Dr Simone Tulumello

EUROSUD 2nd year dissertation students attended a series of Dissertation Colloquia (April, May & June online), coordinated by Dr Simone Tulumello from our partner at ICS Lisbon with our Director Dr Myrto Tsakatika in attendance.

The Dissertation Colloquia offered an informal space for discussion on issues, doubts, problems and successes in the making of the dissertation.

The students were pleased that they had suggested the Dissertation Colloquia at the last Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) meeting and that the Consortium had taken this on board!

𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐔𝐃 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐝

𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐔𝐃 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐝. We wish to thank everyone who applied to our exceptionally unique programme.
We have emailed all applicants, providing full information on how to join the programme as a self-funded student.

𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐔𝐃 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝!

Unsuccessful scholarship applicants who are able to self-fund and who have submitted the application by 1 April will be required to pay a £500 deposit by 30 April 2021. Applications submitted from 2 April onwards will have a rolling 4 week deposit deadline to confirm their place on the programme. http://www.southeuropeanstudies.eu/apply/

- 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 (𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐄𝐔): 𝟐𝟑 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏
- 𝐔𝐊 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐔 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 𝟐𝟕 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏


𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐔𝐃 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝗶𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐝!

𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐔𝐃 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝗶𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐝! Please check your 'junk' folder if you have not received your decision.
𝐂 𝐎 𝐍 𝐆 𝐑 𝐀 𝐓 𝐔 𝐋 𝐀 𝐓 𝐈 𝐎 𝐍 𝐒 ! to successful applicants, we look forward to receiving your acceptance of the offer to join this highly competitive programme.
Commiserations to unsuccessful scholarship applicants. We hope you will join us on the programme as a self-funded student. Full information in correspondece email.
𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐄𝐔 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞
𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐔𝐊 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬.


EUROSUD selected for the Scottish Government Twitter Campaign - Franco-Scottish relations



EUROSUD WINTER SCHOOL 1-5 January - Instituto de Ciêncas Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-ULisboa) (virtual)

EUROSUD International Master students will attend the Dissertation Winter School with our partner at ICS-ULisboa on Monday.

Throughout the week the students will present and discuss dissertation projects in the format of an academic conference and will receive feedback on their projects.

Marina Costa Lobo, from the Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, will deliver the opening lecture on “Voting in Southern Europe in the shadow of the Great Recession”.

Finally, a roundtable with experienced practitioners will discuss the “Challenges of the Migration crisis to Southern Europe”.

Winter School at ICS-ULisboa - International Master students and lecturers (Zoom)

EUROSUD Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applications now CLOSED 

EUROSUD Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applications are now CLOSED for September 2021 entry. Programme applications for self-funded students remain open.

Applicants can expect to hear results by Friday 2 April.

COVID-19 updates and implications for teaching across the EUROSUD partners

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about important challenges for Universities, staff and students. One key challenge has been adapting teaching practice and delivery to the changing and uncertain circumstances that we are all facing. An additional challenge for EUROSUD is that our teaching takes place across six countries which are subject to different levels of infection, restrictions and safety measures. The Universities that participate in the EUROSUD Consortium also vary in terms of their facilities and therefore their ability to deliver teaching face-to-face while respecting national restrictions.

In this page, we will publish up to date information on how teaching is delivered at any one time across our six partner Universities. We will also aim to provide information on local COVID-related conditions.

How will COVID-19 affect the programme in 2022?
‘We are hopeful that COVID-19 will not affect delivery of the EUROSUD programme beginning in September 2022 and that students joining the programme in 2022 will not be affected by COVID-related travel restrictions. We will, however, continue to monitor the situation carefully throughout the year and publish any relevant updates on our website.’


Currently, the plan for the upcoming teaching Semester September 2021 is as follows:

University of Glasgow: teaching will be on a blended learning basis depending on class sizes (more updates here)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: teaching will take place face to face

Greece is taking steps towards getting back into normality. In order to access public spaces (indoor and outdoor), such as shops, restaurants, cinemas, museums, public services etc. you need to demonstrate your proof of vaccination, as well as your identification documents. Moreover, it is required to use masks in all indoor spaces and public transportation. In case you are not vaccinated you will need to present a 48 hour negative rapid test in order to enter shops, pharmacies etc. However, in the latter case, the entrance in other indoor spaces, such as museums, theatres, gyms, restaurants etc. is not allowed. To enter the facilities of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens you will need to present your vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test (twice per week). For more information please advice the website of the university or Ms. Evelyn Karakatsani, the EUROSUD in Athens programme administrator at the email: eurosudathens@pspa.uoa.gr

Disclaimer: the above information may be subject to frequent change. It is recommended to advise regularly the European website

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid: teaching will take place face to face (more updates here) (tbc)

Aix-Marseille Universite: teaching will take place face to face

LUISS Guido Carli: teaching will take place face to face

ICS-ULisboa: teaching will take place face to face

This information will be updated as and when circumstances change.

Prof Sözen returns to University of Glasgow

Prof Georgios Karyotis welcomed Prof Ahmet Sözen, Eastern Mediterranean University for a return visit to his online seminar, remarking that both he and his students really enjoyed his unique insights and wealth of knowledge about the conflict in Cyprus and the broader lessons that emerge from it in relation to the challenges and opportunities for conflict resolution. Prof Sözen commented that the EUROSUD students were very attentive!


Induction event at the Glasgow City Chambers

Erasmus Mundus International Masters students at the University of Glasgow were given a grand civic welcome at the Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday 19 September.

The College’s Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree consortia are a major cause of celebration. An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. EMJMDs award EU-funded scholarships to the best student candidates applying under annual selection rounds.

Rachel Sandison, Vice Principal for External Relations, said: “The University of Glasgow is in the unique position of having received eight prestigious Erasmus Mundus awards from the European Commission to support student mobility and exchange on two-year International Master degrees jointly delivered by consortia of universities across Europe and beyond.

“The University of Glasgow acts as the co-ordinating institution on seven of these programmes and as a degree-awarding partner on the eighth. The Erasmus Mundus initiative is one of the jewels in the crown of higher education. They programmes respond directly to the multiple mobility and cultural experiences that an increasingly globally-aware student body is seeking and help to increase students’ employment opportunities on graduation.

“The programmes are also in the vanguard of our broader European engagement. The UK higher education sector is lobbying hard to ensure ongoing funding support and protection of these and similar programmes in the event of Brexit.”

Four of these programmes are located in the School of Social and Political Sciences, with another three in the School of Education and one in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, based in the University’s Dumfries campus.

The University’s Erasmus Mundus programmes span a wide range of subject areas and include degree-awarding partners from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and Ukraine, as well as associate partner institutions in many more locations around the world.

• Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, IntM (CEERES)
• Children’s Literature, Media and Culture, IntM (CLMC)
• South European Studies, IntM (EUROSUD)
• Global Markets, Local Creativities, IntM (GLOCAL)
• Adult Education for Social Change, IntM (IMAESC)
• Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies, IntM (IMSISS)
Tourism Development and Culture, IntM (TourDC)

Education Policies for Global Development, IntM (GLOBED) is coordinated by Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Since first receiving Erasmus Mundus funding for its Russian, Central and East European Studies (IMRCEES) programme in 2011, the University’s Erasmus Mundus consortia have awarded scholarship funding to 385 students, allowing them to experience a top-quality educational experience in multiple different cities including, Glasgow. The University has welcomed students from over 90 different nationalities through its doors, making these programmes a truly enriching, multicultural experience for both students and staff.

In the 2018 round of funding, the University of Glasgow received four out of the five UK-led awards, and now has more programmes running through the University than most other European countries have in total.
In the 2019 round of funding, the University of Glasgow was successful in both of its re-funding bids for the GLOCAL and IMSISS programmes. These two programmes have won a further 4.37 million Euros each, which will fund a total of 176 full Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, spread over four intakes. This year, the University of Glasgow was the only UK HEI to be awarded EMJMD funding as a co-ordinator.

For the university, the benefits have been multi-layered across many areas, including:
• the development of joint and multiple degrees;
• helping to increase student recruitment, mobility and placements;
• attracting a greater diversity of students and of exceptional quality;
• changing the dynamics of classroom interaction and contributing to the internationalisation of the curriculum;
• consolidating academic networks – leading to an increase in joint research along with higher citation rates.

Collaboration with partners has also helped to raise the UoG’s profile within Europe and with non-EU funding bodies as well as enabling professional development through staff mobility and joint/multiple degree design.

Bailie Glenn Elder, who welcomed the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree students on behalf of the Lord Provost, telling them: “I’m confident you’ll have a great experience here in Glasgow – a city famed for its friendliness and sense of fun, as well as for being an unrivalled place of learning.

He added: “My gratitude also to the University of Glasgow for its commitment to the Erasmus Mundus Programme – a truly progressive, collaborative and world-class learning model.”