This blog was created as part of the Erasmus Mundus Crossways in Cultural Narratives Masters programme, which is the only one of the EU approved and funded Erasmus Mundus Masters programmes to specialise in traditional humanities with a modern languages background. The Crossways Consortium comprises 6 top-class European universities.

For further information, please check the programme's official website and the universities' websites on the Useful Links section on the left. If you wish to have a specific question answered, please click on Email here and submit your query.

Mundus students, here you will find regular posts regarding the universities of the consortium, tips, activities, events, pictures, etc. Apart from checking it regularly to keep yourself up to date, a good way to use the blog is through the search device. We already have a significant amount of information on some universities of the consortium, so if you want to find information on a specific city, type its name in the search field (top left). You will then see all posts related to that specific city (because each post title contains the city's name in it). You can also type "General" in order to find information concerning everybody.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Perpignan: Fête l'Europe

by Ana Sofia Guerreiro

Perpignan Fête l’Europe

Perpignan will celebrate Europe May 9 with exhibitions, cinema, and music. Here is the program:

Du vendredi 24 avril au samedi 9 mai

Exposition « Parlons d’Europe : pour une citoyenneté active ».

8 h 00 - 18 h 00 • Patio de l’Hôtel de Ville, place de la Loge.

Du lundi au vendredi, fermée les jours fériés, ouverte le samedi 9 mai.

8 h 30 - 12 h 00 et 13 h 45 - 18 h 00 • Chambre de commerce et d’industrie des Pyrénées-Orientales.

Du lundi au vendredi, fermée les jours fériés.

Du lundi 4 au vendredi 15 mai

8 h 30 - 19 h 00 • Exposition « Les grands cinéastes européens », réalisée en collaboration avec l’Institut Jean Vigo, bibliothèque de l’université de Perpignan Via Domitia.

Du lundi au vendredi et le samedi de 9 h 00 à 12 h 00, fermée les jours fériés.

Samedi 9 mai

11 h 00 Célébration de la Journée de l’Europe dans le patio de l’Hôtel de Ville.

Avec la participation de la classe à horaires aménagés de musique du collège Jean Moulin sous la direction d’Hélène Gueguen et présentation d’un stand d’information. Europe animé par la Maison de l’Europe.

15 h 00 - 19 h 00 « Vivons l’Europe ensemble », place de la République.

Pour tout connaître sur l’Union européenne, ses pays membres, son fonctionnement, les opportunités qu’elle peut offrir à ses citoyens, pour partager des expériences et pour se divertir, la Ville de Perpignan organise une journée d’informations et d’animations en collaboration avec l’association Europe Direct Pyrénées Roussillon, la Maison de l’Europe, l’université de Perpignan Via Domitia, les associations européennes de Perpignan et la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie des Pyrénées-Orientales.

17 h 00 - 17 h 30 « Une expérience européenne : Erasmus », théâtre municipal, salle Jean Cocteau. Pièce de théâtre présentée par les étudiants Erasmus de l’université de Perpignan Via Domitia. Entrée libre.

18 h 00 - 19 h 00 Concert Campler : « Les grands compositeurs classiques européens », sur la place de la République. Interprété par la classe d’orchestre d’Isabelle, Aude et Emmanuel Massat, membres de l’orchestre Perpignan Méditerranée.

20 h 00 • Soirée festive La Nuit des Européens animée par un DJ, Casa Musicale, espace des cultures populaires, rue Vielledent. Sur invitation à retirer à l’Hôtel de Ville et dans les annexes-mairies.

La Nuite des Musées in Perpignan will take place Saturday, May 16.

For those who are interested, the program can be found in this website: http://www.mairie-perpignan.fr/

General: Student body's goals for 2009-2010

Dear all,

I hope you are all doing well and that your deadlines haven’t gotten the better of you! As you must have read in Roberta’s email, I am your course representative for this year. As I stated in my application, my main goals for this year are:

  1. Organising the 2nd Crossways General Meeting;
  2. Compiling a document that will facilitate the acquisition of visas, which will be made available online to current and future students;
  3. Putting together a list of national/regional scholarships available to students from the EU;
  4. Organising a multicultural Christmas party for those far away from home who plan to spend Christmas in Europe;
  5. Requesting student representation in the consortium meetings;
  6. Liaising with the coordinating team;
  7. Organising phone conferences;
  8. Keeping the students up-to-date with any news or changes in the program.

Some of these goals are, obviously, more important/urgent than others. Nevertheless, if additional problems are to arise throughout the year please let me know and I will do my best to help you. The topics discussed in the last GM will be given priority. Let me remind you that even though I find it important to be kept up to date about your academic experience, you should always try to sort out the problem within your university first.

As June approaches, I wish you all good luck with both the Dissertation Reports and the Dissertations.

Kind regards,

Ana Sofia Guerreiro

Monday, 4 May 2009

General: New Representative

Dear Crossways students,

It is with great pleasure that I announce your new students' representative, elected via the EMA website:

Ana Sofia Guerreiro


Ana is very enthusiastic and will surely do a great job!

Congratulations, Ana, and the best of luck!

What is the best thing about Perpignan?

Poll is now closed and the winner is

b) The city's surroundings (Collioure, Canet, etc) with 6 votes

followed by a) The Resto U and c) Other with 1 vote each.

Thanks to everybody who voted!