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

PROFESSIONAL TRACK STUDENTS

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


Student Pot Luck Event - 2021-23 cohort

The programme held a 'Pot Luck' event for the EUROSUD students on 6 December, at the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) at the University of Glasgow, to say our farewells to the students before they headed off to their next mobility location at either National and Kapodistrian University of Athens  (NKUA) or Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). There was a selection of food and baking from all corners of the globe - well done to our students for the great  effort made to bring us a tasting of delicious food from their home countries.

The Scottish selection of smoked salmon, haggis, neeps and potato bites with the added scotch whisky tasting went down a treat. We had a good laugh as students tasted the whisky then made funny faces as it hit the back of the throat, too much for some! It was a 'sight to see'!

All the food went down a treat and much fun was had on the night. It proved to be a great ending to the first semester in Glasgow. We will miss the presence of our lovely students!

 

 


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!


𝐂𝐎𝐏𝟐𝟔 𝐆𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐠𝐨𝐰 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐭𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 – 𝐃𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐦 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠  𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓

𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐔𝐃 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏-𝟐𝟑 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬: 𝐄𝐫𝐢𝐤𝐚 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐠𝐚𝐝𝐨 𝐑𝐮𝐛𝐢𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐉𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐧 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐝

Anne and I watched four documentary films related to an indigenous call for climate action. We had the great pleasure of listening to voices from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Myanmar.

At the end of the documentary films we also witnessed the testimonies of two representatives from the Wampi Nation in Peru and I even had the opportunity to discuss and take a picture with one of them.

We enjoyed very much the event and learnt a bit more of the different realities of the indigenous communities in Latin America and Asia. As a Peruvian I felt proud of assisting to this screening. It was undoubtedly a great satisfaction that the whole auditorium could see the indigenous situation in the Peruvian Amazon due to illegal mining and logging, as well as understand how important it is to protect the area and its people.

COP26 Glasgow Scotland

 

Story by Erika Carina Delgado Rubio


𝐂𝐎𝐏𝟐𝟔 𝐢𝐧 𝐆𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐠𝐨𝐰 - 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐕𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬

𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐚𝐥𝐛𝐲 – 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏-𝟐𝟑 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭: I volunteered at the march on Saturday 6 November. The protest was split into blocks, and it was led by indigenous groups and groups based in Glasgow that support indigenous voices. The COP coalition felt it was paramount for the protest to be led by those who are the most affected by climate change and who are often the least amplified voices in mainstream media. As a march steward, I felt very honoured to be assisting with this block throughout the march and met some very inspirational people. It was about 3 miles long in some quite heavy rain at points so we definitely all helped each other to keep the morale up! But my main role was to support safety and facilitate the march. We created a human block around the protestors as we all marched, so that photographers and other members of the public wouldn't disrupt the flow of the march or become a threat to anyone's safety. These pictures were taken before the march began- the artwork was created by some of the indigenous protestors and people were invited to create a circle of solidarity around the brilliant artwork laid out in Kelvingrove Park.