Netherlands, Nijmegen

Migrant Inclusion in Policy and Practice

when 6 July 2020 - 10 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 550

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.

In this summer school, you will therefore be introduced to the topic of migrant inclusion by members from the network RUNOMI (Radboud Network on Migrant Inclusion) who will provide lectures on different topics relating to three domains of inclusion:

1. economic integration
2. social integration
3. equality in public service provision

Taking the Dutch context as a starting point, lecturers will share their expertise on issues such as

• migrant entrepreneurship
• anti-discrimination law and citizenship testing
• access to primary care and segregation on the housing market.

Throughout the course, we will consider these topics from the perspective of different migrant groups by means of vignettes.

To be able to put the Dutch examples into a wider context, lectures will be followed by working groups. Students will work on an assignment in which they compare policies in different European countries.

On the second to last day of the summer school, students get the opportunity to participate in the second edition of the RUNOMI annual conference. During this event, you will get the opportunity to present the results of the comparative assignment in the format of posters. Participation in the conference also provides you with the opportunity to get into contact with a wider variety of the topics studied by the RUNOMI scholars.

On the last day there will be a field trip in Nijmegen, with the aim to learn more about a local migrant inclusion project.

Course leader

Hanna Murray-Carlsson

Target group

• Advanced Bachelor
• Master
• PhD
• Professional

The course is designed for anyone with an interest in the field of migrant inclusion. We welcome students and professionals who would like to gain an overview of various topics relating to migrant inclusion, and who wish to develop their ability to understand and critically assess policies and practices relating to migrant inclusion.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

1. Engage in current debates about policies and practices regarding migrant inclusion
2. Demonstrate knowledge about Dutch inclusion policies and practices in relation to policies and practices in other European countries
3. Analyse migrant inclusion policies from the perspective of different migrant groups
4. Analyse migrant inclusion policies with an awareness of how the three domains of migrant inclusion overlap and effect policy outcomes

Fee info

EUR 550: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 495 early bird discount- deadline 1 March 2020 (10%)
€ 468 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 413 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

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