Program Details

The ISPI Winter and Summer School offer students, graduates, and young professionals the opportunity to get closer to major international issues through a catalog of intensive short courses on topics such as: Development and Cooperation Humanitarian Emer
Milan, Italy
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Study Abroad
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Program Overview

Program Description:
The coupling between migration and development is certainly not new. The trends we are seeing cyclically between one side and the other of the Mediterranean, clearly describe how under-development and development are the basis of migration flows and, conversely, how these flows have an impact on the development and under-development on both sides of the sea. It should be recognized, however, that the phenomenon of migration is ancient and complex: the desire to survive or improve one’s own conditions of living has always been the mainspring that drives people to look elsewhere for new opportunities. The novelty of the last half century has been given both by a greater evidence of the disparities of life in various parts of the world that has an easier international mobility. There are over 200 million international migrants in the world, accounting for 3% of world population. If we ideally gathered all migrants in the same country, this would be the fifth most populous country on the planet. At the same time, the global flow of remittances is growing exponentially and has exceeded 400 billion Euros in 2012 alone. Flow of migrants' remittances to their countries of origin is about three times the amount allocated by the International Cooperation and this suggests the extent of the phenomenon in terms of finance and development impact. International cooperation has been wondering for at least 20 years about the link between migration and development: at first it was thought that aid to the development of countries of origin had the effect of reducing migration flows. The slogan back then was "more development for less migration cooperation." In recent decades, we are experimenting new strategies and paradigms for effectively link migration and international cooperation policies. The emigrant is valued as a catalyst for development both in the communities of origin and in those of arrival, in a sense, by inverting the logic of the previous year and now offering "more migration for less development cooperation." This approach is more realistic and appropriate to an awareness of the worldwide interdependence, according to which facilitate the freedom of movement and the ability to take advantage of opportunities outside the community of origin seems more appropriate, and where the migrants themselves play now a function of transnational real agents of development. To the course will participate organizations and teachers who are now engaged on this issue in the forefront and have gained a specific experience and expertise such as the Italian Mission to the International Organization for Migration, an intergovernmental agency that has been providing services to States and assistance to migrants for almost 60 years, and the “Laboratory Migration and Development” that brings together Italian actors engaged on this issue (ACLI, ARCI, ARCS, CeSPI ETIMOS, IPSIA, UCODEP, WWF). The course aims to provide a complete basic overview on this theme, useful for the future study of the various issues that will be presented. Useful for the Diploma Course in "Development and international cooperation."

The ISPI Winter and Summer School offer students, graduates, and young professionals the opportunity to get closer to major international issues through a catalog of intensive short courses on topics such as: Development and Cooperation Humanitarian Emergencies European Affairs Microfinance Human Rights Project Planning Geopolitical Areas The Winter School provides courses of 15 hours each, offered on weekends (Friday and Saturday from 9.30am to 6.30pm). The Summer School provides courses of 15 hours each offered in July and September, developed on two days each (Monday / Tuesday, Wednesday / Thursday, Friday / Saturday) from 9.30am to 6.30pm. The program allows participation to a maximum of three courses per week. The multidisciplinary approach adopted allows an analysis of the historical, political, legal, economic, and cultural issues addressed, providing participants with the necessary tools for further studies. The "traditional" teaching approach is supplemented by testimonials, tutorials, simulations, illustrations, case studies, as well as the active involvement of participants through group work. The ISPI Winter and Summer School courses are recognized by some universities in Lombardy, in order to obtain credits. The Summer School ISPI is also partner of the Summer School of Milan. Thanks to this agreement, each student who attends the Summer School courses ISPI will receive a card with which you can get discounts at various exhibitions and museums of Milan.

Setting Description:
Founded in 1934, ISPI is one of the oldest and most prestigious international relations institutes in Italy, with its headquarters in Palazzo Clerici, Milan. It is a private law association, granted the status of non-profit-making body in 1972, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Where the management is concerned, it is under the control of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the State Auditors’ Court. ISPI’s scientific output has always been distinguished by a sound pragmatic approach, based on monitoring the various geo-political areas and interpreting the major trends in progress on the global scene, so as to provide political and economic operators with reliable information and guidance. Its interdisciplinary nature is guaranteed by the close collaboration of specialists in economics, politics, law, history and strategic studies (from both academic and non-academic circles) and by partnerships with prestigious institutions and research cent
The EUR 200 course fee includes all instructional materials