Netherlands, Nijmegen

Migrant Inclusion in Policy and Practice

when 8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 550

This interdisciplinary course will equip you with expert knowledge and critical thinking skills relating to the ways in which social and economic dimensions shape one of today’s most debated issues: migrant inclusion and integration policies and practices.

With increasing migration to Western Europe, inclusion and integration have become buzz words in politics, media and private and public organizations. When following the public debate and the wealth of academic publications on the topic, it may seem that inclusion is everywhere. Nevertheless, migrants in Europe continue to experience worse health, lower levels of employment and more discrimination than native populations. Although national and local governments continue to device inclusion policies, these do not always have their intended effects. Migrant inclusion incorporates several overlapping dimensions, from the legal and economic to social life and access to services. To understand migrant inclusion from policy and practice, an interdisciplinary approach is therefore necessary.

In this summer school, you will learn to approach migrant inclusion from an interdisciplinary perspective, taking into consideration how social and economic dimensions shape inclusion policies and practices. Members from the network RUNOMI (Radboud Network on Migrant Inclusion) will provide an introduction to three domains of inclusion: (1) economic integration; (2) social integration; and (3) equality in public service provision. Taking an interdisciplinary, critical perspective we will discuss the design, implementation and evaluation of effective policies and interventions.

The course is built around case studies. We start with setting out ways to approach ‘inclusion’ and an introduction to inclusion policies in the Netherlands. Following this, RUNOMI scholars will lecture on three dimensions of inclusion: economic integration, social integration and equality in public service provision. You will learn about a variety of current issues including citizenship regulations, labour market interventions and health care services for migrants. The lectures will be followed by daily case discussions and assignments in small groups. On the last day there will be a field trip in Nijmegen to learn about a local migrant inclusion project. The summer school will conclude with a panel discussion, in which the lecturers will discuss challenges and opportunities for future projects and research within migrant inclusion, and answer student questions.

At the end of the course, students will have developed critical thinking skills regarding the conceptualization of migrant inclusion interventions. You will have an overview of current inclusion debates, and be able to analyse migrant inclusion policies drawing on an interdisciplinary understanding of the overlapping dimensions influencing inclusion outcomes.

Course leader

Hanna Murray-Carlsson
PhD student Human Geography
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Radboud University

Iris Poelen
PhD student Human Geography
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Radboud University

Target group

Advanced Bachelor
Master
PhD
Postdoc

For anyone with an interest in the interdisciplinary field of migrant inclusion. We welcome students and professionals who would like to develop their ability to understand and critically assess policies and practices relating to migrant inclusion. No background in migration studies required.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

Learn to approach migrant inclusion from an interdisciplinary perspective, taking into consideration how social and economic dimensions shape inclusion policies and practices.
Gain knowledge about a variety of current debates and best practices regarding migrant inclusion, including the fields of in citizenship regulations, labour market interventions and health care services.
Develop critical thinking skills regarding the conceptualization of migrant inclusion interventions.
Be able to analyse migrant inclusion policies drawing on an interdisciplinary understanding of the overlapping dimensions influencing inclusion outcomes.

Fee info

EUR 550: Normal fee

Scholarships

€ 495 early bird discount – deadline 1 March 2019 (10%)
€ 468 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 413 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

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