Winter School

The final day of the Winter School at ICS-ULisboa, the students went on a walking tour led by Andrea Pavoni, assistant research professor in geography at Dinamia'CET, ISCTE-IUL to discover urban art, conflict and change in Lisbon. It was a great end to brilliant Winter School experience for all.

Our student Zine Labidine Ghebouli expressed the sentiment perfectly "it was a joyful, engaging event and I truly appreciated the opportunity to meet everyone finally so Bravo to each and all!"

A selection of photos from the Tour

Walking Tour Winter School Lisbon Feb 2022



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


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