Czech Republic, Olomouc

International Summer School in Refugee Law and Rights

when 10 August 2018 - 19 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 12 ECTS
fee EUR 250

Due to ongoing wars and prolonged hostilities in several parts of the world, the number of persons seeking an international protection in the EU countries has rapidly grown, making access to asylum and a full refugee protection an important but challenging task. Based on previous success of CESI International Summer Schools in refugee protection (2012-2015) at University of Sarajevo, this year’s International Summer School in Refugee Law and Rights, transferred to Palacký University Olomouc with long-standing tradition of humanitarian studies, will once again offer both general training in refugee law and a specific case-study analysis of the access to asylum and application of asylum rights in four countries of the Central and Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia and the Czech Republic. The training offered on this school focuses on the legal procedures for assisting refugee asylum claims, including practices of taking testimonies, finding COI information and documenting families. It also includes a comprehensive one-day simulation of the humanitarian relief and assistance response.

Course leader

Dr. Selma Porobic, Head of the Humanitarian studies section, Assistant Professor in International Humanitarian and Social Work, CMTF, Palacký University Olomouc

Target group

he school is open to students and professionals from all academic disciplines and backgrounds. Our participants typically include staff from main refugee and humanitarian international organisations, regional and local refugee, human rights and humanitarian NGOs, government officials working on refugee protection, scholars and researchers working directly on forced migration issues as well as practicing lawyers, advocates, journalists and activists working on refugee protection and the human rights of forced migrants.

Course aim

Principal aim is to advance the skills for protecting asylum seekers and to help exchange and build expert and cooperation networks in responding to the current challenges of access to international refugee protection in the EU countries.

Credits info

12 ECTS
Evaluation consists of the in-class discussion and assignments with a practical simulation exercise, based on instructions received on the first day of the school and a guided group preparation. Upon successful completion of the school the participants are awarded with 12 ECTS points and the Graduate Participant Diploma from the Palacky University Olomouc.

Fee info

EUR 250: Early bird price: EUR 250 (prior April 30th). Admission fee covers the full school programme with materials, supervision, tutoring, food and beverage during the 10-days long training, simulation excercise during the 10-days in-door training and outdoor activities. Accommodation is not included in the admission fee.
EUR 350: Late registration after April 30th 350 EUR. Admission fee covers the full school programme with materials, supervision, tutoring, food and beverage during the 10-days long training, simulation excercise during the 10-days in-door training and outdoor activities. Accommodation is not included in the admission fee.

Scholarships

Limited number of scholarships for students is available. For more information, please contact us.