From the 28th to the 30th of October 2016 the fourth generation of Europa Master students, who just started their semester in Opole, went to Poland’s capital city. During these three days, they had the chance to visit Frontex where they learned about the role of the EU agency and its actions during the migration crisis. The group was also invited to the French embassy to meet with representatives of the French and German embassies, Mr. Sylvain Guiaugué and Mr. Lars Geismann, to discuss the trinational relations in the Weimar triangle. Both of them emphasised how important degrees like Europa Master are for the future of the EU.
But Warsaw is not only a city where political decisions are made: the city walls still carry the traces of the past, yet so important to Polish culture. The students visited the Palace of Culture and Science, the highest building in Poland constructed by the communist regime and they walked through the city to hear stories of the communist times.
Through a visit to the old town they could see how Warsaw looked like before the Second World War, and their visit to the Warsaw Rising Museum gave them an idea of the role the city played during the war.
Nowadays, Warsaw is a very modern and hip city that offers great leisure possibilities: the students enjoyed Polish vodka in Pawilony, one of the the most popular places to spend the evening in Warsaw; and after a copious brunch, they had a walk in the beautiful Lazienki park where they fed some confiding squirrels!