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 Autónoma 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 🎼 , art 🎨, and cooking 🥘 ".


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 everyone’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.


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 graduate joins Middle East Research Hub as a contributor

Delighted to announce I’ve joined the Middle East Research Hub as a contributor. A new promising project that aims to create and maintain a network of researchers and experts in MENA public policies and affairs.

I will be focusing on the Mediterranean affairs especially in relation to EU-MENA cooperation. A new challenge, completely shifting my research ‘comfort zone’ that I’ve developed over the past 5 years.

But yalla, it should be a fun and a rich learning experience.

يسعدني الإعلان عن انضمامي إلى مركز أبحاث الشرق الأوسط كمساهم. مشروع جديد واعد يهدف إلى تأسيس شبكة من الباحثين والخبراء في السياسات والشؤون العامة لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا.
سأركز على شؤون البحر الأبيض المتوسط خاصة فيما يتعلق بالتعاون بين الاتحاد الأوروبي والشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا. تحدّ جديد يغير تمامًا “منطقة الراحة البحثيّة” التي طوّرتها خلال السنوات الخمس الماضية.
تجربة من المفترض أن تكون غنيّة، تعليمية وممتعة.

In class with Dr Myrto Tsakatika

Our EUROSUD students and Dr Myrto Tsakatika in class earlier today! 😊 ‘Politics and Society in Southern Europe’ focuses on topics such as democratisation, political systems and parties, corruption, EU membership and the 2008 economic crisis that rocked Southern Europe. ‘Expert groups’ on Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey dissect the topic of the week from a comparative perspective. ⤵️

Introductory guest lecture on "Recent Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean: Challenges and Prospects" in Athens

We are happy to welcome on Friday 25 September 2020 our new students with an Introductory guest lecture on “Recent Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean: Challenges and Prospects”, by H.E. Michalis Diamessis, Ambassador of Greece to Turkey in conversation with Associate Professor Ioannis Grigoriadis, Bilkent University.

Guest lecture on the New Zealand parliamentary system

Year 2 at (UAM) Autonomous University of Madrid

An exciting start to the semester at (UAM) Autonomous University of Madrid, for our Year 2 International Master student, Vukan Jokic who was honoured to be invited by Prof Irene Martin to open her undergraduate course called ‘Elections and Political Behaviour‘ to give a guest lecture on the topic of the New Zealand parliamentary system and the upcoming New Zealand elections. It was a great success, with attendance from 100 students. Well done! 😀