Asylum seekers: “Italy has been abandoned by Europe”

The number of asylum seekers in Europe has more than doubled in recent years, representing the biggest movement of people to Europe since the Second World War.
What response can Europe provide? Cécile Kyenge, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and former Minister for Integration in Italy, was this week invited to the Centre d’Etudes Européennes at Sciences Po to debate the issue at a conference focusing on the reception of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe.
 
Exploitation by extreme-right European political parties, the opening and closure of borders, the limitations of the EU plan for the reception of refugees, and the European development aid policy are some of the issues discussed. Drawing upon first hand experience, Cécile Kyenge argues that “Italy has been abandoned” yet remains optimistic about the role that the EU can play. “In the last 60 years, the European Union has never been confronted with a more important issue; we need a common immigration policy based upon mutual support and cooperation". Watch the video.
 
In the run-up to the May 2017 French presidential election, the Centre d’Etudes Européennes at Sciences Po is examining the European issues at stake in the campaign. This conversation with Cécile Kyenge is the first in a series of conferences organised by the Centre for European Studies.

Sciences Po graduates: highly sought after

Sciences Po graduates: highly sought after

The 2016 survey on the employment of recent Sciences Po graduates confirms that a diploma from one of Sciences Po’s graduate schools remains a strong asset for quickly entering the workforce. Just one year following their graduation in June 2015, the overall rate of employment was 95.7%, a slight increase from the year before and in line with the upward trend of the past few years. Discover additional results from the survey below.

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2017 Pre-College Programme

2017 Pre-College Programme

From 9-23 July 2017, the Sciences Po Summer School welcomed its first-ever cohort of secondary students for its inaugural Pre-College Programme. 

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Financial Aid for Your Housing

Financial Aid for Your Housing

Both French and international students can receive financial aid from the CAF (Caisse d'Allocations Familiales) for their housing. Students can receive this benefit should they choose to rent an apartment (furnished or unfurnished), stay in a student residence or have another type of valid, legal lease. Moreover, the rental agreement must be made out in the student’s name and they cannot be a relative of the property owner.

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Ethnography & Photography: An Uneasy Relationship

Ethnography & Photography: An Uneasy Relationship

From June 26-28, Sciences Po hosted the International Asian Studies Conference.  For the occasion, researchers working in various countries around Asia, from Pakistan to China to Laos, shared images that they had taken while conducting their fieldwork. 

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Prepare for your move to France

Prepare for your move to France

Finding accommodation is a key step to take care of before arriving at Sciences Po. Given the urban locations of each of the seven Sciences Po campuses, various options are available. Below are general descriptions of the options available, as well as links to information specific to each campus. It is recommended that students act swiftly and find a place to stay well in advance of their arrival. 

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“Never lose your curiosity, or you will become cynical”

“Never lose your curiosity, or you will become cynical”

On Saturday, July 1st, the Sciences Po graduation ceremony took place at the Maison de la Radio in Paris. Arancha González, executive director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), a subsidiary body of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO), was one of the guest speakers.

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“judge all people through the lens of a dance party”

“judge all people through the lens of a dance party”

On Friday, June 30th, graduation ceremonies took place for the Sciences Po Urban School and the School of Public Affairs at the Maison de la Radio in Paris. William Cox, who earned a Master’s degree from the Urban School, was named a graduate of honour and gave a speech at the ceremony. 
 
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