Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Refugee Law - Western Balkans in Focus

when 6 July 2015 - 16 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 500

In the last decade countries of Western Balkans, including Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia have been transformed from refugee producing countries to host countries for asylum-seekers and refugees. Moreover, due to ongoing wars and prolonged hostilities in Syria and other parts of the world, it is expected that the number of persons seeking an international protection in the region will grow, thus making further development of the three countries asylum systems an important task.
This year’s International Summer School on refugee law and refugee rights will offer a specific focus on the refugee law and asylum rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.

The Summer School will employ an interactive learning environment using documentary films and open discussions enabling participants to both contribute to and gain an in-depth knowledge of asylum adjudication procedures, reception and integration policies. Instructors at the course are experienced and committed lawyers, scholars and practitioners/activists in the field (names announced in due time). They will be lead by Nedim Kulenovic and Professor Emereta Barbara Harrell-Bond and bring a comparative and locally focused perspective to the international protection debate.

Course leader

Dr Selma Porobic, CESI Director with Dr Barbara Harell-Bond and Nedim Kulenovic
with lecturers: Victoria Smythies, ,Drago Zuparic Ilic and Rados Djurovic.

Target group

The schools is open to students from all social sciences backgrounds.

Course aim

We aim to gather students from different countries with social sciences background, NGO workers and activists to discuss the current challenges of access to international refugee protection in the countries of the Western Balkans, and the responsibilities of both citizens and the state towards them.

Credits info

Offers no ECTS credits BUT Certificate of participation.

Fee info

EUR 500: The admission fee of 500Euros/with considerable discount offered to the participants from the WB region, will cover school programme with materials, supervision, tutoring, certificate of participation, food and beverage during the 10-days long training and activities.