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. 

 

Become part of the new Board:  Application

Have you always wanted to become an active member in a student association? Do you like organising events and taking initiative? Become a member now and shape the future of Eureka! We would love to have you as one of the new board members!

 

There are 5 roles in the board: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary General and Commissioner of External Affairs. 

The Chair is the face of the organisation, as Chair you’d be responsible to keep a good relationship with the other organisations as well as with professors. You will represent the association and make sure that everything works smoothly.

The Vice-Chair is responsible for the social committee and more generally to support the Chair and the other Board Members. As Vice-Chair you have the opportunity to organise social events, to take an active part in the decision making and to work on the internal affairs.

The Treasurer is responsible for the funding and account management of Eureka. Besides they handle the legal affairs. They would have to ensure that members have paid the membership fee. The treasurer will be involved in the organizing of the events with the budget. Furthermore, they apply for external funding for events.

The Secretary General of Eureka is responsible for the communication with the members. Among others, he or she is responsible for responding to emails, sending a monthly newsletter, managing the Instagram account of Eureka. In addition, he or she has to keep an updated list of the Eureka members and monitor their status.

The Commissioner of External Affairs ensures a link between people inside and outside the law faculty. He/she is responsible for organising career events and alumni meetings, therefore communicating on behalf of Eureka with law firms, companies and NGOs willing to participate in our projects (notably the Brussels trip).

If you are interested send us your CV and a short letter of motivation to the following e-mail: board@eureka-uva.com!

We are looking forward to read your application! 

Best,

The Board 2021-2022 

This year’s Brussels trip

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of May 2022

We are very excited to announce that we will be able to visit Brussels during the first week of May.

The trip will include visits to law firms, NGOs and the Commission as well as the European Parliament. It will be a unique opportunity to meet people from all these different institutions. 

We are looking forward to welcome as many members as possible! 

 

Career event 2022

Alumni experiences on entering the job market


This March, we hosted our second EU-reka career event. The speakers included alumni working in different fields who all have very inspiring stories to tell and tips to give. These events are very important because they give students the opportunity to explore all the opportunities that are available upon graduating from the Master programs. During this event we focused on the opportunities in Amsterdam.

Thanks to the speakers for taking the time and for giving us an insight in their professional field!

 

Some student feedback on the last year’s 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!”

 

 

20/21 Recap

The second year

Dear students,

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 board@eureka-uva.com. We wish you all the best for the coming year and hope to see you around!

All the best,

Dina
Chair 2020/21

 

Location

Study Association for European Law (Eu-reka)

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166

Amsterdam, 1018 WV

 

Contact

Have any general questions about the association? You can email us at board@eureka-uva.com or use the contact form here.

 

 

 

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Practical details

Bank name: ING

IBAN: NL92 INGB 0007 5338 09

BIC/SWIFT: INGBNL2A