Newsletter September 2023

EPS Newsletter – September


#1: War and Trauma colloquium

The Europaeum, the EPS-associated partner, invites our students and alumni to submit the application to the colloquium on War and Trauma: Ancient and Modern Dialogues taking place on December 12-15, 2023, at the University of Bologna (Italy). Applications from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including history, politics, communications, and public policy are welcome. The deadline for application is September 19, 2023.

#2: Online lecture on Freedom of Environmental Information

If interested in environmental issues, do not hesitate to join the online lecture with Prof. Colin T Reid (University of Dundee) and Dr. Sean Whittaker (University College Cork) organized by Maastricht University. The right of access to environmental information is viewed as a key component of promoting good environmental governance. In this lecture the right of access to environmental information, based on the Aarhus Convention and the implementation of it through EU law, setting out the “proactive” and “reactive” rights of access and their associated obligations, will be discussed. The lecture takes place on September 21, 2023, from 16:00 to 17:00. If you want to join, do not forget to register here.

#3: Tandem Languages Course at Charles University

Students who would like to practice a foreign language with their peers might attend the tandem language course where students of two different languages work with a partner and help each other achieve a specific language goal. Students teaching the target language must be native speakers of that language. The main language for communication is English. Study the information carefully in SIS (study system of Charles University, course code JLB115), and contact us at


Orientation tour in Jinonice campus

Do you feel a bit lost in Prague? Do not you know how to get to classes? Join the orientation tour around the Jinonice campus where all the EPS obligatory classes of the first semester will take place. We meet on September 21, 2023, at 9:00 in Jinonice metro station above the escalators and we will show you the new building of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. The tour will followed by a session with Luísa, the 2nd-year EPS student stayed in Prague, to give you practical tips for your EPS journey.


#1: Career Days 2023 at the Council of the EU

The Career Days event, which will show the opportunities in the Council´s communication and conference services, will take place September 26-29, 2023, in Brussels. Check more details here and do not forget to register if you are willing to participate. You might also think about subscribing to the newsletter of the Council of the EU and European Council to receive interesting information and events related to the EU world.

#2: Internship at t33

An interesting offer from t33, an Italian consultancy company working on EU cohesion policy studies and evaluations for the EU institutions as well as for national and regional authorities managing EU funds. t33 is currently offering 6-month paid internships to students or recent graduates in Economics, Political Science, or related fields. The main requirements, skills, and specificities of the offer are reported on their website.

#3: Post-doc and PhD positions at LMU Munich

LMU Munich is presently looking for a postdoc and 3 PhDs dealing with the afterlives of various “dead” European 20th-century IOs. For details of the call, please see this document.


#1: 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.

#2: Winter semester in Barcelona, Krakow, and Prague

The winter (semester) is coming to Barcelona, Krakow, and Prague! The classes at the University of Pompeu Fabra start on September 19, at Jagiellonian and Charles University on October 2.

#3: Enrolment of the first-year students in Prague

First-year students start their studies with an enrollment session on September 21 at 9:00 in the Hollar building of Charles University (Smetanovo nabrezi 6, Prague 1).

#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.


#1: EPS academics at UACES Conference

Our Maxine David (Leiden University), Eliška Tomalová (Charles University), Eliška Ullrichová (Charles University), and Tomáš Weiss (Charles University) met at the conference of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) at Queen´s University Belfast in early September. See the details on the EPS website.

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.


Have you recently graduated from the EPS? Do you need confirmation of the finished studies? Please contact the International Office at Charles University ( which can issue it for you at once!

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.