Greece, Athens, Sounion

ELGS Migration Summer School

when 22 July 2019 - 27 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 500

Migration Summer School (MIGSS) on "Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe"has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of issues regarding the integration of immigrants and refugees in Europe. It is a unique summer program with on-site visits in Greece, a week-long program in English that provides an overview of the developments and challenges faced by migrants and refugees, in relation to social exclusion and integration in Europe as well as in the host communities, Open for Practitioners and Students of all disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al.), On-Site Visits to Reception Facilities & NGOs, Meet key academics and experts working in the field, Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar. This program is organized by the European Law & Governance School, and will operate out of the EPLO’s premises at Sounion, Greece from 22nd July to 27th July, 2019

Course leader

The European Public Law Organization (EPLO) is an International Organization with headquarters in Athens, Greece. The EPLO was established on 21 June, 2007. 17 Member States, 7 Public Authorities, and 72 Universities participate in its board of directors.

Target group

As this program is interdisciplinary in nature, it is open to all disciplines (such as Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al.) and applicants are welcome from the postgraduate level and up, PhD candidates, researchers, NGO professionals. Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar, pending a minimum of five students are enrolled in the seminar.

Course aim

The summer school gives participants a theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe, with particular focus on the current situation in Europe. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts, as well as through a day of site-visits to facilities and organizations in Athens that support refugees, and immigrants. This program will offer participants insights into migration in Europe, highlighting its growing relevance for the worldwide discussion on migration and refugee integration policies and combating social exclusion in Europe. It will help them develop a broad theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe and the challenges faced by migrants, in relation to social exclusion and integration, with emphasis on the current situation in Europe.
On a scientific level the program aims to develop arguments in relevance to social exclusion and integration in the context of immigrant and refugee movements, to assess the causes and effects of the migration and refugee crisis on European societies of reception and on the migrant populations themselves and to provide motivation for further research in the field.

Credits info

8 EC
Participants who wish to obtain ECTS will have to submit an essay after the end of the Summer School of approx. 5.000 words on a topic related to the lectures of the MIGSS and supervised by a lecturer of their choice. Deadline for essay submission: 2nd September 2019. The best paper will have the opportunity to submit their paper for publishing in a peer-reviewed journal of the EPLO .

Fee info

EUR 500: 500€ which covers tuition, and transportation from/to the Hotel and the EPLO premises for those staying in the area of Legrena as well as on the days of the site visits.
- Certification of Participation
- ECTS Diploma Supplement Upon Request.
Application Deadline at the Full Tuition rate is by May 31, 2019.

Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation in English to summerschools@elgs.eu, T: +30 211 311 0 671