EUROSUD International Master students present at the Graduate Fellow Conference in European Studies

EUROSUD Intenational Master students Fernando Remache Vinueza and Yelyzaveta Monastyrova, who are at their year two pathway at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome were invited to deliver individual presentations at the "Europe Today: Challenges & Opportunities", organised by The European Studies Council at Yale University on April 16-17 2021. Papers will be published at the official website.

Fernando discussed: "The Official Narrative of National Identity and the Emergence of Silenced Narratives: The Case of Lithuania"

Yelyzaveta discussed: "Euroscepticism and COVID- 19: Examining the Spanish Political Landscape in the Face of the Pandemic"

Congratulations to Fernando and Yelyzaveta for their excellent presentations!

EUROSUD Film Night

EUROSUD hold a regular film night for students and staff focusing on movies about Southern Europe or filmed in Southern Europe. Theย  group are asked to come up with suggestions for viewing. After the viewing there is a discussion about the film. This is a great regular social event for the all!

The recent screening watched was Letters from War (Portuguese: Cartas da Guerra) which is based around a collection of letters written by a young soldier, doctor and an aspirant writer, to his wife while he was serving in Angola between 1971 and 1973, during the Portuguese Colonial War. Following the movie, we talked about the War itself and then also what patterns arise in the movie that we can identify in other conflicts as well.

The first screening was Soldiers of Salamina (David Trueba, 2003)

The movie is inspired by a best-seller novel under the same name written by Javier Cercas. In it โ€œThe narrator is fascinated by the way memory congeals into history: the insidious process by which personal narratives become part of a past that can no longer be verified, and is therefore taken to be the truth, even though it is only one possible version of what actually happened. As Cercas points out, the events of the Spanish civil war, which took place only a generation earlier, are becoming as distant and fixed as the story of the soldiers who fought the Persian fleet at Salamis more than 2,000 years earlier.

Here you can find an interview with the author of the novel, Javier Cercas:

Those of you interested in academic analyses about the novel can find several references under Google Scholar:



Meet Giulia Bottoloni - EUROSUD Int Master Student - Internship

#๐—บ๐˜†๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—จ๐——๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ @ Fundaciรณn Cruz Blanca

Hello Giulia here! I'm a student of the EUROSUD Masters programme. I chose EUROSUD because I wanted to broaden my knowledge of the Euro-Mediterranean region and its contemporary challenges. This Master also allowed me to explore the topics I am most interested in, namely migration and gender equality from an intercultural perspective. My pathway allowed me to study at the University of Glasgow, the University of Athens and Aix-Marseille. This challenging and enriching programme helped me build an international and multidisciplinary background that led me to the internship I am doing now.

I am doing an internship at Fundaciรณn Cruz Blanca, a Spanish NGO specialized in human rights protection and integration of populations at risk of being marginalized. Since February, I have been supporting the implementation of an EU project aimed at improving the detection and identification of minors and young adult victims of human trafficking, together with other 3 partner organizations in Italy, France and Belgium. I would like to continue to work in this environment and I am glad to have chosen this academic pathway that allowed me to explore it.


International Master student Fernando Alejandro Remache Vinueza selected to speak at a Conference

Our International Master student, Fernando Alejandro Remache Vinueza, from Spain, has been selected to speak at the 13th Annual History Graduate conference: Constructing History Through the Prism of Perspective, Identity, and Memory (virtual) at the University of Northern Illinois (USA) to be held on 9 April 2021.

Fernando will discuss, “The Official Narrative of National Identity and the Emergence of Silenced Narratives: The Case of Lithuania”.

Here is the full programme: HGSA Conference 2021 Program -corrected_compressed

Good luck with your talk Fernando!

EUROSUD Students in Madrid - Trip to Alcalรก de Henares

Our EUROSUD International Master students, Marie, Chuangheng, Habiba, Miriam, Mariam and Vukan who are on the Madrid pathway went on a trip to Alcalรก de Henares. The city is known as the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, author of the world-famous Don Quixote. They visited his birth house as well as the Archaeological Museum, ending the excursion with a walk around the city centre which is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. What a great day they had!

๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐€๐ง๐ง๐š ๐€๐ฅ๐ž๐ค๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ฏ๐š, ๐„๐”๐‘๐Ž๐’๐”๐ƒ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ - ๐ˆ๐๐“๐„๐‘๐๐’๐‡๐ˆ๐

#๐’Ž๐’š๐‘ฌ๐‘ผ๐‘น๐‘ถ๐‘บ๐‘ผ๐‘ซ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’‘ @๐‘ถ๐‘ฌ๐‘ช๐‘ซ

Salut, Iโ€™m Anna ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Like my dear friend Ilaria ๐Ÿ‘‘, Iโ€™d also like to share my journey as a EUROSUD student and, currently, an intern at the OECD.

The Mediterranean has been the region of my major research interest since I began my undergraduate studies in International Relations in Russia๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ. After getting some valuable work experience in media, translation, and management consulting, I decided to continue with my studies and was lucky to find the newly launched EUROSUD Master programme. Now, progressing through my last semester in France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท (after completing studies in Glasgow๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ and Madrid๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ), I can say that applying for EUROSUD was 100% the right decision that has already opened many doors for me and my fellow classmates๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

In January 2021, I started my 6-month internship as a Junior Policy Analyst at the Global Relations Secretariat of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. While the internship is at the Eurasia Division of the GRS, which works closely with the countries of the Eastern Partnership, Central Asia and Afghanistan, we have been conducting joint projects with many other OECD Directorates, including the GRS MENA Division.

I have been involved in the work on multiple OECD projects - from gender equality, consumer protection and digitalisation, to green energy reforms and regional development & decentralisation - being in constant contact with the partners from the EU, UN agencies and other international and civil society organisations, and national governments representatives๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป

The knowledge of the European and OECD member-countriesโ€™ policies, and experience in project management and policy analysis which I obtained throughout my Master studies, have helped me a lot in my daily-work.

After graduation, I plan to continue working in the policy analysis and consulting sector, either at an international organisation or a think-tank.

And to everyone whoโ€™s reading this: best of luck in anything you do, and big hugs to my EUROSUD classmates wherever you are ๐Ÿค—


EUROSUD Staff Student Liaison Committee Meeting (SSLC)

The EUROSUD Staff Student Liaison Committee Meeting (SSLC) took place on 17 February 2021. Our Student Reps work hard to report for and back to both cohorts of students who are currently in their mobility locations (Athens/Madrid/LUISS/Marseille). This is one of our most important meetings, providing a channel for our students to voice any issues they may have. The Committee are very proactive in ensuring any concerns or ideas that the students have come up with are met and that we are fully supporting the students.

EUROSUD International Master student at her Internship

EUROSUD Internship - Ilaria Pelucchi

EUROSUD International Master student at her InternshipMeet Ilaria, who chose EUROSUD International master programme because of its focus on the Mediterranean as a region and after volunteering in Gaziantep, Turkey where she worked with vulnerable refugee children coming from Syria and Afghanistan.

Her topic of interest is migration and Europe's relations with the Arab world. After completing the first three semesters of her International Master Degree in University of Glasgow, Universidad Autรณnoma de Madrid, and Aix-Marseille, she is now in Bologna, Italy doing her internship as a reception operator for asylum seekers and refugees.

She will spend the first three months in a first reception centre helping out in the legal area, in the process of obtention of international protection; and the last three months in a second reception centre where she will contribute to programs of social, cultural and work integration. Her hope is to have her own NGO one day, to assist and support vulnerable refugee minors in their new life; to teach them languages and to create intercultural exchanges through music ๐ŸŽผ , art ๐ŸŽจ, and cooking ๐Ÿฅ˜ ".


By Ilaria Pelucchi


Meet Merima our student rep for Athens (NKUA)

Hi! My name is Merima and I am the student rep for the second cohort in Athens. It has been very rewarding to serve as the student rep and help make this semester a bit easier for everyone and hopefully serving as a useful link between students and staff. I think one of our major goals and challenges this year is to keep everyoneโ€™s spirits up and connect with each other as much as possible, but I would say we are all doing a good job and are looking forward to a better summer! Another goal was to keep the connection between our cohort in Athens and Madrid, and we have been doing so by having coffee and game-night meet ups through Zoom.




by Merima Muhic, EUROSUD, International Master student

Well done Merima!

We wish to congratulate our International Master student, Merima Muhic on her achievement, of receiving the Golden Badge award.

Merima went back to her (old) University to pick up her diploma and the Golden Badge. The Golden Badge award is given for exceptional success during studies to students of faculties and academies of the University of Sarajevo who have completed (in the regular term) the first cycle of studies in which they achieved an average grade not lower than 9.5/10 in all of their classes, including the grade of the final thesis.