CIROS Newsletter – June 2021

🎉Summer is here!!🎉

Congratulations everyone for finishing the academic year 2020/2021!

It’s been a crazy year for sure, and nothing like anyone expected, but you already hear that too much! All I want to say is congratulations and well done to you all!

I hope you all enjoy the holidays now, with restrictions easing and the sun shining, it’s looking pretty good! ☀️

🎓 IRO Class of 2021

A special congratulations of course go to the graduating IRO class of 2021!

From everyone here at CIROS, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors, whatever they may be and wherever they may take you.

You have been a great part of this community even in this online environment, and we will miss you at our events.

📘 Graduation Book

If you would like a yearbook to remember your peers and your time here, our graduation committee has created a lovely book for you!

If you haven’t already, you can check it out here!

📅 What’s going on – Upcoming Events and Initiatives

As the year winds down now, so do our events. Nonetheless, we still have some for you! Here’s what’s happening in June:

⚽ IRO vs. IS Football Match – 06.06

n line with current regulations, the IS vs. IRO annual football match will take place on the 6th of June at 4 PM. We are counting on IRO football players to sign up and play for victory 🏆. For the safety of all participants, the players will have to undergo a Corona quick-test on-site before the match starts, these tests will be provided by the associations for free.

If you would like to participate, please sign up here!

🌳 Guest Lecture on Climate Justice – 07.06

Are you interested in the topic of climate change and human rights? The Goodwill Committee is organizing a guest lecture by Dr Jelena Belic on the topic of climate justice. It will take place on the 7th of June at 11 AM via Zoom. The link to join will be sent out before the lecture.

Dr Belic will give us an introduction to what exactly climate justice is, what it means in the context of international relations and what students can take into consideration. Sign up here and learn more about climate justice and intersectionality.

📣 Updates and Announcements:

🦘 HOPweek Board Applications

Our friends at HOPweek are looking for a new board!

Do you want a part-time board position that makes you in charge of organizing the best week of the year in 2022!? Then you are what the HOPweek needs!

You can learn more about being a HOP board member here.

If you are interested, then sign up here! The signup deadline is June 6th.

If you have any questions, please contact

😷 COVID-19 Measures

As summer gets better, so do the regulations!

Here’s just a little insight into what rules will be in place from the 4th of June:

  • Indoor spaces such as museums, theatres, and cinemas may reopen!
  • You may now have four guests at home, instead of the previous limit of 2.
  • Cafes and restaurants are allowed to open terraces from 12 – 10 PM, as well as indoor spaces for up to 50 guests.
  • Gyms, spas, and saunas may reopen.
  • The blanket ban on all travel has been lifted!
    • From now, countries are back to a country by country ‘colour’ system. Check here before traveling.

See here for a complete overview of all current COVID-19 rules.

👋Some Goodbyes and Hello’s

Goodbye from the 2020/21 Board

Dear IRO Community,

It’s been a long year with many ups and downs, but the Board and I could not be happier about how everything went. We all had our little lists of what we wanted to achieve this year for CIROS and merged them together into one collective list of goals. Despite all of the hurdles we faced and the restrictions of having to do everything, we managed to implement a lot of the things we discussed at the beginning of the year. We introduced important changes that will hopefully make CIROS stronger and more inclusive in the future. All of this was thanks to you. Without your votes and support, we would have not been able to work on all of this. Our committees and clubs supported 5 charities and organised over 100 events and initiatives this year. We could not be more impressed and thankful for everything our committees and clubs have achieved despite the ongoing pandemic. Your suggestions and feedback were highly appreciated, as they allowed us to think more critically and develop CIROS further. Thank you for being part of this year’s journey and enjoy your summer!

Wishing you all the best,

Your CIROS President 2020/21 Esther

🙁 Goodbye Ben,

I would also like to say a quick personal goodbye and thank you to everyone who has been reading my newsletters. I have enjoyed writing these every month, and hope they were as informative and maybe even fun as I hoped they would be.

But now I leave you all in the very capable hands of Sophia, who will take the position next year.

😊and hello Sophia!

Hi all!

I’m very excited to write my first part of the newsletter I will be taking over from Ben as part of the incoming board next year. We’re all eager to get to work expanding the community and hopefully meet everyone in person some more next year.

Despite the tough and challenging year that we’ve experienced together, all the committees and clubs have done such a great job in adapting their work and events. Next year I am looking forward to growing our clubs and supporting the great work the committees do for the community. And all our work will continue to be reflected in the newsletter and website.

But for now, enjoy our well-earned summer break, and I hope to see you all next year in a committee, club, or maybe even at a borrel (fingers crossed).

See you soon,


❓ As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact me at

But that’s all from me again! I hope this newsletter has been informative, and maybe you found something to do, but most of all I hope that you are all relaxing and enjoying some time off if possible!

So, on behalf of CIROS,

Happy holidays and congratulations once again!

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