Newsletter December 2022

EPS Newsletter – December



#1: Discussion: Saying No to War

On December 15 at 17.30, you can join a discussion with Rim Gilfanov (RFE/RL), Alsu Kurmasheva (RFE/RL), Dmitrij Dubrovsky (IMS FSV UK), and Daniela Kolenovská (IMS FSV UK) on the topic: Saying No to War, 40 Stories of Russians Who Oppose the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.

The discussion takes place in Hollar building, room nr. 215.

#2: Lecture Europe after the Zeitenwende

On December 5 17:00-18:30, Charles University will host Prof. dr. Luuk van Middelaar, Professor of Foundations and Practice of the European Union and its Institutions, in this series of Cleveringa lectures organized by Václav Havel Library, the EPS associated partner. The event takes place under the auspices of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Daan Huisinga. The event will take place in the Hall of Patriots at the Karolinum. The lecture will be given in English and will be live-streamed on Havel Channel and Vaclav Havel Library Facebook. The registration for the event is required through the registration form.


#1: Reminder: Radio Free Europe

A part of the course JTM084 Current Challenges in Europe is a visit of Radio Free Europe, which takes place on December 5 at 9:30. The programme includes a guided tour through the building and a discussion with journalists of RFE.

More details and the registration form you can find here.

#2: Last call: Marketing workshop

Don’t miss an opportunity to meet a marketing expert and ask him any questions related to political marketing on December 7 at 17:00. The workshop will contain a presentation and free discussion with the expert. Registration for the event is required.

#3: Christmas dinner

Let’s meet one more time before the Christmas break in Prague! Accept our invitation to a Christmas gathering on December 14 at 18.00 in the restaurant SOU100. Your teachers and coordinators are looking forward to seeing you there!

Registration for the gathering is here.


#1: Participation in survey for EPS Thesis!

Are you an Italian citizen living in France, Belgium, or Germany? If so, please help Nicole Molinari, a 2nd-year EPS student, with her thesis on “How the perception of European solidarity of Italians living in other EU countries influenced their vote in the last parliamentary elections (2022) and fill out the form for her research. If you know Italians living in one of these countries, feel free to share the survey with them. Your help is highly appreciated.

#2: Internship in Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Are you in Prague? Are you still looking for an internship? RFE/RL offers internships throughout the year in its headquarters in Prague. There are several departments, i.e., finances, news, external affairs, and human resources, open for internships! See the details on the RFE/RL website.

#3: Erasmus+ Traineeship at TEPSA

Trans-European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), EPS associated partner, accepts applications for traineeship for 2023! If interested, send the application including CV and one-page cover letter at specifying that they are applying for an Erasmus+ traineeship.


#1: Barcelona Research Seminar

The 2023 edition of the Barcelona Research Seminar takes place on January 19-20, 2023. The BRS programme will start at 1 PM on January 19 and finish at 6 PM on January 20 followed by a social event. Given the growing EPS family, only 2nd-year students will present their MA thesis research on the 2023 edition of BRS. The 1-st year students will introduce their MA thesis research on the EPS joint online platform on May 24, 2023.


Brussels Field Trip

On November 17-18, all EPS students gathered in the capital of the EU for the field trip to meet with EU experts, representatives of NGOs, consultancies, and EPS alumni based in Brussels! Students had an opportunity to visit EU institutions, as well. Thank you all for making this event possible and unforgettable.

READING TIP: We Slaves of Suriname (author: Anton de Kom)

Another reading tip, this time by Joost Augusteijn about the history of Suriname, the former Dutch colony. The author was the son of a slave, a resistance fighter, and a member of the Communist Party after the German occupation of the Netherlands in 1940. The book was first published in 1934.


When will we get the programme of the 2023 edition of the Barcelona Research Seminar?
The EPS team at UPF works hard on the finalization of the programme and you will receive it around mid-December with detailed instructions for the presentation and video recording via email.

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.


Follow us



You are Student, Alumnus, or even Partner that’s the reason why you are receiving this email. You might unsubscribe but will still remain a member of the EPS community.