EPS Alumni Network
In October 2019, the Alumni organization has met for the first time after the graduation of the first cohort of EPS students in Prague, the first- and second-year EPS students and the representatives from Partner universities were present. The agenda consisted of both social events and expert seminars with EPS Associated partners. The Alumni events was built hand in hand with EPS coordinators and students alike.
The EPS Alumni Network benefits from sharing EPS newsletter and involvement of alumni in the EPS activities (workshops, debates, seminars with current students).
The EPS Alumni Network is a member of the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA), the umbrella Alumni platform of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master and Doctoral programmes. The EPS student representative participated in the General Assembly of EMA in February 2019, 23-25 in Vienna.
Alex Kurki, the EPS Alumni, is the EPS Ambassador who is willing to share with applicants and future students his experience and thoughts on the EPS programme. If you wish to contact him, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPS LinkedIn Group
Do not hesitate to join us in the EPS LinkedIn group! The group´s aim is to give our students, alumni and academics a platform to interact easily and to share experience, academic but also professional opportunities and even job offers. Stay in touch and create an interactive EPS community with us!
What our alumni say
Friederike TheileEPS Alumni / Managing Director at Landesfrauenrat Thüringen e.V.
Studying in an international atmosphere and such an interdisciplinary programme was a huge challenge for me. I am glad that I took up this challenge, because I learned more than I ever imagined – about politics, Europe, history, universities and people. I grew in self-responsibility and self-confidence, in research and presentation skills. During my last semester the coronavirus was spreading, so it was a strange time with closed borders and limited opportunities, but also a time, when I felt the support of the EPS community.
Olha KovalskaEPS Alumni
I am grateful for being granted a chance to become a part of the EPS, as this experience made me more mature and skilled and widened my perspective. Alongside courses with great professors, I had an opportunity to feel the EU, to see its diversity, marvelous nature and inspiring history. At some point in past, that was my dream - to obtain a high-quality education in the EU, and so now I can say that my dream came true!
Katherine LangdonEPS Alumni / Co-author of Putin's Totalitarian Democracy (2019) and public school teacher
The opportunity to live in three different countries over the course of this MA program is remarkable and unique. When you walk the streets of European cities every day, the wonders of the European Union’s unprecedented sociopolitical project—as well as the challenges facing it—come alive. I believe this is the kind of education Václav Havel would have wanted.
Anežka FuchsováEPS Alumni / Project manager in Association for International Affairs
I really appreciate that EPS provided me with an opportunity to meet amazing people from various backgrounds which gave me different perspectives on many (not only political) issues. I had a chance to practise soft skills useful in professional as well as private life. I wish all current and future participants in the programme the best of luck.
Stefania-Felicia PavelEPS Alumni
Appealing to applicants worldwide, EPS fellows come from distinct walks of life and bring widely-varying expertise. This will auspiciously expose you to knowledge and insights that seminal books and authoritative journals cannot fully convey. The enriching lectures, followed by thorough individual study sessions will receive the best and most entertaining complement in the stories of your peers.
Alex KurkiEPS Alumni / Assistant Program Officer for Cultural Vistas' Edmund S. Muskie Internship
In my experience, the most beneficial part of the program was interacting with people who bring different perspectives on topics that are often taken as a given. I learned that discourses surrounding democratic transition and EU identity are not as simple as any single, concise definition of the terms would propose, or what I had initially assumed!
Last updated 16. 2. 2020.