About the Association
Welcome to the site of the newly founded Study Association for European Law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Association was founded in 2019 by the Masters students of the European Union Law and European Competition Law tracks at the UvA, in close cooperation with the Amsterdam Law School. The association works to organise academic, social and career-orientated events that complement and add to the two programme tracks.
Whilst having launched only recently, the association is very pleased to already have as quickly growing membership with many motivated and interested students who are organising the first inaugural events.
Take a look at the events section to find out more about the events to come and the various projects the association is working on.
Applications are open!
apply now for the board or on of our committees
EU-reka is still a new study association and therefore in need of expanding its external connections with the professional world. We are currently looking for all new members. Whether you are interested in being part of the association or an active member in the board or the committees!
the european law career event 2021
alumni experiences on entering the job market
This April, we had our annual EU-reka career event. Due to COVID, it took place completely online but nonetheless it was a big success. The speakers included alumni working in different fields who all had very inspiring stories to tell and tips to give. This gave students the opportunity to explore all the opportunities that are available upon graduating from the Master programs. At the end, there was an insightful panel where students were able to ask the speakers everything they wanted to know.
Thanks to all the students that joined, we look forward to the next event!
Some student feedback on the Career Event:
“I wouldn’t have wanted to miss the Career Event! It gave me such a boost to get out there and don’t give up. The speakers had amazing stories and were so transparent and honest, which left me with good insights.”
“The speakers got me motivated to start applying for jobs immediately: Thanks to the Career Committee for organising the event!”
this year’s online brussels trip!
meeting the institutions online
Although we couldn’t take our members to Brussels for a fun and engaging weekend to visit the European institutions, some prominent law firms and enjoy Brussels’ cultural and night life, we made the best of the situation and learned more about (amongst many others) the European Parliament and the Commission, NGOs – such as Client Earth – and law firms – like Baker Botts – from the comfort of our home.
Here is what some of our students liked best:
“The Brussels trip allowed me to understand first hand the inner-workings of the European bodies. I strongly recommend future students to attend, as it provided me with great insight about some of the daily tasks and projects that occur within the European Union.” (Luca, European Competition Law)
“Although we were not able to travel to Brussels this year, the online trip was more than useful. It has allowed me to see how the European project is structured through the work in the different institutions and now I feel more prepared to make a decision regarding my future career!” (Beatriz, European Competition Law)
The second year
In the past academic year, our association made some great developments! We introduced a new academic committee which organized numerous events for the students such as citation workshops in preparation for the Master’s thesis and other academic writing courses as well as a weekly thesis talk to discuss topics for your thesis and any other questions.
Even with the challenges of the past year, we also managed to organize some social (online) events such as our weekly coffee mornings, a secret santa and post exam drinks. We further organized the annual (online) Brussels trip together with the ACELG where professionals from EU institutions, NGOs and Law firms gave us some insight into their projects and workings. Something the students enjoyed especially was our career event in the spring where previous students from both tracks told us a lot about their new jobs and application processes post graduation and gave us great intel on what the current students should keep in mind as they graduate and apply for jobs.
Our association has grown a lot since then and it has been a pleasure to see everyone getting involved and excited about it. We hope that in the next year, as things open up a bit more, EU-reka can help the students even more to stay connected and plan more events in person to get to know each other and their faculty. If you are starting now with your studies, firstly a warm welcome to UvA and secondly, welcome to EU-reka! If you are motivated to get involved, don’t hesitate to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We wish you all the best for the coming year and hope to see you around!
All the best,
Study Association for European Law (Eu-reka)
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Amsterdam, 1018 WV
Have any general questions about the association? You can email us at email@example.com or use the contact form here.