Newsletter August 2023

EPS Newsletter – August


Forum 2000 Conference on “For a Democratic World Order”

Forum 2000 Foundation, the EPS-associated partner, pursuing the legacy of Václav Havel with the value of democracy and human rights on the lead, organizes the 27th edition of the conference supporting the foundation and development of civil society in a democratic environment. The conference will take place on October 15-17, 2023 in Prague and all EPS students are more than welcome.

Furthermore, EPS students based in Prague in October will be given the possibility to actively contribute to the conference if interested. Keep posted!


#1: Excellence and Leadership Award

The call for Excellence and Leadership (ELA) has been launched and all first-year students are invited to apply. See the details of the call on the EPS website.

The deadline is August 31, 2023.

#2: Winter semester in Leiden

The winter (semester) is coming to Leiden! The academic year starts already on Monday, September 4, 2023.

#3: Best Thesis Award 2023

The call for the Best Thesis Award has been announced and all second-year students meeting the eligible criteria (see on the EPS website or in the EPS MA thesis handbook) are invited to send the application to the EPS email address (

The deadline is September 20, 2023.

#4: Brussels Field Trip

The 2023 edition of the Brussels Field Trip takes place on November 20-21, 2023. The BFT is organized only for 1st-year students. The EPS compulsory classes will be canceled for the dates of November 20-22. The detailed information and programme will be shared with participants via email later.

Let us remind that travel and accommodation are arranged and covered by students.

READING TIP: Cold Skin (author: Albert Sánchez Pinol)

A debut novel translated into 37 languages was written by Catalan author Albert Sánchez Pinol. The story takes place shortly after World War I on a remote island in the Antarctic. The book was also made into a film with the same title by a French director, Xavier Gens.


I graduate during the summer, when might I expect my EPS diploma? When will the final ceremony at Charles University take place?

Issuing the joint diploma takes a few months. Therefore, it will be ready for the graduation ceremony at Charles University in spring 2024, or you might ask to send it via DHL to your destination (the expected time of the delivery is February-March 2024). The date of the final graduation ceremony at CU has already been settled to March 20, 2024 (time TBC) so you might put it on your agenda!

Do you have any hints, ideas, or tips for interesting events, calls, books, films, podcasts, etc.? Do not hesitate to reach us at Your feedback and contribution are highly appreciated.