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

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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

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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!


DISSERTATION SEASON!

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 Lisbonย with our Director Dr Myrto Tsakatika in attendance.

The Dissertation Colloquia offered anย informal space forย discussionย 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!


Meet Iakovos Tsalikoglou EUROSUD Int Master Student - Internship track

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Hi everyone! My name is Iakovos, I come from Greece, and I am currently in the second and final year of the EUROSUD Masterโ€™s programme in Aix-Marseille Universitรฉ.

I chose this programme because I wanted to better contextualize my academic skills in South Europe, the geographical region I have lived in for most of my life. I also believed the opportunity to learn and experience life in 3 different countries would be invaluable, and even though the pandemic certainly was an obstacle, I still believe it to be so.

Another factor that really attracted me to the programme was the possibility of pursuing an internship during its second year. I ended up securing a position at Corinth Pipeworks, a private steel pipe manufacturer, that has work on several large international projects in Southern Europe and the world. As an intern at their project management division, I am responsible for assisting with the management of the companyโ€™s relations with its partners, as well as its production and supply chain. During this time, I gained transferable skills useful to anyone trying to start a professional career in addition to valuable knowledge about how international projects of these magnitudes are managed.

EUROSUD has enabled me not only to develop many marketable skills but also has allowed me to find out what form of work suits me most. Iโ€™m looking forward to employing all Iโ€™ve learned in the programme to benefit my future work!

 


Meet Carmel Silveira - EUROSUD International Master Student Internship

 

 

 

Hi everyone! I'm Carmel, I come from Brazil and I'm currently enrolled in the final yearย of the EUROSUD Master programme atย Aix-Marseille University.

I decided to undertake the professional track of the EUROSUD Master programme with the aim of developing my career as public policy analyst in Europe, while also having the chance to broaden my knowledge on migration. This is one of the main challenges at the Southern region, and the EUROSUD programme has provided me with the chance to focus on this subject throughout the two years of my studies and practices in Glasgow, Athens and Aix-en-Provence/Marseille.

At the moment, I am completing an internship at the European office of Rede Sem Fronteiras (Network without Borders), a network of civil society organizations and social movements that promotes the rights of migrants and refugees in Europe and Latin America.

Recently, we promoted the First European Social Forum on Migration (EFSM Lisbon 2021), which for me was a great work opportunity to put into practice the background knowledge acquired throughout the EUROSUD programme.


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Hi everyone! Iโ€™m Vukan and Iโ€™m currently finishing the EUROSUD Masters programme at UAM in Madrid while interning with the OECD in Paris.

Two years ago, I chose this programme because of its multi-disciplinary structure that combines courses in politics, IR, history, sociology and modern languages. Thematically, I chose it because of my interest in South Europe which began during my student exchange in Milan where I learnt about the significance of the region as the EUโ€™s southern border and as a climate change hotspot.

My past three semesters were taught in Glasgow, Athens and Madrid and were packed with new theory, essays, group projects and guest lectures. Now, I am happy to report that I am applying in practice, at the OECDโ€™s Public Affairs and Communications Directorate, what Iโ€™ve learnt over the course of my degree. As the Directorate's intern, I have been researching and writing briefings ahead of Global Parliamentary Network meetings, assisting with the launch of a new youth advisory board and helping the media team with their engagement with journalists.

Thanks to EUROSUD and the OECD, I have realised that international cooperation is an area that ties together my academic background and practical skills and is where I hope to stay after graduation!