Program Details

Α week-long program in English will offer a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary migration in Europe and the challenges faced by migrants and refugees, in relation to social exclusion and integration, with emphasis on the current situation in Europe.
Location:
Athens, Greece
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Graduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe

A unique summer program with on-site visits in Greece

  • Α week-long program in English will offer a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary migration in Europe and the challenges faced by migrants and refugees, in relation to social exclusion and integration, with emphasis on the current situation in Europe.
  • Open for Practitioners and Master’s level Students of all disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al.)
  • Two days of on-Site Visits to Reception Facilities & NGOs
  • Meet key academics and experts working in the field
  • Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar

2019 MIGSS:  Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe

The  3rd Migration Summer School (MIGSS) has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of issues regarding the integration of immigrants and refugees in Europe.

The summer school gives participants a theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe, with particular focus on the current situation in Europe. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts, as well as through a day of site-visits to facilities and organizations in Athens that support refugees, and immigrants. This program is organized by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), and will operate out of the EPLO’s premises at Sounion, Greece. This School will take place from 22nd July to 27thJuly, 2019

Goals

This program will offer participants insights into migration in Europe, highlighting its growing relevance for the worldwide discussion on migration and refugee integration policies and combating social exclusion in Europe. It will help them develop a broad theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe and the challenges faced by migrants, in relation to social exclusion and integration, with emphasis on the current situation in Europe.

On a scientific level the program aims to develop arguments in relevance to social exclusion and integration in the context of immigrant and refugee movements, to assess the causes and effects of the migration and refugee crisis on European societies of reception and onthe migrant populations themselves and to provide motivation for further research in the field.

Study Visits: In conjunction with the seminars, the program includes two days of study visits. Athens provides an ultimate setting for carrying out this program, as Athens comprises the main city of temporary or permanent stay for immigrants and refugees in the country and offers a unique environment that facilitates participants’ deeper engagement.

2019 Instructors

This week-long course will be taught by academics and experts from European and international universities, institutions and research centers:

  • Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
  • Nadina Christopoulou, Anthropologist, Ph.D. University of Cambridge, and Co-founder/Coordinator of Melissa Network
  • Daniel Esdras, Special Envoy of the DG of the IOM, Advisor to the Regional Director for the Mediterranean.
  • Theodoros Fouskas,  Sociologist, Ph.D., 2018-2019, NSRF, Teaching Scholarship, Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of Peloponnese and EPLO.
  • Marco Martiniello, Professor of Sociology, Research Director FNRS, Director, Centre d’Etudes de l’Ethnicité et des Migrations (CEDEM), Vice-Doyen à la Recherche, Université de Liège, Faculté des Sciences Sociales, Belgium.
  • Tina Stavrinaki, Lawyer, Ph.D. University Paris 2, Assistant Coordinator of the Racist Violence Recording Network.
  • Academic Coordinator: Dr Theodoros Fouskas

Addressed to:

As this program is interdisciplinary in nature, it is open to all disciplines (such as Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al.) and applicants are welcome from the postgraduate level and up, PhD candidates, researchers, NGO professionals. Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar, pending a minimum of five students wish to be enrolled in the seminar.

Applications until May 31, 2019
How to apply: Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation in English 

The program takes place at EPLO facilities in Sounion one hour away from Athens by car, overlook the Aegean Sea and are located by the bay of Cape Sounion, where the ancient Temple of Poseidon rests. Accomodation packages are available upon request.

Setting Description:
The program takes place at EPLO facilities in Sounion one hour away from Athens by car, overlook the Aegean Sea and are located by the bay of Cape Sounion, where the ancient Temple of Poseidon rests.
Cost:
500 EUR. Covers tuition, light working lunch on a daily basis, and transportation on the day of the site visits

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Open for Practitioners and Students of all disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al.). Esp. for PhDs: Get feedback on your work. Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation
Scholarships:
No

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