Our Team

The Euroculturer is a student-initiative related to the Erasmus Mundus Master Euroculture. Once a small project started by Euroculture students in 2012, the online magazine has grown over the years and nowadays encompasses two teams: the Editorial team and the Social Media team. Together we form The Euroculturer and work on joint as well as team-specific projects. All members of the magazine are current students, and due to the two-year duration of the Master programme, we have a dynamic team whose members change on a yearly basis. The Euroculturer is headed by two or more members, namely the social media coordinator(s) and the editor(s) in chief.

Editorial Team

The Editorial team produces the content which is posted on the website. The team members conduct interviews, write articles themselves and support Euroculture students and alumni to publish their work. The content of the pieces varies across a range of topics, from opinion pieces to lifestyle articles, and with a focus on sharing the Euroculture experience with the Euroculture community (and beyond!).

Social Media Team

The Social Media team is responsible for communication with students and the Euroculture community via our social media channels, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The team creates social media content, organises online and in-person events, and engages with projects that bring visibility to the master’s programme.

Chiara Baldin

Social Media Coordinator

2021-2023
Groningen – Deusto


Ciao! I am Chiara form Italy and I am the current head of Social Media Team! I love traveling and capturing memories! I got my Bachelor degree in Political, Social and International Science at the University of Bologna in Italy, and after attending the last six months of my Bachelor in Cordoba, Spain thanks to Erasmus+ program, I knew I wanted to find a master program where I could have combined study and travel! For this reason, I started the Euroculture program in Groningen, spent my second semester in Bilbao, and currently I am doing the research track in Mexico City! I hope I can continue to deepen my knowledge in International Relations and at the same time moving around discovering new cultures and meeting new amazing people!

Laila M. Lange

Editor in Chief

2021-2023
Groningen – Deusto


Hallo everybody, my name is Laila and I joined the Euroculture Master in 2021. Currently, I am in my third semester, doing the research track in Pune, India. More and more, it becomes obvious to me that my interest lies on environmental politics, especially environmental policies in the international context. Besides this research focus, I am passionate to contribute to the master’s programme by participating in The Euroculturer. Especially facilitating the sharing of experiences during the programme is important for me so that the students can make the best choices of universities according to their personal preferences.

Loura Kruger Zwart

Editor in Chief

2021-2023
Groningen – Göttingen


I moved to Europe in 2017 from Australia and graduated in 2020 with a BA in European Languages & Cultures, specializing in literature and politics. I am passionate about issues of migration, identity, citizenship, and the complex situations that arise when living in such close proximity to other languages and cultures. The Euroculture programme offers a great opportunity to expand on my BA and specialise in my passions, as well as collect international and interdisciplinary experiences – it is perfect for me! In my free time, I love to cook, make (and drink) coffee, plan projects… and procrastinate executing them.

Alice Capezzuto

Social Media Team

2022-2024
Groningen – Uppsala


Hello! I’m Alice from Italy. I recently just finished my BA in European Studies at Maastricht University and I decided to join the Euroculture in order to expand my horizons in European affairs and culture. Clearly, I have been far too interested in world politics for quite some time, and I love working and studying in an international environment. I want to explore so much more and therefore, you can find me travelling or reading. Always love a good book, food and conversations!

Ana Mijatovic

Social Media Team

2021-2023
Udine – Deusto


After working in intercultural communication, non-formal education and youth work, I joined Euroculture as the programme touches upon many of my personal interests such as politics, populism, human rights and the concept of identity. In my free time, I’m fond of travelling, yoga and reading.

Ane Anduaga Larrea

Social Media Team

2021-2023
Göttingen – Kraków


Kaixo! I come from a small town in the Basque Country where I love to go back and forth between one destination and another – because what I like the most is to go out and meet new places and new people. I studied International Relations and I am now interested in the cultural field, especially in minority languages (as a speaker of one). I love music and trying to sing – contact me for some killer karaoke!! After spending my first two semesters in Göttingen and Kraków, I join the Euroculturer now to make the most out of my Euroculture experience.

Angi Bösen

Social Media Team

2021-2023
Strasbourg – Uppsala


Hey! Euroculture feels like an adventure, I travelled through whole Europe in the past year. From the beginning of studies on, I’m part of the magazine’s social media team. It’s as a great chance to work once more with people from all around the globe. My research focus lays on politics, I’m passionate about human rights and feminist foreign policy – greatly influenced by the places I studied in. Besides uni, I enjoy good food, journaling and running.

Barča Volková

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Udine – Groningen


Hello! My name is Barbora from the Czech Republic who did a BA in International Relations and European Studies in Brno right before starting Euroculture. I am super interested in the European Union and its external relations particularly. In my dream future, you could find me working for the European External Action Service in Brussels in a diverse, multinational environment. I cannot imagine not being surrounded by internationals! In my free time, you could see me wandering around the countryside or exploring the historical sights and heritage of the country I am currently living in.

Bart Swinkels

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Groningen – Uppsala


Once, I was on track to go for a sciency- and technical study, until I was convinced to join a simulation of the European Parliament. Since then, I’ve lost myself in the world of politics, people and opinions. I sincerely believe that opinions can be some of the most valuable things humans have, and writing is a great means of conveying opinions and convincing people. Additionally, I have opinions on too many things – so I might as well look for a place to publish them!

Carolina Reyes Chávez

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Uppsala – Olomouc


Buenas! I’m Carolina from Mexico City. After finishing my Bachelor’s in Sociology I worked for a couple of years and then decided it was time to study abroad! I’m very passionate about learning about other cultures and well, nothing better than Euroculture for that purpose! My dream job would be conducting research either in the Netherlands or Scandinavia while organizing huge cultural festivals at the same time! In my free time, you can see me traveling, volunteering somewhere, or looking for concerts, expositions, workshops, sports courses, or awesome food!

Caterina Rossi

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Groningen – Kraków


Hello hello! My name is Caterina and, even though both Portugueses and Russians say that my name belongs to them, I’m Italian! Since I was a little girl I’ve always had the backpack ready, and when I saw the opportunity to embark upon Euroculture I knew it was the perfect fit for me! My interests are very cross-cutting and the interdisciplinary character of the program (and the magazine!) was definitely a pivotal factor to join! Few super random things I love that you might wanna know (or not!): empanadas, big earrings, Brewdog Elvis Juice, Marcel Duchamp, being tanned, and WhatsApp stickers.

Clara Weber

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Groningen – Strasbourg


Hello! After completing a BA in European Studies in Germany and France, I still wanted to learn more about the European Union and continue to live in different countries. When I discovered Euroculture, I immediately knew that this programme would allow me to expand on my BA and dive more into society, politics, and culture from several perspectives. I’m particularly interested in feminist and environmental questions related to the EU’s internal and external policy. At the same time, Euroculture even offers me the amazing opportunity to combine studying with my love for traveling, adventures and working in an international environment with new people from all over the world. In my free time I enjoy dancing salsa, climbing, hiking, and taking care of my plants (even though owning plants and moving every few months can be a bit challenging).

Ennio Mos

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Groningen – Strasbourg


My name is Ennio, 23 year old and I come from Groningen. I studied Human Geography in my bachelors and have a deep interest in exploring and understanding new cultures. I like to focus on the human rights situation in countries and its democratic and political developments. I am a huge fan of reading, writing and discussing about these topics to better understand the nuances that every situation has to offer. Looking forward to hear from you all!

Eva Wohlhage

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Groningen – Deusto


Hi all! I’m Eva from Germany. After finishing my dual Bachelor of Laws in Public Administration in Münster, I’ve worked for 5 years in a city council. Having dealt with various topics and issues during my academic education and professional career, I recognised my great interest in topics concerned with society and culture in an international context. Thus, I started my second round of studying with Euroculture in 2021 and I haven’t regretted it for a second. Especially the mobility idea of the program offers an amazing experience!

Gan Kyaw

Editorial Team

2022-2024
Göttingen – Groningen


Gan is a MA Euroculture student from 2022-2024 cohort, who spends her first semester at the University of Goettingen, Germany and the second semester at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She loves writing articles, volunteering, and visiting galleries and museums. Having strong commitment and enthusiasm in supporting vulnerable communities, she is willing to work in international NGOs after graduation.

Gian Paulo Paglinawan

Editorial Team

2022-2024
Groningen – Deusto


Mabuhay! I am Gee from Tagum City, Philippines. I studied communication and media arts in the Philippines and Thailand and have worked as a communication officer and educator for the last six years. I am passionate about student mobility and cultural exchange programs as they help broaden my worldview, appreciate other cultures, and learn new languages. I joined the Euroculturer to share the unique experiences of students and graduates from Southeast Asia in the MA Euroculture Program and their views on European society, culture, and politics. I like to take afternoon naps, watch queer love series, or chat with friends in my free time. I also love to sing and lip-sync! Dalaygon!

Isabela Pereira Carvalho

Social Media Team

2021-2023
Groningen – Kraków


Olá! I’m a Brazilian cultural manager with experience and passion for Cultural Policies. After working in Brazil in this field, I decided it was time to expand my knowledge and have a broader picture of international cultural policies. In 2021 I crossed the Atlantic and arrived in the Netherlands to join the Euroculture Master programme! My main personal, professional and academic interests are arts and culture, society and LGBTQ+ rights. Back in Brazil, I co-founded “Casinha Acolhida”, a social project for the LGBTQ+ youth in social vulnerability in Rio de Janeiro. I am also curious about the relationship and integration between Latin America and Europe. I chose Kraków as my 2nd university to study Latin America from a European perspective while also bringing my Latin experience to the table. You can always find me in a cafe, on a video call with my family, or cycling around with my bike – thanks to Groningen, this is something I can’t live without anymore.

Julia Meyer

Social Media Team

2021-2023
Groningen – Göttingen


Hi, I’m Julia! I am originally from Berlin but have spent the past four years living in the Netherlands, where I have been studying Media Studies and Political Communication, International Relations as well as Euroculture. Whenever I am not busy doing readings, conducting research or teaching at the RUG, I really enjoy cooking, traveling and learning new languages. For me, the greatest thing about this MA programme so far (apart from the content, of course!) has been meeting amazing, like-minded students and making memories together. By being part of the Social Media Team, I hope to also share this „Euroculture spark“ with the online (and offline) world!

Laura Bonjean

Editorial Team

2022-2024
Udine – Uppsala


Hello! I’m Laura, from France. After an interdisciplinary BA of arts in France, I did an Erasmus in philosophy in Czech Republic. It made me realise I loved two things : studying different subjects and being abroad, that’s where Euroculture appeared ! When I learned that the Master had its own platform, I immediately jumped on the occasion to join the team to share our opinions together as it seems to be the perfect place to do so. Besides my studies, I enjoy meeting people, discovering new places, reading and of course writing !

Laura de Boer

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Uppsala – Olomouc


Hi there! I’m Laura from the Netherlands. After finishing my Bachelor’s in European Languages and Cultures in 2021, I immediately continued my European journey with the Euroculture Master’s programme. I’m particularly interested in the political aspects of Europe, but seeing as everything is always interconnected, I’m more than happy to learn about all the different cultures, traditions, and identities that this continent has to offer. Luckily, Euroculture gives you enough opportunities to interact with those cultures first hand. Besides studying, I spent my time gaming, learning how to draw (badly), and going on the occasional jog to see some nature!

Lucielle Disu

Social Media Team

2021-2023
Groningen – Uppsala


Hi everyone! I’m Lucielle from Ghana and currently doing my internship in Sweden. My first semester was in Groningen and the second in Uppsala. After a bachelor’s in Communication Studies where I had the opportunity to study abroad in the USA, I have always explored avenues for a multicultural environment. Euroculture is a perfect fit because of its mobility and diversity. Now I am excited to be a part of the social media team! I am passionate about migration studies and do enjoy good food, books, music, and of course, a good time with people!

Marta Urbaneja Lozano

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Groningen – Kraków


¡Hola amigos! My name is Marta and I come from the warm south of Spain. Joining Euroculture was my response to Covid-19: after more than a year of severe lockdown I needed to catch up, go everywhere, do everything and experience as much as possible. So I decided to join this MA which would allow me to meet this goal while exploring contemporary European issues. Having a background in International Relations, I am passionate about the transformative power of culture and the social notions of identity and heritage. Nevertheless, I am trying my best to immerse in all that this MA has to offer and make the most of each seminar and lesson, no matter the subject of study. Currently I am experiencing an extraordinary semester in Ciudad de México, where I am learning to look at Europe and the world with new critical eyes. Euroculture is definitely one in a lifetime journey and, thanks to all the incredible people I am meeting all over the world, I could never have asked for more!

Monica Minix

Social Media Team

2022-2024
Strasbourg- Deusto


Hi there ! I’m Monica from California, USA and I’ve been living in France since autumn 2018. I’m particularly interested in learning languages and I have studied French, Spanish, and Italian. At 13 years old I started studying theatre, acting, and entertainment. Later I completed my undergrad at UC Irvine in CA and got my BA in theatre. I really enjoy theatre for social change. And since then life has brought me to Euroculture ! In my spare time I sing, do CrossFit, and teach English. Most of all I’m excited to share with all of you following the Euroculturer!

Myrthe Vermeulen

Social Media Team

2022-2024
Udine – Uppsala


Hi everyone! I’m Myrthe from the Netherlands and I am currently in Udine for my first semester of the Euroculture program. After my semester abroad during my Bachelors, I just knew that I wanted to stay abroad during my Masters. Having a history in Public Administration and being interested in international conflict management, human rights and the European Union, the Euroculture program was the perfect fit! I am very exited to meet new friends, expand my knowledge, making great memories and being part of thr Euroculture Social Media team!

Nastya Cherkaska

Social Media Team

2021-2023
Göttingen – Uppsala


Sendeth greetings, Euroculture friends! I am Nastya from Ukraine and a social media procrastinator here at the Euroculturer. My background is in International Communications, which I practice primarily by facetiming friends from different countries or trying to express myself in A1 Spanish. I am very fond of puppies, corn (including popcorn), and Eurovision — and I am very, very happy to be part of this amazing team.

Patricia Gruber

Social Media Team

2022-2024
Uppsala – Deusto


I’m Patricia from Germany. I’m currently studying in the cold but very beautiful city of Uppsala in Sweden. My second semester university is going to be Bilbao, Spain. In my bachelor’s I studied International Cultural and Business Studies in Germany and because my exchange semester got cancelled because of covid, I decided to spend my whole masters programme abroad. International relations and different cultures have always interested me. The Eurocultre programme gives me the opportunity to learn more about it and at the same time experience it while living in different European countries. I’m looking forward to working with the international team of the Euroculturer and learning more about Europe the EU.

Pauline Blache

Social Media Team

2021-2023
Göttingen – Uppsala


Hejj everyone! I am Pauline from France and currently doing my 3rd semester internship at the Alliance Française in Amsterdam. I am passionate about history and more particularly interested in the cultural exchanges between France and its neighbours. After finishing my two bachelor’s in History and English under the (very strict) French lockdown in 2020, I needed some fresh air and to discover new horizons. I am thrilled to be a part of the Euroculture adventure and to expand my research and communication skills by working for The Euroculturer Magazine alongside an amazing international team.

Rick Mogezomp

Editorial Team

2022-2024
Groningen – Olomouc


Hello everyone, I am Rick from the Netherlands. I have been living and studying in Groningen for the last three years during my bachelor’s degree in International Relations. I realised that I was mostly interested in European dealings and issues and thus decided that Euroculture was the way to move forward. In my free time when I am finished reading the latest news (with which you can never be truly finished), I like to play football (the European version of course), drink a beer or play board games or any other type of fun game.

Rocco Losasso

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Groningen – Strasbourg


Hello! I am Rocco, Italian citizen by birth but citizen of the world by adoption! After graduating from my BA in Diplomatic and International Sciences in at the University of Bologna, I enrolled in the Euroculture program in 2021 and I spent the first semester at the university of Groningen and the second at the University of Strasbourg. Afterwards, I decided to challenge my West-European perspective a little and live a human and professional experience in the heart of the Balkans, in Kosovo, where I am currently based. The history of international relations, the European foreign policy, the evolution of the concept of citizenship are among my main research interests. I hope to share some of these with the Euroculturer’s team and readers!

Roxana Quiñonez Quispe

Editorial Team

2022-2024
Udine – Groningen


I was born in Perù but I grew up in Italy. I was raised in a multicultural environment and I have always been fascinated by new cultures. This is one of the reasons I applied for Euroculture; this one and travelling, but that is pretty much predictable. As an immigrant child, migration has been the main focus of my studies, my cup of tea. In my free time, I’m into activism, dancing, volunteering, painting; did I already mention travelling? Anyway, I’m very passionate and I like to write about it; hopefully, somebody will read it.

Sicong Zou

Editorial Team

2021-2023
Göttingen – Kraków


Hi! I am Zou Sicong. I was a journalist and an editor in Hong Kong before I came to Europe. I spent my first semester in Göttingen and second in Kraków. Now I am in Olomouc. I chose Göttingen because a Chinese linguist 100 years ago stayed there for a decade in the Second World War. I chose Kraków because I am interested in many Polish writers and its post-communist era. Olomouc became my third option because I wanted to stay in Central European Countries for a whole year to compare their similarities and differences.

Sophia von der Liegt

Social Media Team

2022-2024
Udine – Uppsala


Hi, I am Sophia from Germany and I am currently studying in Udine, trying to learn Italian and enjoying Italian food. After finishing my BA in cultural studies and doing internships in Brussels, I heard about the Euroculture program. Since I was always interested in the connection between culture and politics as well as traveling and discovering as many countries as possible, I knew the program would be perfect for me. I am looking forward to be part of the Euroculturer Social Media team as well as meeting other Euroculture students. In my free time, I like to draw, try new food or watch and read science fiction.

Suvanshkriti Singh

Editorial Team

2022-2024
Göttingen – Olomouc


I come from India, where I studied political science and international relations, and worked as a journalist. I am interested in the intersection of literature and politics, especially questions of identity, multiculturalism, and liberal rights. Euroculture offered the perfect opportunity for me to delve deeper into these interdisciplinary interests through experiential learning. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, sports, and long exploratory walks.

Wiebke Stedler

Editorial Team

2022-2024
Kraków – Deusto


Hello everyone! My name is Wiebke, I am from Germany, and I have a B.A. in American Studies. I joined the Euroculture M.A. program only this year, starting my studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. I have joined the Editorial Team of the Euroculturer out of my passion for journalism. Since the beginning of my studies, I have gained experience working in student media, in public broadcast and for media production companies. Most of my work is dedicated to topics such as contemporary history, social equality and environmental politics. I regard the Euroculture program as a unique opportunity for me to exchange ideas about Europe’s future with other inspiring young people, and to research issues such as migration and representation from multicultural perspectives.