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Looking for students to join the EUTOPIA Ideas Club! Applications open until 15 September

A student-led debate programme to raise awareness of European values will take place in Paris on 12 October.

Two NOVA students (undergraduate or master) will have the opportunity to participate in the first EUTOPIA Ideas Club, a student-led club that aims to raise awareness of European values and whose first session will be dedicated to inclusion and cultural diversity.  

They will be accompanied by two students from each of the partner universities of the EUTOPIA Alliance  - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), Universitatea Babes-Bolyai (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Brussels, Belgium), CY Cergy Université Paris (Paris, France), Technische Universitãt Dresden (Dresden, Germany), Gõteborgs Universitet (Gothenburg, Sweden), Univerza v Ljubljani (Ljubljana, Slovenia), The University of Warwick (Coventry, United Kingdom), Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Venice, Italy) - and the aim is to give them a voice in forming and developing European identity and inclusive citizenship. 

The Ideas Club will hold its first face-to-face meeting on 12 October 2023 in Paris (France), hosted by CY Cergy Paris Université and co-organised by EUSTT (Eutopia Student Think Tank). 

The application deadline is 15 September and the results will be announced on 18 September. 



  • Applicants must be undergraduate or master's students at one of the 10 universities in the EUTOPIA alliance. No previous knowledge or experience in a specific topic or sector is required. If there is any change in their status at the time of selection or during the session, they must declare this. If at any stage of the application process, it is found that the information provided has been deliberately falsified, the candidate will be disqualified. 

  • Applications should be sent by email to eutopia@unl.pt - subject line "Call for selection of the Ideas Club" - accompanied by a Letter of Motivation in English (max. 1500 words) describing the reasons for your interest in the event, the strengths of your application and the results we can expect from your participation.  

  • Applications will be accepted until 15 September 2023. Any application received after the deadline will not be considered. 

  • The jury will assess the candidate's motivation and knowledge of English. An online interview may also be arranged as part of the selection process. 

  • The final ranking will be published on the website of each EUTOPIA partner university. Selected students will be contacted by e-mail to confirm their participation. 



Students will be selected based on the following criteria (from 0 to 100 points):  

  • Quality of the motivation letter, which must include: a presentation of the candidate and critical spirit in the face of social and contemporary challenges (20 points); relevance of the chosen Ideas Club theme in the candidate's journey and personal development (20 points); knowledge of the EUTOPIA Alliance and its role for a better Europe (20 out of 20); fluency in English (20 points); 

  • Student's CV (including activities related to social activism, citizenship, and volunteering): 20 points 



  • Deadline for applications: 15 September 2023. 

  • Announcement of selected candidates: 18 September 2023. 

  • Deadline for appeals: 20 September 2023 

  • Deadline for acceptance/confirmation of participation: 25 September 25, 2023 



Find out what is expected of selected students.