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Mgr. Emma Smit, MSc.

Mgr. Emma  Smit, MSc.
If you have an open mind about foreign cultures and want to explore what it is like to live and study in Central Europe then you will have the time of your life in Brno.

It is not hard to follow the mainstream opinion about Europe and the EU; complex bureaucratic institutions, a decreasing sovereignty of Member State countries and an Economic and Monetary Union that is facing the current euro crisis. But I wanted to find out what contemporary Europe is actually all about. What is the impact of the EU on the Netherlands; in which way are Human Rights protected; what is and what isn’t true about all the prejudices? This Master Programme seemed like the best fit for me to find the answers on these topics. 

Europe is a phenomenon that can be best addressed from not only a public administration point of view but also from a law and economic approach. Masaryk University (Brno) offered lectures from this interdisciplinary perspective. Furthermore I find it of added value to focus on classic courses about the EU for instance but also to learn more about the history and transformation of Central and Eastern European states.

If you are interested in contemporary Europe and want to know more about all its aspects I would definitely recommend European Governance to you. If you have an open mind about foreign cultures and want to explore what it is like to live and study in Central Europe then you will have the time of your life in Brno. The city has a cosy atmosphere which you can compare to the liveliness of a city like Utrecht. Living here gave me the opportunity to study and live in Central Europe and that helps you to understand the diversity of Europe even better.