The British Council EU Scholarship team hosted a reception to celebrate the success of the EU Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community beneficiaries for academic years 2017/18 and returning scholars from 2016/17. The Director of the British Council Mr, James Martin welcomed scholars and we also had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Kjartan Björnsson, Head of Unit, Structural Reform Support service, European Commission. The event served as a fantastic opportunity for returning scholars to meet with new scholars and share experiences as well as discuss the EU countries where they lived and studied. >>
Networking event for the 2018-19 Scholars and the all Alumni of the EU Scholarship Programme, from 2007/08 to 2018/19 Academic Years, was organized on 19 September 2018 at Bedestan in Nicosia.
This was the first event where aumni from all years came together to meet, and exchange their experiences in Europe. The event was attended by various stakeholders and contacts from embassies and consulates. Officials from local universities and local unions and chambers were also in attendance. Mr Kjartan Björnsson, Head of Unit, Structural Reform Support Service, European Commission and Mr. Cemal Ozyigit, Head of Turkish Office of Education both made opening speeches at this event.
A session called ‘Alumni Human Library’ where five members alumni shared their experiences and answered questions by the audience about their experiences in living and how studying in Europe changed their lives.