European Student Think Tank

Bridging the gap between students and Brussels



Offering sanctuary to refugees: insights from the UK

  Have you ever felt powerless to help refugees and asylum seekers in your country? Ever wondered whether there was some way to help humanise the process of resettlement? Our ambassador to England, Rensa Gaunt, recently interviewed Heather Luna, founder... Continue Reading →


Interview with UNHCR South Sudan spokesperson Eujin Byun

By Carlota Núñez Strutt. There is little knowledge or a European collective conscience of the conflict torn country that 1,5 million refugees have fled from, in North Eastern Africa: South Sudan. A country that, alongside Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, is... Continue Reading →

Interview with Council of Europe Trainees Agathe Meriaux & Juan Galván

By Carlota Núñez Strutt, Director of Communication of the European Student Think Tank. The EST spoke to two former Council of Europe interns, who spent several months in Strasbourg at the heart of the European policy process. Juan and Agathe... Continue Reading →

Interview with Member of European Parliament Sophie in ‘t Veld

Sophie in 't Veld is a Dutch Member of the European Parliament in the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. Veld studied History at the State University of Leiden and has post-doctoral training in management and public administration. In... Continue Reading →

Q & A with Member of European Parliament Jan Huitema (ALDE)

At 31 years old Jan Huitema is one of the youngest Members of the European Parliament, and the first Dutch full member of the Agricultural Committee of the EP. Before representing the People’s Party for Freedom and democracy in Brussels,... Continue Reading →

Q & A with Member of European Parliament Wim Van de Camp: “I think the European Union will redefine its raison d ‘ être”

Wim van de Camp is a Member of the European Parliament in the European People's Party group. He was the head of the CDA delegation of the European People's Party between 2009-2014. He was previously a member of the Dutch... Continue Reading →

Six Questions with European diplomat George Cunningham

The EST was delighted to host a snap interview with European diplomat George Cunningham in September. Mr Cunningham began his career as a soldier, worked for several multinational companies, and ran an international non-governmental organisation. He then became a UN... Continue Reading →

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