The Closing Ceremony of the Mário Soares Promotion took place in two sessions on Friday 18 June 2021 in the Bruges Concert Hall.
You can relive the entire event via the live-stream videos below, which are also available on our College of Europe YouTube channel.
SESSION ONE / 10.00-12.30
Students of the Departments of European Economic Studies (ECO) and European Legal Studies (LAW), as well as the respective students of the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs Programme (MATA).
The keynote speaker was Mr António COSTA, Prime Minister of Portugal.
Keynote speech of Mr António COSTA
SESSION TWO / 15.00-17.00
Students of the Departments of European International Relations and Diplomacy Studies (IRD) and European Political and Governance Studies (POL), as well as the respective students of the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs Programme (MATA).
The keynote speaker was Mr Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-President of the European Commission.
Keynote speech of Mr Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ:
Other speeches were delivered by:
- Ewa OŚNIECKA-TAMECKA, Vice-Rector of the College of Europe’s Natolin campus
- Mr Dirk DE FAUW, Mayor of the city of Bruges:
- Mr Carl DECALUWÉ, Governor of West-Flanders
- Ms Zociana STAMBOLLIU, President of the College of Europe Alumni Association:
The following Student Representatives took the floor during the closing ceremony: Ms Raquel ALBERTO DE LA FUENTE (MATA), Mr Paolo CONTE (ECO), Mr Aly EMEIRA (IRD), Ms Lola MONTERO SANTOS (LAW), Ms Sara RUISEÑOR GARCIA (Natolin – EIS) and Ms Manon VANDEWALLE (POL).
Additionally, Mr Patrick TEUBNER GOMES (LAW) and Mr Lukáš DRAVECKÝ (POL) welcomed the keynote speakers.
Music was performed by students of the Bruges campus. A compilation of the musical interludes:
Rector Federica MOGHERINI officially announced Éliane VOGEL-POLSKY as the new "patronne de promotion":
The Directors of Studies of each Department announced the award winners.
PHOTOS OF THE EVENT
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