Newsletter March 2023

EPS Newsletter – March


#1: Lecture on Discourse, Myths, and Emotions in EU Politics

Kennet Lynggaard (Roskilde University, Denmark) gave a talk on Discourse, Myth, and Emotions in EU politics as a part of the 2023 edition of the Barcelona Research Seminar. The lecture has been recorded so feel free to discover the interesting talk. Listen and watch through the UPF Youtube channel.

#2: Methodology workshop on Discourse Analysis

Are you tempted to use discourse analysis in your MA thesis? Watch the recording of the workshop with Kennet Lynggaard (Roskilde University, Denmark) organized for the Barcelona Research Seminar in January.


#1: Visit of Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures

Join us on March 31 at 10.00 in Prague by visit of Náprstek Museum. Together, we will enjoy the exhibition Cultures of Australia and Oceania. After the guided tour, you will also have free time to explore the museum on your own. Feel free to register here.


#1: Survey among EM students by an EM student

Karla Ricaurte, a student of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE), works on her MA thesis exploring the socio-cultural and psychological adjustment of Erasmus Mundus students. For this purpose, the idea is to reach students currently participating, i.e., excluding alumni, in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s program and ask them to fill out the questionnaire on a voluntary basis. The survey takes about 16-20 minutes to complete. All answers are anonymous and all the information will be treated confidentially in compliance with the European Union data protection regulations. The results will only be reported and published in an aggregated form. Thus, drawing conclusions about individuals or specific programs will not be possible. The survey is available at this link.

#2: MORDOR Summer School in EU Foreign Policy & Democracy Support

The Master Class (MC) of EU Foreign Policy & Democracy Support takes place on July 3-12, 2023 at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). The class is primarily aimed at MA and junior PhD students interested in democracy promotion / support / backsliding and EU foreign policy. The MC is directed at those students that aspire to specialize further in theories of democratization, regional authoritarian resilience, and EU politics. All costs are covered by the MORDOR Consortium. The deadline for the application is March 15, 2023.

#3: TEPSA student contest on the future of Europe in the context of Russia´s war in Ukraine

Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) has just launched the call for the annual student contest on the topic “The future of Europe in the context of Russia’s war in Ukraine”. The call is open to any Undergraduate, Postgraduate, or PhD students, who we invite to send a short essay or policy brief (1500-2000 words) on one of three selected categories: (1) green and energy transitions, (2) democratic values and the rule of law, and (3) the EU in the world. However, participants are not bound to these proposals and new ideas or topics are welcome. Papers should be submitted no later than Sunday 9 April 2023 (midnight).

The results of the contest will be announced by 29 April 2023 and the three best papers will be published by TEPSA on its site. The three winning authors will be invited to participate in TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conference in Madrid, on 1-2 June 2023, with travel and accommodation costs covered (up to €400).


#1: Joint Online Research Seminar

The Joint Online Research Seminar for 1st-year students will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Please note that there has been a change of the date and the date of May 31 is the final one. See the details on what students are supposed to prepare and present and what they can expect from the event on the EPS website.

#2: MA thesis submission deadline

The deadline for submitting the MA thesis is June 16, 2023. See the details about MA thesis writing and submission on the EPS website.


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READING TIP: The Books of Jakob (author: Olga Tokarczuk)

The English-speaking part of the world impatiently waited for the translation of Olga Tokarczuk´s bestseller The Books of Jakob telling a fascinating story of Jews in Eastern Europe. The Polish author is a Nobel laureate and The Books of Jakob is considered her magnum opus! Do you already have the book in your library?


Does the EPS programme provide funding support for student participation in winter/summer schools, conferences, and other additional activities to the curriculum?

No, but universities might have the relevant mechanisms and financial tools for these purposes. On the level of Charles University, you might consider applying for Mobility Fund or POINT.

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.


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