The Hague, Netherlands

The Local Impact of Global Migration

when 4 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1895

In this module we examine the consequences of migration in an urban context. We look at images, pictures, cartoons, architecture and all other traces of migration in the city. We will compare and contrast these to other locations and to the literature and theories.

We start by looking at the effects of migration in the Netherlands and in The Hague, a city with adiverse, mobile population. We also study the ways in which national and local governments as well as institutions can facilitate (or hinder) new migrants.

The focus will be on different groups of migrants, historically, legally and socially. We analyze current events and current migration flows. We will look at the ways groups have been incorporated or integrated into society and we will examine their influence on city life.We use images and visual sociology to look at the urban effects of migration. Students are required to use visual images to compare and contrast migration stories in different locations.

You do not need to be a (photo) artist to be successful in this module, you do need a curious mind and an open vision!

Different excursions in and around The Hague will be used to illustrate the theories and conceptsexplained in the lectures. Guest speakers from various backgrounds will give insight in practical aspects and consequences of migration.

Course leader

Karijn Nijhoff

Course aim

•Recognize the roles of firms and NGOs in society.
•Develop the ability to set up and manage cross-sector partnerships between firms and businesses.
•Learn about the challenges associated with firm-NGO collaboration.
•Develop and build upon relations with students from various educational backgrounds and nationalities.

Fee info

EUR 1895: NOTE: fee includes academic fee, accommodation, social programme and lunch on weekdays