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Editor's note
Dear Friend of the College,
Chère amie, Cher ami du Collège,
Welcome to the new edition of the Natolin Quarterly! The last quarter of 2016 is an exciting and busy time for us at Natolin.

First and foremost, the application period for 2017–18 kicks off on 1 November 2016, with the online application portal open until 18 January 2017 – so make sure to apply on time and, please, pass on news of this great opportunity to bright and ambitious potential future students!

Also in this edition: don’t forget to check out our newly revised and updated European Interdisciplinary Studies programme - still offering a 360 degree look at European affairs, and now offering much more choice to students to put together their own tailor made programme. As always, there are lots of exciting events to read about or put in your diary - to name just a few: our exclusive student study trip to Ukraine, our opening ceremony with the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, a visit from former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and an important series of seminars on the European Neighbourhood Policy, our Natolin Neighbourhood Days.

So please, take a look at the newsletter and read more by following the links. The Natolin Quarterly will be back in January 2017!
All best wishes,
Richard Washington
Director of Communications and Recruitment Office
College of Europe Natolin campus
Stop the press!
Applications for the academic year 2017-2018 at the College of Europe are opening!
Spread the word! The application phase for the academic year 2017-2018 at the College of Europe (Bruges and Natolin) opens on 1 November 2016 and closes on 18 January 2017. Discover our full academic offer here and apply here.
Discover our revised Master of Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies!
The academic programme of our MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies has been recently revised and now offers four fully customizable specializations and even more cutting-edge courses. Find out more here and take a look at our presentation video here.
First semester study trip to Ukraine for Natolin students: "Against All Odds: Transformation in a Time of War"
From 16 to 22 October 2016, the students of the Natolin campus of the College of Europe took part in a study trip to Ukraine. The planned events of the study trip in Kyiv and Lviv allowed the students to understand the richness of Ukrainian history, the gravity of present challenges that Ukrainian society faces and its perseverant determination to overcome them. Find out more here.
Opening Ceremony at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe for the academic year 2016-2017
The Opening Ceremony of the academic year 2016-2017 at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe takes place on Wednesday 26 October 2016. Mrs Ivanna KLYMPUSH-TSINTSADZE, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, delivers the keynote speech. The event is live-streamed on the College of Europe website. Find out more here.
Upcoming events
For more upcoming events visit our website.
Third Edition of the Natolin Neighbourhood Days organized by the ENP Chair
"At the Helm or on the Sidelines? The EU's New Approach to Conflicts and Crises in the Neighbourhood: Between the Global Strategy and the Revised ENP", this is the title of the third edition of the Natolin Neighbourhood Days organized at Natolin from 4 to 23 November 2016. Find out more here.
High-level seminar with President Herman VAN ROMPUY at Natolin
On 24 November 2016, the Natolin campus will have the pleasure to welcome President Herman VAN ROMPUY within the framework of the cross-semestrial seminar "Leadership in the European Union". The lecture will be chaired by H.E. Ambassador Jean DE RUYT, visiting professor at the College of Europe. Find out more here.
Main stories
For more stories visit our website.
Closing Ceremony for the Chopin Promotion 2015-2016 at the Natolin campus
On Thursday 16 June 2016, the Natolin campus of the College of Europe held its Closing Ceremony for the Chopin Promotion 2015-2016. The keynote speech was given by special guest Professor Sir Leszek Krzysztof BORYSIEWICZ, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Find out more here.
Fourth edition of the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA)
From 4 to 15 July 2016, the Natolin campus of the College of Europe hosted the fourth edition of the annual Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA). During the summer academy, Dr Madeleine ALBRIGHT, Former Secretary of State of the USA, honoured Natolin with a visit. Find out more here.
4th European Neighbourhood Policy PhD Summer School organized by the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair
The Summer School took place from 23 June to 1 July 2016 at the College of Europe, Natolin campus in Warsaw. The event was organized in collaboration with the ECPR, the ECPR-SGEU, and TEPSA. This year's theme was "The ENP under Pressure: Conceptual and Empirical Understandings of EU Foreign Policy towards the Southern and Eastern Neighbours". Find out more here.
International Conference: "The Fate of Freedom in Eastern Europe: Autocracy – Oligarchy – Anarchy?"
On 22-23 September 2016, the European Civilization Chair at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe hosted the major international and interdisciplinary conference "The Fate of Freedom in Eastern Europe: Autocracy – Oligarchy – Anarchy?". Speakers came from Belarus, Canada, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, the UK and the USA. Find out more here.
Recent events
For more recent events visit our website.
Start of the Academic Year 2016-2017 at the Natolin campus - link
Meeting with Professor Antony POLONSKY on Polish-Jewish relations and the POLIN Museum - link
Second workshop MEDRESET Project (Horizon 2020) - link
International Conference: "Revolutions, maidans and protests in contemporary Ukraine. The current state of research & future directions" - link
Symposium "Discovering William Shakespeare and His World" - link
Sixth Annual Concert performed by the Ukrainian Youth Choir "Prolisok" - link
Latest news
For more news visit our website.
10/10/16 - Professor Tobias SCHUMACHER was appointed member of the European Neighbourhood Council in Brussels

5/10/16 - High-level visit by a delegation from the Bavarian State Parliament's Committee on Science and the Arts

4/10/16 - Professor Richard BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI was awarded the Bronze Medal "Gloria Artis" of outstanding Merit to Culture

25/9/16 - Discours d'ouverture du Professeur Georges MINK à la « East Asian Conference on Slavic - Eurasian Studies » à Shanghai

2/9/16 - Professor SCHUMACHER participated in the annual European Forum Alpbach 2016
3/8/16 - Dr Anna-Sophie MAASS recently published a monograph with Routledge on EU - Russia relations

29/7/16 - Dr Madalina DOBRESCU participated in the conference "Security Challenges of the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood" in Tbilisi

9/7/16 - Vice-Rector hosts former U.S. Secretary of State Dr Madeleine ALBRIGHT

7/7/16 - President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States visits the Natolin campus

29/6/16 - The Natolin campus and the FYROM Secretariat for European Affairs sign Memorandum of Understanding

26/6/16 - The Fletcher School and the College of Europe sign an agreement on a joint transatlantic degree 

Student life and Alumni
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"Fifteen years after": Alumni reunion of the Aristotle Promotion (2000-2001) - link

"Five years after": Alumni reunion of the Albert Einstein Promotion (2010-2011) - link

"Amatriciana for solidarity" - Fundraising for the victims of the earthquake - link
"Fifteen years after": Alumni reunion of the Simon Stevin Promotion (2001-2002) - link

Meeting of the European Civilization Chair with Natolin students - link

“(the Time is) Out of Joint”: Shakespeare and the Problem of Power - link
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