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Barcelona Research Seminar 2022

On January 17-18 the Barcelona Research Seminar took place. Over the course of two days, students from both the EPS first and second year present their research projects and engage with academics and other students to improve their thesis proposals.This year’s edition unfortunately had to be held online, yet some students attended the seminar from …

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Brussels Field Trip 2021 – An insightful trip to the heart of the European Union

Sandra Colín       On November 25-26, the Brussels Field Trip commenced! And with it, the opportunity for second-year students of the European Politics and Society Master to participate in inspiring talks and glance into the heart of the European Union while enjoying the lovely city of Brussels. Jagiellonian University was the main organising institution …

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Winter holiday gifts & activities recommendations

Books Esther recommends: Where you come from by Sasa Stanisic. Sasa Stanisic was born in Visegrad, then Yugoslavia, to a Bosnian Muslim mother and a Serbian father. In 1992, when Stanisic was fourteen, the family fled to Germany. Stanisic writes beautifully about what it means to arrive as a refugee in a strange country, about …

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Democracy beyond the pandemic: reflections on Forum 2000

This year’s Forum 2000 conference was held in Prague, as well as online, from October 10–12, 2021, and focused on the topic, ‘What Now? Building Back Democratically.’ Some of our EPS students had the opportunity to volunteer as rapporteurs, hosts, and observers at the conference. Here, Nicole (22), Jonah (22), Catherine (26), Aria (22), Olha …

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The end of an era – graduating from EPS

The happiness of graduating and the reminiscence of two happy study years, followed by the uncertainty of the question “What now?” debated by an EPS student.    I officially started the programme on the 25th September 2019 and, on June 9th 2021, I received an email from my Masters’ coordinator in Barcelona, saying that my …

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Summer School Review

Rather than being idle all summer long, many of us participated in summer schools: from a course on citizenship to insights into global challenges, from a methods summer school to one on European integration. Unfortunately mostly online (with one exception!), they were engaging and insightful, and something we also wanted to share with other interested …

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Isolation Inspiration #1

This is EPS’s isolation inspiration: Every edition we will share with you what we have been watching, listening to, reading and whom we are currently following – basically everything that kept us going in these (let’s face it) rather boring times. This edition’s theme is everything Europe: From three informative Instagram accounts on the EU …

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