Greece, Thessaloniki

Moving on From the Migrant Crisis: Socio-Political Implications of Movements to Europe

when 24 June 2019 - 2 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks

Organised by:
The University of Sheffield International Faculty CITY College
The University of Sheffield Department of Politics
The University of Sheffield Department of Sociological Studies

> Description of the programme:

The sustained political and media focus on movements of people across the Mediterranean Sea, which peaked in 2015, has moved on. However, the people who moved remain in Europe - and the medium and long term issues of managing diversity are only just beginning to be addressed. What is life like now for those who moved a few years ago and remain in precarious living settings with insecure immigration status? How are local organizations and institutions, in the places where numbers of recent international incomers peaked in 2015-2016, moving on from the crisis of arrival to longer term questions of integration and settlement? And what are the long terms implications for a ‘new’ European politics of the language of migration crisis, given the rise in populism and far-right political movements across many European countries? Attend lectures on migration and integration, listen to real life experiences, views and insights from people working in NGOs and public authorities managing migration flows and integration in Greece and volunteer on site with an NGO.

> Main Themes and Activities

Lectures - Workshops - Experiential Learning - Group Work - Coaching Sessions - Volunteering

Students who participate in the summer school will attend lectures on migration and integration, listen to real life experiences, views and insights from people working in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and public authorities managing migration flows and integration in Greece, as well as, volunteer on site with an NGO.

The summer school focuses on making students aware of the wider political, economic and social implications of the migration flows and the new challenges rising from refugee integration, through a series of lectures, workshops, guest speeches and volunteering.

Target group

University students

Course aim

Through this summer school students will have the chance to:

• Expand their knowledge on migration management and integration post-2014;
• Understand how refugee and migrant integration affects every aspect of modern society;
• Familiarize themselves with the challenges of integration;
• Volunteer on site and understand how the life of people residing in refugee sites is shaped by the new realities

Credits info

The course is worth 15 UK credits or 7.5 ECTS or 3 US credits.

Fee info

EUR 0: For more information about the fees please contact summerschool@citycollege.sheffield.eu.

Scholarships

Applicants interested in applying for a scholarship for the summer school may send an email at summerschool@citycollege.sheffield.eu.