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.


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!🥳👏🍾🥂


𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐔𝐃 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐒𝐓 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐃𝐔𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 - 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗-𝟐𝟏 𝐂𝐎𝐇𝐎𝐑𝐓 - 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞!

It was a great pleasure to see our first cohort of students graduate. These students had a very challenging time with working and travelling to various countries during a world pandemic, coping with sometimes challenging personal issues to have graduated and done exceedingly well in the end result is a proud moment for everyone involved with the students and the programme. Well done - We are all very proud of you!

To all the students who graduated in absentia for various reasons - we were thinking of you on the day!


Meet our Programme Director - EUROSUD Autonomous University Madrid (UAM)

Assistant Professor in Politics

My name is Anne-Marie Reynaers. I am a Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Autonomous University Madrid. I joined the Erasmus Mundus International Master in South European Studies (EUROSUD) as Programme Director, (Madrid), in September of this year, a role I am very much looking forward to.

Previously, I worked at the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam. I hold a PhD in Public Administration (VU University Amsterdam) and a Research Master’s degree in Public Administration and Organizational Science (Utrecht University School of Governance).

My research interests include Public-private partnerships, Public management, Public service delivery, Public sector reform, Good governance, and Public values.  I am a member of the Innovation, Technology and Public Management research group and I coordinate the Master in Democracy and Government and the Master EUROSUD South European Studies.

More information: Research GateORCIDCV.

We wish to welcome Dr Reynaers to the programme.

 


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 Sözen (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 Sözen 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."

 


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