Bologna, Italy

Summer School on Forced Migration and Asylum

when 3 July 2017 - 8 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 450

The Summer School, organised by two organisations active on the frontline of reception and integration of asylum seekers and supported by several public and private partners working in the field, will investigate a broad range of fundamental issues associated with the current phenomenon of forced migration adopting a methodological approach that is rooted in praxis.

Geopolitical, anthropological and cultural analysis of Countries of origin, labour integration of refugees in the European Member States, mental health and the treatment of illnesses caused by traumatic events experienced during the migration journey, are just some of the topics that will be analysed and discussed during the School. Lectures and seminars will be completed with field visits to reception centres, offering interventions and training about how reception and integration initiatives are conducted in the field.

Course leader

The Summer School is organised by the Africa e Mediterraneo association and by the Lai-momo social cooperative, with the support of many communication sponsors from the institutions or the civil society.

Target group

The ideal candidates for the Summer School are researchers, journalists, experts and social workers who work in the field of migration and communication, Masters students.

Course aim

The theoretical and practical sessions of the School will offer thorough and multidisciplinary training on several aspects of migration. The contents of the classes will touch upon five principal broad topics, which will be the starting points for further discussions between participants and lecturers. This year, the Summer School will focus on countries of origin, labour integration of refugees; circular migration and voluntary returns; mental health and therapeutic assistance; communication on migration and hate speech.

Fee info

EUR 450: The inscription fee covers the classes, Summer School material, field visits, daily coffee breaks and buffet lunch for 6 days. Other meals, accommodation and travel expenses are not included.