European Voice's ninth postgraduate EU Studies Fair took place on Saturday 16 February 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Rogier), Brussels, in the heart of Brussels.
For universities, this annual studies fair is an unrivalled opportunity to promote their programmes – both for medium and long-term prospects.
European Voice's ninth annual EU Studies Fair on 16 February 2008 introduced pver 600 prospective students to 50 of the top universities offering EU-related programmes.
Participants also received the "EU Studies Guide 2008", an A5 glossy booklet with editorial accompanying adverts from course providers. The 2008 Guide has additional distribution to over 100 EU Studies institutes plus EU Info points worldwide. With copies inserted into the European Voice of 14 February 2007, the Guide has a total distribution of 17,000 copies.
A highly focussed audience
The EU Studies Fair has now established itself as a unique event focusing on postgraduate study in the fields of politics, business and law. It attracts multi-lingual, ambitious students and young professionals who have a direct interest in further study and careers in these fields.
An excellent location
The fair again took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Rogier - rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels) in the heart of Brussels, with excellent public transport connections – metro, tram, bus - and 15 minutes from the international train station (Eurostar & Thalys terminal).
Feedback from visitors
“The EU Studies Fair is definitely the “must” event where the most prestigious universities are gathered in the field of European Studies and International Relations. If your career is likely to be oriented in that direction, you cannot miss it!!” P.I.
“The fair was definitely more than just a collection of fancy leaflets and markers. It was interesting to learn more about the “concours” of the Commission. And it was great fun to look for my university among the network of the Schuman Centres of Excellence and to compare it with other higher education institutions. The workshop on the "European CV" gave me useful insight into what human resource managers are looking for." L.B.
Feedback from previous exhibitors
“The fair was an excellent opportunity to discuss our courses with a wide range of interested and interesting people. I look forward to attending again next year.”
European Institute, London School of Economics - LSE, United kingdom
"An outstanding fair! The quality of participants is excellent; we had interesting and fruitful discussions. Thank you for providing a wonderful service to both the exhibitors and students. We are definitely planning to attend next year!"
Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands
“We see this as a vital opportunity to market our programmes. Our stand was very busy throughout the day with participants who were clearly interested in European Studies at postgraduate level; we made over 200 contacts.”
College of Europe, Belgium
"The EU Studies Fair in Brussels, the heart of Europe, gives us a unique opportunity to promote our postgraduate programmes among highly motivated potential students from all over Europe and through contacts with other EU-related universities and institutions. The combination of an ideal location, an EU -focused audience and an excellent organisation by the European Voice, makes this event one not to miss."
"The fair is an important chance not only for the students interested in European post-graduate courses but for professors too. As a matter of fact, such experience permit to compare the different projects and make us more clear on the lacks and the merits of our own programmes. On this basis each programme can be improved."
Universta' di Sienna, Italy
"We always participate in the EU Studies Fair and the visitors we meet with during the day are always 'the right kind'. This is because European Voice does a great job at targeting the right audience and promoting the event."
Masters of Business Administration, United Business Institutes
"We had a good impression of the fair. We shall surely take part in the next one."
Centre for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn
“The European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation took part in EU Studies Programmes 2001 and 2002. The E.MA exhibition stand proved to be a successful tool to promote the Programme at a European level and attract potential candidates: some E.MA students are in fact former visitors of the EU Study Fairs who applied and were selected.”
Co-ordinator, The European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation
“The fair ‘EU Studies Programmes' is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the different EU studies offered by the European universities and to keep up with the preferences and interest of the future students.”
MA in European Studies, K.U.Leuven