European Migration Management - Seminar

On 10 November 2021, EUROSUD hosted a Seminar on ‘European Migration Management’, held in Glasgow city centre, with participation of distinguished guest speakers, over zoom.

Lefteris Papagianakis is the Director of the Greek Council for Refugees, with extensive policy, advocacy and research experience on migrant and refugee affairs. Among others, he served as Vice Mayor of Athens (2016-19), responsible for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization. Short Bio.

Steffen Lüdke is a journalist at Der SPIEGEL and prominent researcher on the failures of Frontex in securing human rights for migrants. Here are some of his articles, translated to English: 23 October 2020; 5 February 2021; 29 April 2021, and an article summarising recent investigations: "Our Orders Are Clear. Nobody Gets Through."

Contributing to the fascinating discussion, along with our students, was Dr Gerasimos Tsourapas, a leading academic expert on refugee politics and migration diplomacy and our newest EUROSUD (and Glasgow University) staff member.

Participants explored the challenges and contradictions of European migration policy and its implications for crisis management, international human rights and European integration.

 

 


Afaf represents COY 16 (16th) United Nations Conference of Youth at COP26 Glasgow, Scotland

Afaf Sebbar, a 20-year old, EUROSUD student (2021-2023 cohort) on the Madrid-Aix pathway . Has been chosen to represent her home country (Morocco) at the COY16.

COY 16 is the (16th) United Nations Conference of Youth. An official event in preparation for the COP 26. This conference serves as the official space for capacity building and policy training for young climate leaders from across the globe. The conference will culminate in a policy document shared during COP26. being held in Glasgow, Scotland.

COY16 will be held in Glasgow on 28-30 October.

Afaf said "My EUROSUD courses have helped me understand the climate cause from an International Relations perspective. As our main focus is on Mediterranean countries, I am now aware of the environmental dangers surrounding this region and how they can be solved through climate diplomacy".

 


𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 - 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐃𝐔𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 - 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟎 𝐚𝐭 𝟒 𝐩𝐦 - 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐠𝐨𝐰

We are very proud of our very first cohort of students (2019-21) who will be graduating in December in @UofGlasgow.

Despite studying and travelling to mobility locations in the middle of a pandemic these students have shown such resilience during these challenging times and have done amazingly well in the final outcome of their studies. They will be a great asset to any employer!

We are very excited to see them again in Glasgow for the final leg of this very challenging journey.

 


Can Aydogan - My EUROSUD Internship at the UN Population Fund EECARO

My EUROSUD Internship at the UN Population Fund EECARO

Hi! This is Can from Istanbul, Turkey, a final year student of the EUROSUD International Master Programme, currently studying at Aix-Marseille University in France while interning at the UNFPA EECARO.

While almost completing, I appreciate more the opportunities given and the doors opened by EUROSUD in different corners of Europe. I started this programme in Glasgow with everyone else thinking that it will change my life and career prospects and I am not disappointed. Even though the pandemic interrupted everything, including our mobility, classes, and expectations from future, it didn’t stop us to continue to study, blend in different cultures and customs, create networks and act for future.

Currently, I am doing an internship at the UN Population Fund Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office in my hometown, Istanbul. As one of the major UN agencies, UNFPA works on issues ranging from sexual and maternal health to gender equality and population issues such as ageing and youth. As the communications intern, I am pleased to contribute to such crucial issues for the region’s and the world’s sustainability.  As an intern for the regional office, I work with 17 country offices and several other teams to coordinate events, publications, and projects. I support the development and execution of UNFPA communication campaigns such as Day of the Girl Child, Older Persons Day, or International Equal Pay Day.

My background in regional studies from EUROSUD helps me to understand the issues relevant to different regions. Also, the international atmosphere and language abilities I had chance to develop throughout the programme have been important assets before and during my internship at the UN. So, thanks to the EUROSUD experience, I am much more confident and capable of achieving my career goals.

 

 

 


EUROSUD 2021-23 Student Induction

The University of Glasgow warmly welcomed the new student intake of EUROSUD International students, who came from 21 countries around the globe, to the City of Glasgow.

The first stage of a 2-year International Master in South European Studies, students will spend the first semester in Glasgow, before venturing to their next location, depending on their choice of pathway, selecting between Athens or Madrid for Semester 2, adding Rome and Marseille, with a Winter School in Lisbon in year 2.

Day 1 of Induction, the students were introduced to teaching and Administrative staff who gave them an overview of the courses and the administrative side of the programme, providing an opportunity for questions.

A social event was organised in the evening at the CCA - Centre for Contemporary Arts, Saramago Cafe Bar, in Sauchiehall Street, in Glasgow City, with a buffet and drinks. There was a great atmosphere as everyone got to know each other, some meeting for the first time. It was a great night!

Classes have now started, and so the EUROSUD journey begins!

 

EUROSUD 2021-23 Induction


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

#𝗺𝘆𝗘𝗨𝗥𝗢𝗦𝗨𝗗𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security — Edinburgh

Hi everyone! I’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

#𝗺𝘆𝗘𝗨𝗥𝗢𝗦𝗨𝗗𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 at TransPerfect Translations — Montpellier

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 Université 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,  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 Enlargement to the Western Balkans: Accession Negotiations 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 the European Policy Review, a peer reviewed journal. The journal aims to publish academic papers by undergraduate and postgraduate  students on topics related to policy-making in the European Union. All papers are submitted to an  anonymous peer-review process conducted by graduate and doctoral students. This year marks the fourth volume of the European Policy Review. 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=IwAR 

Well done Iralki!