On Monday, 6 September 2021, the College of Europe in Natolin officially started the academic year 2021/2022 with the students of the Éliane VOGEL-POLSKY Promotion in the Auditorium Copernicus. The event kicked off with a reception and was followed by a unique performance of Ms Tetiana GALITSYNA, one of the world's masters of painting with sand. The students were then greeted by the Vice-Rector, Mrs Ewa OŚNIECKA-TAMECKA.
"On our side, in our daily work, you students are always at the heart of our decisions and the centre of our actions."
The event continued with a presentation of the European Interdisciplinary Studies program by Professor Pascaline WINAND, Director of Studies at the EIS Department. The students learned about the profiles and numerous activities of the Academic Chairs operating in Natolin, which were presented respectively by Professor Georges MINK, Chairholder of the European Civilization Chair, and Professor Tobias SCHUMACHER, Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair.
Moreover, students had the opportunity to become acquainted with the very rich offer of the College of Europe in Natolin, which is complementary to the Academic Programmes. It was presented by Dr Marta WOJAKOWSKA, Head of Languages and Intercultural Dialogue Office, Mr Łukasz DOBROMIRSKI, Head of Careers and Alumni Relations Office, Mr Anis ISSA, Head of Student Affairs and Professional Development Office, and Dr Barbara BOBROWICZ, Head of Natolin Innovation Lab.
Later, students and staff were invited for a family photo in the Natolin Gardens.
The event was organized following all COVID-19 regulations and sanitary measures enacted by the local laws, as well as the recommendations of the World Health Organization.